Nine local non-profit organizations were awarded grants from the Dyersville Area Community Foundation on Wednesday night.
Saints Peter and Paul Church in Petersburg was awarded the largest grant of five thousand dollars. The money will go towards their capital campaign to restore the church.
Dyersville Commercial Club Park was granted just over two-thousand dollars for park picnic tables. The James Kennedy Public Library received two thousand dollars for their Pop-Up portable library and outreach services. And the Dyersville Health Foundation was given just under two-thousand dollars for new colonoscopy equipment for Mercy Hospital in Dyersville.
And several grants under one thousand dollars were given to the Dyersville Area Historical Society for landscaping at the Dyer-Botsford House, to Area Residential Care for Dyersville internet access, to the Dyersville Chamber to help welcome new residents, to Seton Catholic School for the Seton Farley Bookies book club and to the New Vienna Area Historical Society for updated color brochures and postcards.
In addition to supporting non-profits with grants, the Dyersville Area Community Foundation has also adopted several special projects, such as the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading – with the foundation making a significant contribution to support that program.
(photo courtesy of Dyersville Area Community Foundation)