Numerous Delaware County Groups Awarded Foundation for the Future Grants

The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County granted over 97-thousand dollars to nearly forty non-profit groups on Wednesday. Several non-profits received five-thousand dollars, including Hopkinton First Responders, who will use it to purchase a non-transport First Responder Unit; Edgewood Ambulance Service, who will purchase a LP15 Monitor/Defibrillator; the Manchester American Legion Post, who will replace flags at St. Mary’s and Oakland Cemetary; Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation, who will upgrade Project Lead the Way technology; and the Riverview Center, who will use it towards a trauma-focused therapy capacity building. A number of non-profits received grants worth at least three-thousand dollars, including Delaware County Adult Day Services, Delaware County School to Work, Earlville Fire and Ambulance, the Masonville Fire Department, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and the West Delaware Metals Department. Several cities will benefit from the grants, which will provide new picnic tables at Delhi City Park, mulch replacement and play equipment repairs at Dundee City Park, a new entry sign for the City of Earlville, additional funding for the City of Manchester’s Tirrill Park summer concert events and restoration of the historic fountain at Chrystal Park in Ryan. The grants will also allow the Delaware County Fair Society to install outdoor safety lighting in the agriculture area of the fairgrounds, allow the Delhi Federated Women’s Club to preserve the historical McCreery Gardens, allow the Greeley Ladies Cemetary Association to improve the Greeley Cemetary, and provide the Dundee Fire Department with money for their grain bin rescue tube project. The grants will also help the Edgewood Boy Scouts purchase a Boy Scout trailer, help the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa Ed-Co troop with their Pillowcases for Kids project, help with technology needs at Hennessy Catholic School in Petersburg and help provide scholarships for the STEM Enrichment Program. And the list doesn’t end there… Grants were also awarded to Delaware County Tourism, Delaware County Scenic Byways, Delaware First Responders, the Edgewood Cemetary Association, Ed-Co School District, Good Neighbor Society, Iowa College Access Network, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, the Manchester Public Library, Maquoketa Valley’s High School Government/Social Sciences department, St. Joseph’s Childcare Center and Lambert Elementary. The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County was also given ten-thousand dollars to build a permanent endowment fund.