The Bock Family Foundation, Inc., located in Perry, Iowa, was established by the Larry Bock and Barbara Bock Estates in 2002. The Bock Family Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that $65,556.00 was awarded to 32 grant recipients today at a grant presentation held at the Perry Public Library. To date, the Bock Family Foundation, Inc. has awarded grants totaling $1,640,950.00, including grants awarded in this grant cycle. The recipients of Spring 2017 grant awards are:


First United Methodist Church, Perry: $700 for computer monitor mounted in church to assist pastor with overhead projector system


Dallas County Conservation Board: $5,000 for “Let’s Connect” (Perry to Woodward trail project)


Dallas County Hospital Foundation: $4,000 towards the purchase of a minivan for transporting patients to Senior Life Solutions program


City of Perry: $2,500 towards “In the Shadow of the Rails” structure at the Raccoon River Valley Trailhead.


Perry Volunteer Fire Department: $3,000 for the purchase of 12 new pagers for firefighters to be contacted by dispatch


Perry Public Library: $1,000 for Summer Readings Kids Fest 2017


Perry Fine Arts: $800 to bring LYRA in concert


Perry Ministerial Association: $4,000 to provide assistance in cases of financial crises or emergencies


Perry Child Development Center: $1,400 for carpet cleaning


Perry Child Development Center: $4,500 for scholarships


P.A.C.E.S.: $7,000 for the Pre K-5th Grade Learning Center Program


Genesis Development: $5,000 for school personnel/counselors


Perry Elementary School: $600 for Music Curriculum on the Internet


Perry Elementary School: $1,360 to purchase milk tickets for K-2nd Grade students


Perry School Student Activities Department: $1,000 towards the purchase of Shadowman Pro 3 Unit Bundle (tackling dummies for football program)


Perry High School Industrial Technology: $1,000 towards upgrading engines for Power Tech 1 and 2 classes


Perry High School Industrial Technology: $2,000 towards updating and modernization of industrial tech program


Perry High School Band: $500 towards purchase of xylophone


Perry High School Color Guard: $500 to purchase new sets of silk to be used with marching band shows and in parades


Perry High School Musical Theatre Dept.: $1,500 towards costs of flying effects in Spring musical


Art on the Prairie: $2,500 towards two public art sculptures


Pegasus Inc.: $600 to purchase office chairs


New Opportunities: $1,100 to purchase a new laptop


Dallas County Habitat for Humanity: $2,500 for Rock the Bock 2017


HomeCare Services Inc of Dallas County: $2,000 towards a food proofer cabinet and refrigerator


New Hope Village Foundation: $1,296 for updates to Perry store & iPad POS kit


Minburn Betterment Group: $750 for Summer Concert series


City of Dawson: $800 for signage for the Miner’s Shack


Granger Police Department: $450 to purchase a safe


SAILDC, Inc.: $700 for liability costs for transportation and advertisement


Good Samaritan Food Pantry LLC: $2,500 for Phase II of relocation project


De Soto Police Department: $3,000 to purchase dashboard cameras for two vehicles


The Bock Family Foundation, Inc. had previously established a scholarship program with the Perry DMACC Center and is further pleased to announce that 24 DMACC students attending the Perry VanKirk Career Academy have been awarded scholarships by the Bock Family Foundation Scholarship Fund. In 2015/2016, $4,637 in scholarships were awarded to 10 students, and in 2016/2017, $5,376 in scholarships were awarded to 14 students.


The Bock Family Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit supporting organization for the benefit of organizations operated for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes. Projects funded must be located in Dallas County. Applicants must be a nonprofit organization or a unit of state or local government. The Foundation awards grants in the fall and the spring. Application deadlines are September 1 and March 1 respectively. Questions about the grant guidelines and the application form may be directed to Scott Finneseth, Executive Director of the Foundation, at 465-4641 or P.O. Box 487, Perry, IA, 50220.


Directors of the Bock Family Foundation are: John Powell - President; Brent Halling – Vice President; Joyce Van Kirk – Secretary; Jean Bromert, Jon S. Peters, Harley Weyer, & Paul Burrow.