The Dallas County Foundation (DCF) recognized 35 non-profits by awarding $95,706 in grant checks on Tuesday, April 30 at the American Legion Post in Van Meter. Each year, grants are awarded to improve the quality of life to those fortunate enough to call Dallas County “home.”

In partnership with Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation, the Dallas County Foundation was awarded an additional $43,047.00 for broad-based community improvement projects making for a combined total of $138,753 in betterment grants in 2019.

Since its inception in 2005, the DCF has awarded over $1,327,677 to over 220 projects in Dallas County. These grant dollars have been used to enhance large and small community organizations throughout the county.

The DCF mission is to continue funding projects and local initiatives that strengthen our communities now and well into the future. A listing of funded projects from 2006 to 2019 can be viewed at

The Dallas County Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

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The Perry area organizations that received grants include:

Dallas Co. Sheriff Benevolent Association

Bullet Proof Vests $5.000

Dallas Co. Homecare Services

Food Proofer Cabinet $750

Dallas Co. Habitat for Humanity

Pilot Program-CAPABLE $4,000

Dallas Co. Hospital Foundation

Childhood Obesity Program $1,500

Fullhart Carnegie Trust

Wall of Witness Plaque $1,000

Perry Alano Club

New flooring/paint - $2,500

Perry Middle School

Art Room Renovations - $6,000

Perry School/PACES

Makerspace Lab/STEAM - $7,500

Perry Lutheran Home

Rehab Equipment - $778

Perry Acorns & Oaks Daycare

Portable Room Dividers $1,115

Perry Parks & Rec

Swim Team horn/back up/timing - $1,000

PRESBY Childcare Center

Toys, furnishings, equipment - $1,000

Woodward-Granger School

MS/HS Library Update - $5,000

Woodward-Granger School Foundation

Auditorium Seating Update - $9,000