The Dallas County Foundation (DCF) has announced that $95,513 has been awarded to 32 non-profits in Dallas County. 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 (GGCGC), the Dallas County Foundation was awarded an additional $42,810.00 for broad-based community improvement projects making for a combined total of $138,323 in betterment grants in 2020.

Since its inception in 2005, the DCF has awarded over $1,354,689 to over 250 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 2020 can be viewed at www.dallascountyfoundation.org.

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

DCF board members include Lynn Ubben, President; Tiawny Meyers, Vice President, Butch Niebuhr, Treasurer; Katie Spellman, Secretary; Chris Brocka, Tim Canney; Carol Hill; Jan Kaiser; Vicki Lage; Michelle Messer; Doug Pullin; Dean Scott and Scott Circksena, Development Director.

For more information, visit www.dallascountyfoundation.org.

2020 DCF Grants:

Presby Child Care Program, Inc.

Presby Child Care Growing Needs - $1,000

Perry Community School District

P.A.C.E.S - $3,000

Perry School Foundation, Inc.

Perry Athletic Complex Softball Field Renovation -  $4,000

Perry Community School District

New Wrestling Mats - $5,000

Friends of the Perry Public Library

2020 Bldg. Renovation Project - $8,000

Perry Park and Rec

Swim Team – Racing Lane Replacement - $1,000

Raccoon River Pet Rescue

Surgical Suite and Laundry Equipment - $4,000

Dallas County Habitat for Humanity

Perry New Construction Home - $5,000

Minburn Area Fire Fighters Assoc. 

Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment - $5,000

Minburn Community Betterment Group

Minburn Foodstand - $2,000

Friends of the Minburn Library 

Minburn Public Renovation - $8,000

City of Perry

McCreary Community Bldg. Renovation - $20,000

Woodward Senior Citizens’ Housing, Inc.

Sidewalk Renovations - $5,000

White Pole Road Development Corp.

Pole Painting - $2,000

Adel-DeSoto Soccer Club

ADM Soccer Club Cement Bldg. Pad Construction - $5,000

Team RunFree

Transportation and Storage of Adaptive Run Carts - $8,810

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center

Transitional House Parking Lot Project - $6,000

Adel-DeSoto Fine Arts Boosters Club

ADM Fine Arts Sound Monitors - $2,000

Brenton Arboretum, Inc

Computer & Software Upgrades - $2,000

Dallas County Fair Association

Campground Playground - $3,000

Rotary International

Provide Ice Rink Shed & Light - $3,000

Spurgeon Manor, Inc.

Resident & Community Outdoor Fitness Stations - $2,000

DeSoto Public Library

Circulating Board Game Collection - $750

Lutheran Home for the Aged Assoc.

Rehabilitation Equipment - $2,000

Redfield Development Corporation

StoryWalk Paving Project - $6,763

City of Redfield

Strategic Planning - $8,000

Waukee Community Closet

Back to School Athletic Shoes - $2,000

Waukee Public Library Friends Foundation

Smart Meeting Room - $3,000

YMCA of Greater Des Moines (Waukee)

UV Pool Filtration System - $2,000

Des Moines Performing Arts

2019-2020 Applause Series - $2,000

Food Bank of Iowa

Fighting Hunger in Dallas County - $5,000

N-Compass

Iowa Project AWARE - $2,000