The Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF) will hold its 2014 grant awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 23 at the Benton County Fair Grounds grandstand beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s grant distribution to support community projects totaled over $97,500.

2014 grant recipients included:

· American Legion-Jennings-Bradshaw # 39, Belle Plaine Legion Hall Jennings Bradshaw Post #39 Kitchen Renovation

· Area Substance Abuse Council, Students At Risk Support Group

· Belle Plaine Area Ambulance, Auto Pulse

· Benton County, Bison Tub

· Benton County, Benton County Courthouse Clock & Bell Restoration Project

· Benton County Historical Society, Heating and Cooling for the Vinton Depot

· Benton County Volunteer Program, BCVP Medical Transportation Assistance

· Benton Development Group, Benton County Greatly Expanded Marketing Project

· Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, Emergency Shelter and Housing Assistance

· City of Blairstown, Rescue Truck Refurbish

· City of Newhall, Boy Scout Eagle Scout Project Park Beautification Project

· City of Walford, City Park Pedestrian Trail Project

· Garrison Betterment Committee, Garrison Betterment Park Committee & Garrison Emergency Services – Kid’s Health & Safety Fair

· Genesis Development, Transportation for People with Disabilities to Achieve Community Inclusion

· Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Benton County Girl Scouting

· Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc., Feeding Communities in Benton County

· Horizons-A Family Service Alliance, Horizons Family Support Program

· Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, JA Our City® and JA Our Nation® Programming for Students in Benton County

· Kirkwood Community College Foundation, CAPS Off to a New Endeavor

· North Benton Ambulance, Ambulance Equipment Purchase

· Riverview Center, Capacity Building for Trauma-Focused Sexual Assault Therapy Services

· Shellsburg Area Community Group, Shellsburg Bear Creek Streambank Improvement

· The Arc of East Central Iowa, Benton County Inclusion Project

· Virginia Gay Hospital Healthcare Foundation, Reach Out and Read

· Waypoint Services, Domestic Violence Safety Net Program

· Young Parents Network, YPN Groups

To learn more about grant opportunities, call the administrative office at 319.287.9106 and speak with Tom Wickersham, program director at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

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