Foundation of Greater Plymouth County awards 2014 grants to organizations

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm

The Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County has ended its 2014 grant-making session with the distribution of funds to 27 area organizations in Plymouth County.

This year the Foundation awarded a total of $143,000.

Under terms of legislation, these funds must be granted to charitable organizations for educational, civic and public purposes in Plymouth County.

This year’s recipients are as follows:


Akron EMS: $10,000 for Lucas 2 Device.

Akron Parks & Rec Board, $5,000, concrete and block for Announcer booth-Bathrooms-Concession stand (ABC) Building.

Akron Public Library, $2,000, computers.

Akron Senior Center, $565, TV.


Beautification Babes, Hinton $4,380, flags and poles.

Hinton Fire-Rescue, $5,500, Jaws of Life.

Lucky Leprechaun, Hinton, $5,500, clothing for Hinton children.


Kingsley Ambulance, $10,000, CPR Compression Device.

Kingsley-Pierson School, $10,000, Chrome Book expansion.

Kingsley-Pierson Little League, $10,000, Jim Harvey Field Improvements.


City of Merrill, $5,000, HVAC for gymnasium.

Merrill Lion’s Club, $5,000, coats for Merrill children.


Mid-Sioux Opportunities, Remsen, $9,987, computers and printers.

City of Remsen, $4,000, gymnasium updates.

St. Mary’s High School, Remsen, $7,866 for exterior doors.

Remsen Golf Course, $3,875, cart path concrete.

Clark Elementary School, Le Mars, $6,000, iPads

Le Mars

Friends of Le Mars Library, $7,060, digital microfilm scanner/viewer.

Gehlen Catholic School, Le Mars, $1,000, security system.

Le Mars Fire-Rescue, $3,595, rescue struts.

YMCA, Le Mars, $6,072, handicap access.

Le Mars Senior Center, $5,000, handicap access.

Life Skills, Le Mars, $2,500, eDoc system.

Noah’s Ark Preschool, Le Mars, $500, educational items.

Plains Area Mental Health, Le Mars, $1,000, computer and printer.

Plymouth County Historical Museum, Le Mars, $3,900, historic art display items.

Siouxland Youth for Christ, Le Mars, $7,700, outdoor recreation area.

All inquiries pertaining to the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County opportunities and other foundation information can be directed to: Karla Bohle, Grant Committee Chairperson, 712-251-6176 or email:

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