Dyersville area nonprofits receive over $22,000 in grant support


The Dyersville Area Community Foundation awarded 12 grants totaling over $22,000 to local nonprofits for community development, health and safety, and supporting youth and families through education and basic necessities.

“We are excited to acknowledge the wonderful work our local nonprofits do to contribute to our community,” says Michelle Grover, the Foundation’s executive director. “Especially in rural areas, nonprofits are hugely important. We want our children and grandchildren to experience the opportunities and benefits our nonprofits provide.” 

Grants are supported by donations to the Community Foundation’s endowment fund. 

Nonprofits received their awards during a celebration Wednesday, October 19 at FUSE in Dyersvillesponsored by Community Savings Bank, English Insurance, Fidelity Bank & Trust, Honkamp Krueger & Co., ITC, Maquoketa Valley Electric/MVlink, Midwest One Bank and Black Hills Energy.

Along with supporting nonprofits through grantmaking, the Foundation provides funding for the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the work of its coordinator, Jessica Pape, to ensure area students continue to meet important benchmarks in reading, practice good school attendance, and have opportunities for summer learning.

This year’s grant recipients and their projects are:

  • 2 or 3 — $1,000 for a gathering event
  • Beckman Catholic — $5,793 for a makers room
  • Dyersville Area Historical Society — $1,000 for a painted arch
  • Hills & Dales Child Development — $1,000 for Autism Clinic furniture
  • Holy Trinity — $2,000 for window restoration
  • James Kennedy Public Library — $1,525, including $920 from the Jeanne M. Coppola Endowment for Education, for the Kids Can Cook program
  • New Vienna Fire Department — $1,000 for fire scene lighting
  • New Vienna Historical Society — $475 for storm drainage repairs
  • Northeast Iowa Agency on Aging — $2,500 for home-delivered meals
  • Rural Community Food Pantry — $5,000 for the angel tree program
  • Seton Catholic — $814 for whiteboards
  • St. Francis Xavier Church — $500 for layettes

“We truly appreciate the donations made to the Dyersville Area Community Foundation endowment. Each gift makes our annual grants possible and supports great nonprofits that contribute so much to our neighborhoods,” says Grover. “Our community is full of passionate, generous people and organizations making a difference today and for the future. Understanding our shared challenges and working together to develop solutions is our most important work. I appreciate all those who are coming along with us on that journey.”

Gifts to the Community Foundation endowment may be eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit. To make your impact on the Dyersville area, contact Michelle Grover at dacf@dbqfoundation.org or 319-269-6432.