Iowa 4-H Foundation Announces Pioneer Grant Recipients

Iowa 4-H Foundation Announces Pioneer Grant Recipients

04/22/2021

Thanks to a generous contribution from Corteva Agriscience, the Iowa 4-H Foundation is proud to announce that seventeen 4-H Clubs have been awarded Pioneer Grants for 2021.

Contact:

Emily Saveraid                                           
Executive Director 
esaver@iastate.edu
(515) 294-1552                                         

April 22, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Iowa 4-H Foundation Announces Pioneer Grant Recipients

AMES, Iowa- Thanks to a generous contribution from Corteva Agriscience, the Iowa 4-H Foundation is proud to announce that seventeen 4-H Clubs have been awarded Pioneer Grants for 2021.

Designed to stimulate local 4-H clubs in Iowa to plan and carry out community improvement activities these grants provide “seed money” needed to make the projects successful. Pioneer provides grant funding ranging from a minimum of $50 to a maximum of $500. Clubs must submit an application to receive funding.

“We are grateful to Corteva for their continued commitment to the importance of community service through these grants,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “The learning that 4-H’ers gain from this process; from planning and organization to execution and reporting, give youth the opportunity to gain real world skills.”

The clubs receiving funding are as follows:

Allamakee: Toppers 4-H Club    
Project: Paint and spruce up Waterville Community Center

Boone: Bluff Creek Wranglers
Project: Add/transplant trees in new area of Pilot Mound Cemetery

Cass: Pymosa
Project: Permanent cemetery directory 

Cerro Gordo: Shifting Gears 4-H Club
Project: Clean up gate and panel storage area and create new storage building for county fair grounds

Iowa: Parnell Pepper 4-H Club
Project: Reroof pavilion by Parnell Hall

Jefferson: Des Moines Ramblers 4-H Club
Project: Fix up and repaint the barrier fence at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Jones: Lovell Lions
Project: Plant trees at the Jones County Fairgrounds

Montgomery: Stennett Panthers 
Project: Montgomery Co Fairgrounds entrance sign & landscaping 

Polk: Mitchellville Beaver Hustlers
Project: Replace planting pots along Center Avenue in Mitchellville

Polk: We X-L
Project: Replace benches for Ava’s Garden

Poweshiek: Mighty Golden Clovers        
Project: Make fleece tie blankets for residents at Mayflower Community nursing home

Scott: Scott County 4-H County Council  
Project: Sponsor a meal delivery for hospital workers and Easter baskets for nursing home residents

Tama: 10-12th Grade Tama County Council       
Project: Replace uprooted trees at the tama county fair grounds

Tama: 7-9th Grade Tama County Council           
Project: Make comfort/activity bags to give to police department to hand out to kids 

Wapello: Cornhuskers 4-H Club 
Project: Replace raised garden beds and plant vegetables at United Way Food Pantry Garden

Wayne: Warren Willpower         
Project: Wayne Co Festival of Lights display 

Webster: Gowrie Groundbreakers 4-H Club
Project: Create pollinator garden

Find more information about the Pioneer Grants at www.iowa4hfoundation.org/pioneergrants

The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides funds for many of the opportunities – recognition, national 4-H trips, scholarships and special programs– that allow young people to experience the benefits of 4-H. The opportunities we help fund for young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors. The Iowa 4-H Foundation: Funding Opportunities for Iowa’s Youth Through 4-H. For more information about the Iowa 4-H Foundation, visit www.iowa4hfoundation.org.    

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