The Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegates funds to projects committed to the betterment of local communities. Six organizations in eastern Iowa were selected for grant funding.
The organizations receiving funding are:
- The Amana Heritage Society for $1,000
- The North Liberty Community Pantry for $1,600
- Wishes for Wildlife Foundation
- Safe Haven of Iowa County for $1,000
- Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa for $400
- The Amana Benefited Fire District for $2,000
How grants will be used
The Amana Heritage Society will use its grant to purchase a theft, fire, and water security system in its School House to help protect the priceless collections from potential theft or destruction.
The North Liberty Community Pantry will use its grant funds to purchase shelf-stable milk as it reduces milk spoilage and is a good source of nutrients.
The Wishes for Wildlife Foundation will use its grant funds for Phase 2 of its “Sustainable Wildlife Food Source” project. The initiative focuses on planting green browse food plots for wildlife, while also keeping pollinators at the forefront, in efforts to encourage the balance of natural ecosystems and pollination.
Safe Haven of Iowa County will use grant funds to purchase three custom-built dog room dividers to serve as a barrier between the dogs in their kennels and the dogs being walked by, creating a safer environment for the dogs and volunteers.
The Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa will use its grant funds to purchase items for their new program, JA BizTown Mobile, where students can simulate purchasing and learn the value of money and business development.
The Amana Benefited Fire District will use grant funds to replace the Amana Fire Department’s outdated thermal imaging camera to allow teams to split up for a more rapid assessment of the dangers.