Grant History

2016 Grant Recipients

Organization Purpose Granted
Austin Area Commission for the Arts Craft sessions for area youth $900
Austin Community Band Summer music/concert series in the park $800
Austin Symphony Sponsorship of Program $2,000
Cedar River Watershed District Purchase materials for river access $2,000
Faith Church Community Car Care Clinic $750
Freedom Fest 2017 Finance festival events & activities $1000
Friends of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Puppet Theatre & Puppets $1,200
Hormel Historic Home Kids petting zoo $350
KAUS, Hy-Vee, Feed a Family Food for the holidays $2000
MatchboxChildren’s Theater Help with production costs for shows $1,000
Mower County Seniors, Inc. Senior Advocacy/Caregiver Program $1,500
Northwestern Singers Instrumentalists and carpenter $1,200
 Rachel’s Hope Purchase Diapers for infants $500
Real Hope for the Hungry Cover the cost’s for “MealPack” for Austin Salvation Army $810
Salvation Army Purchase food for Thanksgiving Baskets $1,000
St. Olaf Backpack Program Purchase food for Head Start children $2,000
Summerset Theatre Help with production costs for shows $2,000
TOTAL $21,010

2015 Grant Recipients

Organization Purpose Granted
MatchboxChildren’s Theater Help with production costs for shows $1,200
Austin Community Band Summer music/concert series in the park $700
Gerard Academy Children’s Supplies $1,500
Children’s Dental Health Services 750 Happy Smiles Kits $1,400
Austin Symphony Sponsorship of Program $2,000
Freedom Fest 2016 Finance festival events & activities $1000
 Rachel’s Hope Purchase Diapers for infants $500
Austin Area Commission for the Arts Loading Dock repair & Handicap Seating $1,650
Hormel Historic Home History for Half Pints programming $550
Edition II Inc. Offset performance fees to Nursing Homes $500
AHS Clay Target Team Team Expenses $500
Northwestern Singers Instrumentalists and carpenter $1,500
Austin Park & Recreation Pickleball League Equipment $500
Faith Church Community Car Care Clinic $500
Mower County Seniors, Inc. Senior Advocacy/Caregiver Program $1,500
Habitat For Humanity – Freeborn/Mower Purchase a Table Saw $500
Friends of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Animal Track sensory Table $2000
KAUS, Hy-Vee, Feed a Family Food for the holidays $2000
Friend’s of the Shooting Star  Trail Help build and Maintain Mountain Bike Trail $1,000
TOTAL $21,000

2014 Grant Recipients

Organization Purpose Granted
Matchbox Children’s Theater The Wizard of Oz production expenses $1,000
Austin Community Band Summer music/concert series in the park $400
Austin High School Band Purchase of french horn $1,000
Children’s Dental Health Services 750 Happy Smiles Kits $750
Austin Symphony Graffiti-to-Art program $500
Freedom Fest 2015 Finance festival events & activities $500
Rachel’s Hope Diapers $500
Parenting Resource Center Healthy snacks & use of facilities for disadvantaged children $1,000
Welcome Center* Items for Personal Care Shelf $1,000
African Asian Refugee Services Agency* Web-site $750
St. Olaf Back Pack Program Purchase food to send home $1,500
Northwestern Singers Instrumentalists and carpenter $1,000
Austin Youth Baseball* Baseball Clinic $750
Mower County Seniors, Inc. Healthy eating classes for seniors $1,000
Mower County Seniors, Inc. Senior Advocacy/Caregiver Program $1,000
Habitat For Humanity – Freeborn/Mower Materials for A Brush with Kindness Program $600
Friends of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Two kayaks and two paddles $1,948
KAUS, Hy-Vee, Feed a Family Food for the holidays $1,802
*First time applicants TOTAL $19,000

2013 Grant Recipients

Organization Purpose Granted
 *Austin Arts Festival  Children’s Activities  $1500
 Austin Comm. Band  Maintaining concert series  $500
 *AHS Band  Tenor Saxophone  $1500
 Austin Symphony  Concert Support  $2500
 Matchbox Theatre  Production Costs  $800
 Children’s Dental Heath  Happy Smiles Kits  $1500
 Cornerstone Church  Car Repair Clinic  $600
 Hormel Institute  Promo for Paint the Town Pink  $1500
 MC Historical Society  WW II Exhibit  $1500
 Northwestern Singers  Instrumentalists & carpenter  $1500
 Parenting Resource Center  3 video resources  $540
 St. Olaf  Back Pack Program  Food resources for hungry  $1500
 *S. MN. Women’s Center  Diapers  $500
 Chamber of Commerce  4th of July Celebration  $1000
 *First time applicant TOTAL  $17000

2012 Grant Recipients

Organization Purpose Granted
Matchbox Children’s Theatre Production costs for Pinocchio $1,000
Historic Paramount Theatre Card access reader $500
Austin Symphony Concert sponsorship $2,500
M. C. Historical Large format scanner $1,200
Children’s dental health Happy Smiles Kits $1,200
Summerset Theatre* Production funding $1,000
MC Advocacy Classes for advocates $1,500
Austin Comm. Band# Operational costs $700
Freedom Fest ’13 Events & activities $1,000
St. Olaf Back Pack Program* Weekend food bags $1,000
MC Humane Society# Cages for cats & kittens $1,000
PRC Refrigerator for Catherwood Home $650
Cornerstone Church* Car repair for single moms $750
Arc Mower County Scholarship Funds $1,000
*First grant application TOTAL $15,000

2011 Grant Recipients  

Organization Purpose Granted
Matchbox Children’s Theatre Production Costs $1,000
Historic Paramount Theatre Basement Lobby Remodel $700
Austin Symphony Concert sponsorship $1,500
M. C. Historical  Microfilm Records $1,000
Children’s dental health Happy Smiles Kits $1,000
Northwestern Singers Production funding $1,000
MC Advocacy Caregiver Program Expenses $1,000
Austin Area Art Center Operational costs $500
Seibel Center Visits for Families $1,000
Austin Page Turners  Author Visit $800
Habitat for Humanity Materials $1,500
Mayo Clinic Health System Expansion costs $1,000
TOTAL $12,000

2010 Grant Recipients                                                                                                       

Organization Purpose Granted
Chamber of Commerce Access Scholarships $500
Salvation Army Family Food $1,150
Austin Symphony Orchestra Concert (Including for Students) $1,500
Mower County Historical Society Multi-Media Screen, PA System $750
Children’s dental health Happy Smiles Kits $900
Hormel Historic Home Autism Day Camp $1,000
Mower County Humane Society Cages for Cats $600
United Way of Mower County Coat Project $600
TOTAL $7,000

2009 Grant Recipients                                

Organization Purpose Granted
Matchbox Children’s Theatre Support for Little Red Riding Hood production $900
Hormel Historic Home Day camp for elementary students with autism $1,000
Austin Symphony Orchestra Partial sponsorship of David Hays concert $1,500
Mower County Historical Society Video equipment for oral history project $420
Mower County Senior Services Volunteer training $416
Mower County Veterans Project Operating cost of fund raising etc. for memorial $1,000
Mower County Humane Society Sink in dog kennel area $420
Austin Catholic Schools Cork display strips for student art work display $344
TOTAL $6,000

2008 Grant Recipients 

Organization Purpose Granted
Historic Paramount Theatre Tweaksters program  $500
Woodson Kindergarten Center Books & other materials $1,200
Austin Symphony Orchestra General support  $1,200
Mower County Historical Society Computer System  $1,200
Mower County Red Cross Training for babysitters $900
Mower County Humane Society Flooring $1,000
TOTAL $6,000

 


2007 Grant Recipients

Organization Purpose Granted
American Red Cross  Training Manikin $2,000
Mower County Historical Society  Past Perfect Software  $934
Parenting Resource Center  4 Real Care Dolls  $2,000
Austin Catholic Schools  Percussion Instruments $835
TOTAL  $5,769

 

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