Grantee Profiles

  • 117 Years of Devotion and Service to Southeast Iowa Children and Families

    The year that American Home Finding Association (AHFA) was established, brown plaid suits were on sale for $3.75, vacant land in Wapello County was selling for $20 to $50 per acre, and Dain Manufacturing (now John Deere-Ottumwa Works) started in Ottumwa. Three office locations and 117 years later, the true mission of American Home Finding […]

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  • Developing A Roadmap for Higher Education

    Latinas/Latinos al Éxito translated means Latinos to Success. Al Éxito is a statewide organizations that empowers Latinos youth to succeed in life and Iowa by providing programs that builds their leadership potential through college preparation, career development, civic engagement, family support, and celebration of culture. Latinas Al Exito was initiated by American Association of University […]

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  • Ottumwa Noon Lions Club Keeps Priorities In Focus

    One of the main ways the Ottumwa Noon Lions Club is making a difference in children’s lives is to provide service and support to the Iowa KidSight Program.

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  • Children & Families of Iowa

    …every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy, safe and reach their full potential.

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  • Victory Ranch

    One of the main goals of Victory Ranch is to offer a place where participants can learn critical thinking and processing skills through hands-on activities.

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  • Wapello County Trails Council

    “It takes the entire community working together to create something this extensive,” said Hellige. “And the entire community benefits from this effort, it is definitely a win-win.”

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  • Ottumwa Immigration & Learning Center

    The goal for the Center has always been to offer a positive environment where the immigrant community can learn English, equipping them with the skills necessary to obtain and keep jobs, improve communication with society and integrate positively.

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  • Food Bank of Southern Iowa

    In Wapello County that number rises to 23%. One organization fighting those statistics is the Food Bank of Southern Iowa (FBOSI). The Food Bank, which was founded in 1983, serves over 160 agencies in 13 counties in Southeast Iowa. These agencies include churches, senior centers, daycare centers, homeless shelters, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and other nonprofit agencies.

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