Foundation gives $32,751 to communities in the 2016 spring grant cycle

The Luverne Area Community Foundation recently announced spring grants awarded in two categories: health care and general (anything not health care).


Health care grant awards $23,886

•Sanford Luverne Medical Center $13,000 for a Bravo pH monitor system.

•Good Samaritan/Mary Jane Brown Home $2,000 for a Rosie Vitals Machine.

•Magnolia Juniors 4-H Club $100 for hygiene kits.

•Blue Mound Ice Arena $600 for sanitary bottle filling station.

•Rock County Agricultural Society $2,400 for portable hand-washing stations.

•Luverne Public School $2,407 for flu shot clinic.

•Hills Beaver Creek Public School $879 for flu shot clinic.

•Lutheran Social Services $500 for shelf-stable meals and for Senior Dining.

•Luverne Fire Department $2,000 for an air quality measuring device.


General grant awards $8,865

•Luverne Child Guide $765 for second-grade author books.

•Luverne Senior Dining $2,400 for handicap-accessible door.

•Blue Mound Area Theater $200 for two-way radio headsets for stage communication.

•Blue Mound Ice Arena $2,000 for rink dividers for ice usage.

•City of Hardwick $2,500 for Community Center building updates.

•Luverne Street Music  $500 support of summer music camp and programs.

•Boy Scouts local chapter $500 for leadership advancement senior scouts.


Twice yearly the Luverne Area Community Foundation invites applications that will enhance the quality of life in the following areas:

•arts and humanities;

•community and civic affairs;

•social and economic growth;


•support programs for people, youth to senior citizen;

•health and wellness.

Not-for-profit organizations (either singly or as a consortium), government agencies, academic and research institutions located within the Luverne Community areas (Rock County) are among the organizations eligible to request support from the Luverne Area Community Foundation.

The next grant cycle is approaching. The deadline for fall applications is Sept. 30.  Questions can be directed to Emily Crabtree, Executive Director of LACF, 220-2424, or stop in at the office at 102 E. Main St., Luverne.

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