Luverne Area Community Foundation announces grant award recipients for 2020

The Luverne Area Community Foundation granted nearly $84,000 to dozens of local organizations in 2020.

LACF grants are typically awarded in the categories of health care and community.

This year, however, the foundation established a Community Crisis Fund to award grants for Covid-19 assistance. Those recipients are listed here.

 

Health Care Grants $45,600

•Rock Ranch Inc. – Rider Lyft for seniors and or disabled riders.

•LIFT/Luverne Farmers Market – POP program (Power of Produce) child healthy eating education.

•Luverne Fire Department – New fire safety hoods for head protection and extraction gloves.

•Sanford Luverne Medical Center – Bladder scanner.

•Luverne Public Schools – Flu Shot Clinic for students and teachers.

•Hills-Beaver Creek Schools – Flu Shot Clinic for students and teachers.

•Hills Fire Department – New AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

•Lutheran Social Services – Shelf-stable meals for seniors through home-delivered meals.

•Sanford Luverne – Meta Lab/Sleep Apnea machine for at home testing.

•Rock County Opportunities – added washer and dryer for community laundry services.

 

Community Grants $24,868

•Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary - new chairs for Hardwick Community Center/Legion.

•Luverne Child Guide – at risk youth scholarships.

•Rock County Sportsmen’s Club – window improvements.

•Blue Mound Ice Arena – net equipment updates.

•A.C.E. of Southwest MN – adult resource booklet update.

•Luverne Baseball Association – baseball/softball field groomer.

•City of Hills – baseball field updates.

•Southwest Youth Services – online learning platform in collaboration with Blandin Tech Grant.

•City of Beaver Creek – support for community splash pad.

•City of Magnolia – new signage for city park and campground.

•Luverne Public School – elementary music orchestra event.

•Luverne Hockey Club – technology enhancement for online event viewing.

•Blue Mound Area Theatre/Palace Theatre – interior signage.

 

Community Crisis Fund Grants – Covid 19 assistance $13,165

•Little Lambs Preschool – child-sized hand washing stations and air purifier

•Blue Mound Area Theatre – sanitizing vapor machine to clean theatre area.

#Luv1LuvAll – mental health support materials Covid 19.

•Big Buddies of Rock County – mentor buddy support.

•Luverne United Methodist Church – community meal support during Covid-19.

•Rock County Opportunities – client services online platform during Covid-19.

•Luverne Child Guide – return-to-school safely supplies.

•LIFT/Luverne Farmers Market – handwashing stations and social distancing materials for Farmers Market safety needs during Covid-19.

 

The Community Crisis Fund will be open until there is no longer a local need.

Deadlines for the next rounds of competitive grants are March 31 and Sept. 30, 2021.

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