Past Recipients

Following is a list of supported organizations (by year) since MCCF began.

To date, the Foundation has given $1,973,160 to deserving organizations within Marion County.

2020 Supported Recipients

OrganizationAmount ($)
Bussey Fire & EMS$10,200
Clay Township Fire & EMS10,200
Columbia Fire & EMS10,200
Indiana Township Fire & EMS10,200
Knoxville City Fire & EMS21,200
Knoxville Township Fire 15,200
Melcher-Dallas Fire & EMS15,200
Pella Ambulance EMS21,200
Pella Fire21,200
Pleasantville Fire & EMS15,200

2019 Supported Recipients

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
AA & NA of Pella$712Tables & brochure stand
American Legion Post 6321,200Facility modernization
Building Blocks Preschool1,500Kinesthetic Learning Center consumable supplies
Bussey Community Library1,250Upgrade media equipment
Bussey, City of 3,000Main street gazebo area
Bussey, City of3,000North Park shelter house
Central College4,000STEM Exploration Camp
Fellowship Uniting Neighbors (FUN)5,000Back-to-school supplies for Knoxville students
Friends of the Melcher-Dalls Library1,500Children's book cases & storage seating
Friends of Webb Shadle Memorial Library3,500ADA compliance for restrooms
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc.3,000Housing preservation & rehab Habitat Pella
Helping Hands2,000Repair Helping Hands
Hamilton, City of3,600Community building repairs
Handicapped Equip Lending Program2,849Everybody Can Swing
Indiana Township Fire Fighters Assoc.5,000Bunker gear
JUMP for Kids1,000JUMP computer, recruiting materials & supplies
Knoxville Public Library1,000Programming for Summer Reading Lifelong
Knoxville Senior Center3,000Meals on Wheels to Go
Knoxville Food Youth Initiative5,000Nutritional meals
Lions Club Charity of Melcher-Dallas3,000Heating & cooling improvements
Marion Co. Genealogical Society1,000Digitizing Knoxville newspapers
Marion Co. Humane Society5,000Replacement & new can sheds
Marion Co. Humane Society2,000Spay/neuter for low-income families
Marion Co. Public Health989CPR in schools equipment loan closet
Marysville, City of 3,000Tornado siren
Melcher-Dallas Coal Mining & Museum3,000Replace furnaces
Melcher-Dallas Community Medical Center4,000Furnace & air conditioner
Melcher-Dallas Food Pantry1,000Holiday food baskets & back-to-school supplies
Melcher-Dallas Parent Teacher Org.4,000Playground equipment, carnival & inflatables
Melcher-Dallas Public Library2,000Upgrading & improving computers & software
Melcher-Dallas Senior Center5,000Replace furnace & central air
Melcher-Dallas, City of5,000City park playground enhancements
Pella High School Student Council2,000Meals from the Heartland
Pella Regional Health Center600BLAST curriculum for babysitting classes
Pella Regional Health Center475Educational curriculum for prenatal classes
Pella Youth Coalition4,968PYC+Rx
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services2,500High school mental health
Pleasantville Senior Center1,939New front steps & landing at front door
Pleasantville Betterment Committee2,500Picnic benches & concrete
Pleasantville Elementary3,000Makerspace
Pleasantville, City of—Parks & Rec. Dept.2,500Field beautification project
Riverside Community Church1,000Celebrate Recovery Knoxville
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center900Nap cots & sheets
TENCO Industries, Inc.1,300Establish kiosk at Knoxville office
The Well5,000The Well Knoxville building project

2018 Supported Organizations

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
725 Ministries$2,500Computer/equipment
American Legion Auxiliary2,863Grave markers
American Legion Post 6322,000Refurbish building & safety equipment
Bethany Christian Services650Post-adoption mentor program tools
Building Blocks Preschool2,000Playground update, outdoor sign & educational materials
Bussey, City of3,600Sewer treatment plant shelter
Bussey Community Library3,885Accessible & safe storage cabinets
Bussey Fire & Resuce13,000Self-contained breathing apparatus
Central College5,000Promote & celebrate music & culture
Central College3,000Athletic performance clinic
Children & Families of Iowa2,500Keeping Families Safe
Christian Opportunity Center4,000CPR instrumented device feedback
Fair Haven Memorial Gardens2,000Memorial brick walkways WWII memorials
First United Methodist Church—FUN5,000Back-to-school supplies
First United Methodist Church—FUN2,000Thanksgiving & Christmas food baskets
Freedom for Youth Ministries2,500Woodshop start up
Friends of the Melcher-Dallas Library700Audio visual equipment
Friends of Webb Shadle Memorial Library4,000Webb Shadle Library ADA compliant
Harvey, City of5,100Installation of park playground equipment
Hearthstone, a ministry of Wesley Life1,525Preschool class & senior living "Grandfriend"
Hospice of Central Iowa2,500Computer upgrade
Knoxville Community Schools5,000Educational mini-grant
Knoxville—Food, Youth Initiative (K-FYI)5,000Summer lunches
Knoxville Federated Garden Club1,500East Bank renovation
Knoxville Fire Department2,800Nozzles
Lions Club Charity of Melcher-Dallas5,000Kitchen repair & improvements
Marion County 4-H900Little Hands on the Farm county fair event
Marion County Extension & Outreach4,800Marion County 4-H Center
Marion County Humane Society1,000Spay/neuter for low-income families
Marion County Genealogical Society1,000Digitizing Knoxville newspaper
Marysville, City of3,000Outdoor benches & tables for community building
Melcher-Dallas Coal Mining & Museum9,000Museum structural repairs
Melcher-Dallas Community Schools3,000Educational mini-grant
Melcher-Dallas Public Library3,300Handicapped accessible building
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum3,460Museum sound-focusing dome speakers
Otley Reformed Church10,000Community playground project
Pathways of Pella2,500Utrasound project
Pella Amateur Radio Club2,500PENS SkyTracker Science
Pella Community Schools5,000Educational mini-grant
Pella Early Learning Center1,000Tree removal
Pella Historical Trust5,000Tuttle Learning Walk
Pella Opera House 1,000Access to the Arts
Pella Public Library865Sensory assistance project
Pella Public Library600Oral history project
Pella Regional Health Center600Children bereavement bags
Pleasantville American Legion Post 1081,000Veterans' plaque & picture memorial
Pleasantville FFA Alumni2,500Cattle alleyway project
Pleasantville, City of4,500Park landscape and lighting
Pleasantville Community Schools3,000Educational mini-grant
Pleasantville Human Development2,250Back-to-school event
Pleasantville Senior Center1,000Back door & leveling for wheelchair accessibility
PTO Melcher-Dallas5,000BEAM Interactive System
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center3,000Playground shade & landscaping
The Well5,000Electric lift for The Well Thrift Store
Twin-Cedars Community Schools3,000Educational mini-grant
Union Street Players1,000Communication system to sound & light booth

2017 Supported Organizations

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
Building Blocks Preschool$1,000Shelving, tables, chairs & vacuum
Bussey, City of 750Three trees in North Park
Bussey, City of1,500Benches
Bussey Community Library600Computer desk & chair
Central College2,000Reading experience
Children & Families of Iowa2,500Keeping Families Safe
Families First of Pella1,500Parenting education
Habitat for Humanity for Marion County1,500Database improvement
Helping Hands2,000Home of Hope
Knoxville Community Schools6,000Educational mini-grant
Knoxville, Food, Youth Initiative3,500Summer lunch program
Knoxville Public Library5,000Library expansion
Knoxville Township Fire Department2,000Wildland UTV & Skid Unit
Marion County Development Commission1,000Website redesign
Marion County Genealogical Society1,000Microfilm "The Democratic Standard"
Marion County Humane Society2,000Spay/neuter assistance
Marion County Public Health2,000Community CPR equipment
Melcher-Dallas, City of 4,000Merry-go-round for city park
Melcher-Dallas Community Schools4,000Educational mini-grant
Melcher-Dallas Fire Department5,000Cleaning equipment, washer
Melcher-Dallas Public Library3,000Shelving
Pella Amateur Radio Club3,000Repeater relocation
Pella Community Schools6,000Educational mini-grant
Pella Early Learning Center2,000Toddler playground fence
Pella Historical Society & Museums900Amsterdam School panel
Pella Opera House5,000"Anne Frank: A History for Today"
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health2,000Preparing for teen parenting
Pleasantville American Legion Post 108800Pleasantville Memorial Hall chairs
Pleasantville Betterment Organization4,000Concession area improvement
Pleasantville, City of5,000Pavilion Park improvement
Pleasantville Community Schools4,000Educational mini-grant
Pleasantville Senior Center600Small refrigerator
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center2,000Playground addition
Twin-Cedars Community Schools4,000Educational mini-grant

2016 Supported Organizations

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
Bethany Christian Services$600Projector & screen
Building Blocks Preschool1,300Computer & printer
Bussey Community Library3,600Automatic door openers
Bussey, City of2,200Completion of North Park stage
Bussey, City of3,000North Park basketball park
Central College2,100Sports analytics conference
Crossroads of Pella2,500Books for graduating seniors
Families First of Pella1,000Early learning mentoring
Fellowship Uniting Neighbors5,000Back-to-school supplies, Knoxville
Habitat for Humanity Marion2,500Repairs at new office site
Handicapped Equipment Len3,000Knoxville Recreation changing table
Heartland Community Garden850Waterline to garden and supplies
Helping Hands2,500Renovations of property
Historic Trust of Pella4,000Tuttle House
Knoxville Community Schools5,000Educational mini-grant
Knoxville High School5,000CNC milling machine
Knoxville Public Library1,000Summer reading program
Knoxville Senior Center2,000Lounge furniture
Marion County Humane Society1,000Spay/neuter assistance for low-income families
Melcher-Dallas, City of3,000Protective playground mat
Melcher-Dallas Community Schools3,000Education mini-grant
Melcher-Dallas Food Pantry1,500Install metal roof
Melcher-Dallas Library2,500Computer wiring and new server
Pella Amateur Radio Club1,000High power marine batteries
Pella Arts Council1,000Odyssey of the Mind Worlds
Pella Community Food Shelf3,000Commercial grade refrigerator
Pella Community Schools5,000Educational mini-grant
Pella Early Learning Center1,000Kitchen stove
Pella Historical Society400Miniature village display system
Pine Rest Mental Health2,000Law enforcement de-escalation training
Pleasantville Betterment3,100New ball field surfaces
Pleasantville Community Schools3,000Educational mini-grant
Pleasantville Human Development2,000Back-to-school event
Pleasantville Senior Center800Upright freezer
Pregnancy Care Center1,500Mobile communication project
Stepping Stones 1,500Creative curriculum for infants
Twin Cedars Community Schools3,000Educational mini-grants

2015 Supported Organizations

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
Building Blocks Preschool$2,000Sci-Explore cart/curriculum
City of Bussey2,500Park facilities rehab
City of Pella 2,700ADA picnic table
Christian Opportunity Center2,000Life skills renovation
Fair Haven West, Inc.3,500Gazebo/therapeutic sanctuary
Families First of Pella1,000Website redesign
Friends of Melcher-Dallas Public Library2,000Library renovation
Iowa Lions Foundation3,500Marion/Mahaska I-screen
Knoxville Morning Kiwanis3,150Young's Park playground
Knoxville Schools10,000Mini-grant
Lake View Camp & Conference Center3,000Playground
Marion County Public Health2,500ALICE Training
Marion County Genealogical Society2,000Microfilm local newspapers
Melcher-Dallas Public Library3,000Moving expenses
Melcher-Dallas Food Pantry2,500Furnace/shingles/water heater
Melcher-Dallas Community School District6,000Mini-grant
Methodist Church FUN3,000Back-to-school supplies
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame5,000Expand the Dream
Pella Historical Society3,000Tulip Time/museum system
Pella Community School Districts10,000Mini-grant
Pine Rest2,500Perinatal Mood Disorder classes
Pleasantville City Council5,000Recreation path lighting
Pleasantville Human Development2,500Back-to-school-supplies
Pleasantville Community School District6,000Mini-grant
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center2,500Playground project
Twin Cedars Community School District6,000Mini-grant
Wesley Life150,000Cottage Project in Pella (3-year pledge)

Special 10th Anniversary Grants

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
Crossroads of Pella$8,000Uplift, Encourage Neighbors
Grand Theater Foundation10,000Signage for theater renovation
Historic Pella Trust10,000Tuttle Log House restoration
Indiana Township Fire & Rescue10,000Unity in Community Center
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics10,000Flexible cystoscope
Marion County Development Commission10,000Housing assessment
Pella Community Ambulance10,000Emergency Medical Responder training
Pella Public Library9,800Interactive Touch table
Pleasantville FFA Alumni10,000Livestock barn remodel
Pleasantville/Bussey/Melcher-Dallas Senior Centers7,500Defibrillators for three sites
Total Special Grants:$95,300

2014 Supported Organizations

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
Bethany Christian Services$500RACDAY diaper give-away
Building Blocks Preschool1,250Outdoor play equipment & science explore
Bussey Community Library600Updating technology for staff
City of Pella, Community Services, Art Division300Art classes
City of Pella, Community Services, Park Division1,000Defibrillator for sports complex
City of Pleasantville2,000Improve Cora Shadle Park
Crossroads of Pella750Christmas toys 2014
Families First of Pella1,000Parent University
Fellowship United Neighbors (FUN) First United Methodist Church1,500Back-to-school supplies
Fields of Our Future, Inc.5,000Pella Sports Park
Friends of Elk Rock1,000Bleachers for arena
Friends of the Melcher-Dallas Public Library5,000Library Building Fund
Grand Theater Foundation, Inc.30,000Grand Theater renovation
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc.3,000Critical Housing & Repair program
Knoxville Federated Garden Club2,000Bessie Spaur Garden upgrade
Knoxville Lions Club2,500Community of Pride, Avenue of flags
Knoxville Morning Kiwanis Club4,000Young's Park Kiwanis Miracle Playground
Knoxville Public Library5,000Musical instrument loan
Knoxville Township Fire & Rescue1,500Ice water rescue
Knoxville Township Fire & Rescue1,500Ground monitoring system
Marion County Emergency Management7,500Hazmat ID detection and analysis unit
Marion County Extension1,000Outdoor learning areas
Marion County Historical Society2,000Vintage Hall
Marion County Senior Nutrition2,500Meal site supplies
Marion County Soil and Water Conservation Board1,000Nitrate knowledge for farmers
Melcher-Dallas Food Pantry2,000Trailer and air conditioner
Melcher-Dallas Public Library1,000Additional services and upgrading materials
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum1,500Membership software and printer
Pella Community Ambulance500Advanced airway management trainer
Pella Early Learning Center1,500Entrance security
Pella Historical Society and Museums1,500Puppet theater studio
Pella Opera House1,500Bringing Shakespeare to the local schools
Pella Public Library900Scanner for genealogy materials
Pleasantville American Legion Post 1082,000Repair and renovate Pleasantville Memorial Hall
Pleasantville Human Development, Inc.1,500Back-to-school supplies
Pleasantville Senior Center (Marion Co. Senior Nutrition)2,000New kitchen stove
Rural History Buffs of Marion County, Iowa1,000Marion County coal mines
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center1,800Infant/toddler shade structure (changing tables)
Wesley Life125,000Cottages Project in Pella (3-year pledge)

2013 Supported Organizations

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
Boy Scout Troup 373/Peace Lutheran Church$3,000Van & trailer upgrade
Bussey 4th of July Committee2,500Bandstand restoration
Bussey Community Library800Book purchase
Central College1,500Overcoming disabilities through art
Central College1,500Interactive natural playscape
Christian Opportunity Center1,000Wheelchair scale
Crossroads of Pella500Christmas gifts for teens
Fields for Our Future5,000Sports Park
Friendly Guys & Gals500Hull-DeWitt Pioneer Cemetery
Friends of Melcher-Dallas Library10,000Building fund
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc.1,000Safety harnesses for volunteers
Heartland Reformed Church800Garden tillers
Helping Hands Food Pantry1,000Repairs
Historic Pella Trust500New office computer
Iowa Genealogical Society4,000Challenge grant
Knoxville Morning Kiwanis5,000Youngs Park
Knoxville Public Library8,000Expansion & renovations
Lake View Camp & Conference Center2,000Van fleet expansion
Marion County Development Committee700Tablet for marketing & presentations
Marion County Conservation Board2,000Signage at Horn's Ferry Bridge
Marion County Historical Society1,500Vintage Hall
Marion County Public Health1,000Back-to-school event
Melcher-Dallas Memorial Park1,000Park improvements
Melcher-Dallas Public Library3,000Updating computer/media center
Melcher-Dallas Community Schools3,000Mini-grants
Pella Amateur Radio Club1,000Accurate weight for near space
Pella Community Schools5,000Mini-grants
Pella Early Learning Center1,000Infant house carpet & flooring
Pella Public Library750Digitize Pella Chronicle
Pella Regional Health Center3,000Low vision program
Pella Regional Health Center1,000Dementia program support
Pella Regional Health Center1,000Dementia Program Support
Pleasantville American Legion Post 108500Veterans' grave flags
Pleasantville City Council2,000Cora Shadle Park improvements
Pleasantville Community Schools3,000Mini-grants
Pleasantville FFA Alumni1,000Poultry pen construction
Pleasantville Senior Center500Water heater
Red Rock Environmental Education Fund1,000Abandoned mine land mtg. equip.
Red Rock Lake Association3,000Gladys Black River Cam
Red Rock Lake Association2,500Fisheries development
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center3,000Shade structure
Twin Cedars Community School3,000Mini-grants
Wesley Life125,000Cottages Project in Pella (3-year pledge)

2012 Supported Organizations

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
Bethany Christian Services$1,700People of Color: Skin and Hair
Building Blocks Preschool2,000Computer/Printer & Pedal
Bussey Community Library500Summer Reading Program
Central College2,700AEDs, Civil War
Community Betterment Organization3,000Digital Projection
Crossroads of Pella500Christmas gifts for teens
Fields of Our Future, Inc.5,000Pella Sports Park
Habitat for Humanity2,000Truck purchase
HCI Care Services500Medical Disposal Project
Knoxville Community Schools10,000Auditorium/mini-grants
Knoxville Morning Kiwanis10,000Young's Park Playground
Knoxville Public Library15,000Library Expansion
Knoxville Recreation Center1,000TRX Suspension Trainers
Marion County 4-H2,0004-H Learning Kitchen
Marion County Community Foundation5,906Operational grant
Marion County Development Committee2,500Destination Marion County
Marion County Emergency Response3,000Ice Rescue Equipment
Marion County Historical Society2,000Repair 1835 Log Cabin
Marion County Humane Society500Responsible Owners
Marion County Public Health3,000Back-to-School Event
Marion County Senior Nutrition3,000Home Delivery Bag
Melcher-Dallas Community Schools2,000Educational Mini-grant
Melcher-Dallas Food Pantry1,000"Meeting a Greater Need"
Melcher-Dallas Memorial Park1,000Park Improvements
Melcher-Dallas Senior Center1,500Carpet
National Sprint Car Hall of Fame1,000Uniform Display Cases
Pella Art Center800Magnets for Magnetic Wall
Pella Community Schools4,000Educational Mini-Grant
Pella Early Learning Center2,000Community Preschool Classrooms
Pella Historical Society1,900Archive Shelves/Plat Restoration
Pella Opera House2,000Peforming Arts for Kids
Pleasantville City Council2,500Improve Cora Shadle Park
Pleasantville Community Schools2,000Educational Mini-Grant
Pleasantville FFA Alumni1,000Bulk Feed Bin Viewing Window
Pleasantville Lions Club500Flowers & Flags
Pleasantville Memorial Hall2,475Handicapped Restroom
Pleasantville Senior Center500Paint for Exterior
Red Rock Lake Association2,000Gladys Black Eagle Cam & Video
Rural History Bluffs1,250Lost Towns under Lake Red Rock
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center2,000Cubbie project
Twin Cedars Community Schools2,000Educational Mini-Grant
Union Street Players2,000Community Center Stage Curtains

2011 Supported Organizations

OrganizationAmount ($)Project
Christian Opportunity Center Foundation$1,700Life Skills Program
City of Bussey2,600Mural Project
City of Knoxville3,000Street Banners
City of Knoxville 1,000Rec Center, Sled Circuit
City of Melcher-Dallas2,800Preschool Playground
City of Pella1,300Defibrillator
City of Pella400City Hall, Baby Changing Stations
City of Pleasantville2,800Handicap Ramp
City of Pleasantville2,000Cora Shadle Park Improvements
City of Pleasantville500Food Pantry, Refrigerator
City of Pleasantville1,000Senior Center Bathroom Improvements
Crossroads of Pella2,000Quality Early Care Education Project
Fair Haven West Inc.225Archival Wall Display
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc.1,600Homeowner Education
HCI Car Services2,000The Inner Room Project
ISU Extension, Marion County5,000Conference Room Equipment
ISU Extension, Marion County3,000Healthy Living for Youth Program
Knoxville Community Schools5,000Educational Mini-Grant
Knoxville Hospitals and Clinics2,000Wound Care Exam Chair
Knoxville Noon Kiwanis1,600Missoula Theatre
Marion County3,000Development Commission Tradeshow
Marion County3,000Closed Circuit System
Marion County2,000Public Health, CPR Education
Marion County Community Foundation1,076
Marion County Genealogical Society1,600Microfilm Cabinets
Marion County Historical Society3,000Museum Roof
Melcher-Dallas Coal Mining & Heritage Museum2,000Mine Shaft Repair
Melcher-Dallas Community School District3,000Educational Mini-Grant
Pella Community Ambulance Service550Pediatric Backboards
Pella Community Schools5,000Educational Mini-Grant
Pella Early Learning Center3,000Playground Surface Area
Pella Historical Society2,000Handicap Ramp
Pella Historical Society700Restoration of Artwork
Pleasantville Community School District3,000Educational Mini-Grant
Pleasantville Human Development, Inc.1,000Playground, Rugs, Computer
Pregnancy Care Center of Pella, Inc.1,400STI Program
Red Rock Arts Alliance1,2502011 Studio Tour
Red Rock Lake Association3,000Eagle Nest Cam
Stepping Stones Early Learning Center3,000New Infant Cribs
Teen Challenge of the Midlands2,00015 Passenger Van
The Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa2,000Restoration of Windmill
Twin Cedars Community School District3,000Educational Mini-Grant