Barkema Trust announces 82 grants | News

More than $942,000 was recently awarded to 82 area organizations by The Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust for the 2021 grant cycle.

Foster and Evelyn were lifelong residents of Alexander and founded the charitable foundation in 2012. The fund awards grants to tax-exempt charitable, educational, literary, health or public service organizations. Preference will be given to the communities within the Belmond-Klemme, CAL, Hampton-Dumont, and West Fork school districts.

Applications for grants for 2022 will open on June 1 and close on September 30. Forms may be obtained after June 1 by contacting Zoe Brown, PO Box 461, Hampton, IA 50441 or by email:

Belmond Public Library, Computers, $3,000

Belmond Hospital, Bladder Scanner, $8,000

Belmond Fire Dept., Portable Fan, Stabilizing Mounts, $8,150

Belmond-Klemme CSD, Metal Roll and Metal, $4,000

Build a better Belmond, remodel Ramsay Elementary for daycare, $25,000

Belmond VFW, Post 4244, Worksheets, $1,475

Belmond Historical Society, Electrical System Update, $4,000

Belmond Trees Forever, trees, $2500

Build A Better Belmond, Football Field Toilets, $5,000

Belmond-Klemme CSD, Scholarships, $40,000

Immanuel Reformed, Belmond, annual distribution, $20,000

Rowan Fire Department, radios, used fire truck, $18,253

Iowa River Players, college intern stipends, $2,000

Alexander Fire Department, ramp, $9,639

City of Alexander, concrete floor, $12,000

First Reformed, Alexander, annual distribution, $20,000

City of Goodell, City Hall refurbishment, $10,000

Meservey American Legion, clean decals on monument, $1,700

City of Meservey, Door Maintenance, $6,248

First Reformed, Meservey, annual distribution, $20,000

City of Thornton, City Hall Shelves, Dumpsters, $6,500

Mission Thornton, Zipline for Park, $10,000

CAL CSD, Robotic Technology, $5,000

CAL CSD, Therapy Dog Training, $1,350

Iowa Specialty Hospital, Clarion, Baby Warmer, $18,979

Wright County Health Department, Prenatal Program, $1,424

Sheffield Library, metal rotor tower, $750

West Fork CSD, Musical Instruments, $15,000

Apple Daycare, Sheffield, remodel, $20,000

West Fork Food Pantry, remodel, $2,000

Sheffield Care Center, Windows, $25,000

City of Sheffield, Pool Improvements, $20,000

West Fork Scholarship Fund, $40,000

Zion Reformed, Sheffield, annual distribution, $20,000

Hampton Public Library, carpet, $12,750

Franklin General Hospital, dining room chairs, $15,000

Hampton Fire Department, Pump Truck Pledge, $15,000

Hampton-Dumont-CAL, Robot Items, $4,209

Hampton Christian Day Care, Kitchen Renovation, $10,000

Wee Ones Christian Preschool, Hampton, Playground Equipment, $9,647

Compassion Flights, Airplane Promise, $10,000

Franklin County Food Pantry, Hygiene Products, $5,000

Franklin County Public Health, Medical Supplies, $3,500

Hampton Senior Center, matching grant, $8,000

Relay for Life, Franklin County, Cancer Research, $15,000

Historic Harriman-Nielsen Farm, repairs, $20,000

Hampton Police Department, speed signs, $7,500

City of Hampton Tree Board, Trees, $1,500

City of Hampton (Kiwanis), Playground Equipment, $10,000

Windsor Theater, Hampton, water softener, $3,600

Hampton-Dumont Scholarship Fund, $100,000

Franklin County Conservation Board, Music Sensory Play Items, $3,500

Franklin Wellness Center, Dectron Repairs, $3,023

Dumont Library, Movie License, Camera, Floors, $11,600

Dumont Ambulance, Jump Bags, $1,710

Dumont Fire Department, Radios, $7,687

Dumont American Legion, floors, $5,790

City of Dumont, Hopper Broom, $5,700

City of Dumont, Security Camera, $1,885

Dumont Reformed Church, annual distribution, $20,000

Fire Department Latimer, Pump/Hose Reel, $10,000

St. Paul Lutheran School, Latimer, Copier, $6,851

Cub Cadet Childhood Center, Latimer, Concrete, $10,500

Latimer Community Center, Kitchen Updates, $20,000

Rockwell-Swaledale EMT, Power Bed, Power System Installation, $20,000

Rockwell Fire, Breathing Apparatus, $15,000

City of Swaledale, Snowplow Attachment, $9,500

Coulter Fire, Hose, Nozzles, Air Tanks, $5,700

City of Coulter, Picnic Tables, $2500

City of Aredale, Park Updates, $1,500

Grant-Lee Fire Brigade, Bradford, Breathing Apparatus, $20,000

Wings of Refuge, Care for Participants, $20,000

NIACC, livestock facility upgrade, $20,000

North Central Ag Education, $5,000

Bridge of Hope, Furnace, Air Conditioning, Water Heater, $10,000

Caring Pregnancy Center, Mason City, Prenatal, $3,500

Children & Families of Iowa, Program Support, $5,000

Children’s Cancer Connection, camp scholarships,


Iowa Ronald McDonald House, Operating Needs, $15,000

North Iowa Transition Center, vehicle, $7,000

One Vision, Vocational Training, $10,000

YSS Francis Lauer, Mason City, remodel, $5,000

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