Energy company awards non-profits $48K in grants

Recipients concentrated in Linn County

Gazette Staff

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Alliant Energy Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Alliant Energy, announced it has distributed $48,000 in grants to 15 local non-profits.

Among the recipients is the Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation, which received $7,500 for the Engineering is Elementary curriculum. In addition, YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area received $5,000 for the YMCA Child Care Food & Hunger Prevention Program, and Friends of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation received $5,000 for the Back to School Backpack Project.

The Salvation Army received $5,000 for Supplemental Food Boxes, Horizons, A Family Service Alliance, received $5,000 for Horizon Meals on Wheels, Linn-Mar School Foundation received $3,500 for Gateway to Technology: Middle School Robotics & Automation, and Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois received $2,500 for Girl Scout STEM.

Others recipients included Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair Inc., Coe College, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Matthew 25, Young Parents Network, Olivet Neighborhood Mission, Cougar Electric Car Company, and Waypoint Services for Women, Children and Families.

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