$1.1M in Impact Match Grants awarded to Siouxland nonprofits

Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 10:16 AM CDT
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Over the weekend, the Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. (MRHD) announced awarding more than $1.1 million in grants to 10 area nonprofits and government entities.

According to a news release by MRHD, the Impact Match Grants ranged from $18,996 to $220,000. The grants are in support of the organization’s ongoing mission of enhancing the quality of life for all people who live in or serve Woodbury County and the surrounding area, said Steve Huisenga, MRHD president.

Grants were awarded in four categories: economic development, community improvement and tourism; human services and health services; civic, public, patriotic, charitable and religious; and education.

This year’s funding recipients include:

  • Economic Development, Community Improvement, Tourism: $436,511.
  • Plywood Trail, Inc., build the Sioux City to Hinton Plywood Trail Phase: $220,000
  • The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, Loess Hills, purchase the Joy Hollow Scout Camp: $150,000
  • Siouxland Public Media, replace the transmitter: $66,511
  • Human Services, Health Services: $118,996
  • June E Nylen Cancer Center, purchase a new PET scanner: $100,000
  • SafePlace, hardwire door security system: $18,996
  • Civic, Public, Patriotic, Charitable, Religious: $343,581
  • Kingsley Volunteer Fire Department, new fire tanker truck: $100,000
  • Anthon Community Fire Department, new brush fire truck: $172,500
  • Partners for Patriots, update and enlarge service dog training facility: $71,081
  • Education: $201,000
  • Salvation Army Western Plains Camp, build a challenge course: $100,000
  • Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Association, construction of SCSO Education and Preservation Center: $101,000

Last week’s distributions bring MRHD’s total contributions to $46.8 million since 1994. An additional $1.6 million has been pledged to three economic development projects throughout Woodbury County and to the Sioux City Riverfront project, bringing MRHD’s total impact to $48.5 million.

MRHD is the qualified sponsoring organization that holds the license for gaming in Woodbury County, which allows Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City to operate a gaming operation.