In keeping with Jimmy King’s legacy of charitable giving, the Dean J. King Family Foundation awarded over $1 million dollars in 2019 grants.
Grants were awarded to the following: Missouri Valley Community School for safety window coverings; Missouri Valley Public Library for Creative Cloud Printing Center; Missouri Valley Elementary School for Milo, Robots4Autism Program; City of Missouri Valley for aquatic center sound system; and the Woodbine Community School for band room storage.
Others include the Mondamin Library for improvements and upgrades; Magnolia Cemetery Board to ﬁnish replacing the old fence; Mosaic for lifesaving AED devices; Watson Station for second gas train engine; Mondamin Jesse Strong Post for ﬂagpole project; Mondamin Community Center for hood extension and Ansul ﬁre system buffer, ice machine, and stove; West Harrison Community School for bus barn; Logan Public Library for shelving; and the Woodbine Public Library for printers.
The list continues with Missouri Valley Community School for school counseling sensory room; Harrison County Fair for the Fair Talent Show; Logan-Magnolia Community School for band instruments; Mondamin United Methodist Church for the Matthew House Food Pantry; the Harrison County Conservation Board for ﬁre equipment and native prairie seed; the Harrison County Conservation Board for the Willow Lake Cabin Initiative; and the Lo-Ma Community School for school safety portable radios.
The Foundation also gave to TeamMates of West Harrison for program materials; the Jim Wood Aquatic Center for water feature; the Little Sioux Fire Department for ﬁre/rescue terrain vehicle; Logan-Magnolia Community School for vaping sensors; Harrison County Historic Preservation Commission for Murray Hall Restoration; Mondamin Fire and Rescue for SCBA packs and brush truck; City of Persia for Proof Park rejuvenation; Woodbine Community School for music passage door; and the Missouri Valley Community School for safety reuniﬁcation kits.
Included in that list as well is the Harrison County GIS and Mapping Office for GPS and geocaching education; Modale Fire Department for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units; Missouri Valley Community School for divider curtain for Activity Learning Center; Logan-Magnolia Community School for furnishing the Panther Think Tank STEM center; Mondamin Park Board for city park walking trail; Dunlap Park Board for Pleasant View dock; and Boyer Valley Sports Organization for climate controlled building project and uniform and equipment upgrades.
The list wraps up with West Harrison Community School for junior class popcorn popper; West Harrison Community School for new marquee; West Harrison Community School for track equipment update/timer; West Harrison Community School for a Hawkeye space revitalization; West Harrison Community School for scoreboard replacement east and west gyms; West Harrison Community School for track sidewalk; Nebowa Christian Service Camp for chapel and dorm ﬂooring; and Logan-Magnolia TeamMates for program materials.
In 2019, the Foundation began an annual two-year scholarship program for 25 seniors in Harrison County, continued giving the West Harrison scholarships and offered music camp scholarships to four students in each of the Harrison County Schools.
The Dean J. King Family Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable foundation. Grants are awarded once per year for charitable, religious, educational, or scientiﬁc purposes to qualiﬁed 501(c)(3) organizations primarily in Harrison County.
Only federally recognized 501(c)(3) organizations or those obtaining a qualiﬁed ﬁscal sponsor are eligible to apply.
Please note the Foundation does not fund ordinary operating expenses including but not limited to expenses for wages and salaries, repairs and maintenance, debt repayment, taxes, and so on.
The focus is the funding of speciﬁc projects that can be maintained by the applicant.
Applications for 2020 grants will be available September 1 and will be due October 15.
All 2019 grant recipients please note that the evaluation sheet must be completed and returned by September 1, 2020, to be eligible for a 2020 grant.