Maxwell receives grant from Alliant

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

A total of 15 nonprofit organizations in Ames, Boone and Maxwell received community grants from the Alliant Energy Foundation recently, totaling over $20,000.

In Ames, the Fellows Elementary School PTO received $1,000 for the Fellows Maker Space. The FRC Team Neutrino 4-H in Ames also received $1,000 for their 2019 season.

In Boone, the Ericson Public Library received $1,000 for its Full STEAM ahead program, which will provide Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mechanical opportunities for children and young adults.

The Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity in Boone received $1,000 for a new home build program.

The Maxwell Area Renewal Committee received $1,000 for their Playground Improvement Project in Maxwell.

The funds are among 145 grants, totaling $329,000, that Alliant Energy’s Foundation awarded during this grant cycle.

“Our grant recipients represent so many wonderful groups who work to make life better in our state,” said Julie Bauer, executive director of the Alliant Energy Foundation, in a news release. “Our investments support their crucial activities that make a difference for families, education and the environment in the area.”