Over $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 created the charitable trust in 2012. The fund awards grants to tax-exempt organizations of a charitable, educational, literary, health or public service nature. Preference is given to the communities within the Belmond-Klemme, CAL, Hampton-Dumont and West Fork school districts.

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

  Belmond Public Library, computers, $3,000

  Belmond Hospital, bladder scanner, $8,000

  Belmond Fire Dept., portable fan, stabilizing struts, $8,150

  Belmond-Klemme CSD, metal roller and metal, $4,000

  Build A Better Belmond, remodel Ramsay Elementary for daycare, $25,000

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

  Belmond Historical Society, electric system update, $4,000

  Belmond Trees Forever, trees, $2,500

  Build A Better Belmond, soccer field restrooms, $5,000

  Belmond-Klemme CSD, scholarships, $40,000

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

  Rowan Fire Department, radios, used firetruck, $18,253

  Iowa River Players, stipends for college interns, $2,000

  Alexander Fire Department, driveway, $9,639

  City of Alexander, concrete floor, $12,000

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

  City of Goodell, city hall remodel, $10,000

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

  City of Meservey, door maintenance, $6,248

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

  City of Thornton, city hall shelving, 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, infant 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, pumper truck pledge, $15,000

  Hampton-Dumont-CAL, robotic items, $4,209

  Hampton Christian Day Care, kitchen renovation, $10,000

  Wee Ones Christian Preschool, Hampton, playground equipment, $9,647

  Compassion Flights, airplane pledge, $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

  Harriman-Nielsen Historic 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 softner, $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, flooring, $11,600

  Dumont Ambulance, jump bags, $1,710

  Dumont Fire Department, radios, $7,687

  Dumont American Legion, flooring, $5,790

  City of Dumont, hopper broom, $5,700

  City of Dumont, security camera, $1,885

  Dumont Reformed Church, annual distribution, $20,000

  Latimer Fire Department, 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 cot, power system installation, $20,000

  Rockwell Fire Department, breathing equipment, $15,000

  City of Swaledale, snow plow attachment, $9,500

  Coulter Fire Department, hose, nozzles, air tanks, $5,700

  City of Coulter, picnic tables, $2,500

  City of Aredale, park updates, $1,500

  Grant-Lee Fire Department, Bradford, breathing equipment, $20,000

  Wings of Refuge, participant care, $20,000

  NIACC, cattle facilities upgrade, $20,000

  North Central Ag Education, $5,000

  Bridge of Hope, furnace, A/C, 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, operational needs, $15,000

  North Iowa Transition Center, vehicle, $7,000

  One Vision, vocational services, $10,000

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