Grinnell Mutual announces winners for Working Together Making It Better grants

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From 10 to three! Ten community projects were finalists in Grinnell Mutual’s Working Together Making It Better grant initiative, but three made the final cut. With help from their Facebook fans, those three winners will share $3,500 in grant money.

From 10 to three! Ten community projects were finalists in Grinnell Mutual’s Working Together Making It Better grant initiative, but three made the final cut. With help from their Facebook fans, those three winners will share $3,500 in grant money.

Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company’s Working Together Making it Better promotion ended at 2 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, Nov. 16. The top vote-getter, receiving a $2,000 grant, is “Amp up the Amp” project in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Mount Carmel (who has obviously mastered their get-out-the-vote strategy) is a two-time winner, having placed second in last year’s promotion with their #refreshMTC project. Second place and $1,000 goes to the Winterset Dog Park in Winterset, Iowa, and the third-place $500 grant will be awarded to the Tinker Tot Preschool in Bedford, Iowa .

Working Together Making It Better recognizes the efforts of people across rural communities who are working to enhance their town facilities and landmarks, support their neighbors, and educate their children. These grants are Grinnell Mutual’s way of celebrating community collaboration and recognizing innovative community projects.

More about the winning Projects

“Amp Up the Amp” in Mount Carmel, Ill., will build an outdoor stage for community concerts and events. The Uptown Amphitheater will reclaim a longtime vacant lot and provide covered space for concerts, speakers, movies, and events (and maybe even Santa…).

The Winterset Dog Park Project in Winterset, Iowa, will build fencing for a community off-leash dog park, a multi-phase project nearing completion. The park will serve Winterset’s 1,290 registered dogs, the local 4-H club’s dog project, and animal care groups.

Tinker Tots Preschool in Bedford, Iowa, wants to replace old windows in the town’s only child-care center. The windows leak, affecting the center’s utility bills and are not safe for children when open.

About Grinnell Mutual
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, in business since 1909, provides reinsurance for farm mutual insurance companies and property and casualty insurance products through more than 1,600 independent agents in 12 Midwestern states. Grinnell Mutual is the 117th-largest property-casualty insurance company in the United States and the largest primary reinsurer of farm mutual companies in North America.

Photo captions:
(All photos are courtesy of the respective project organizations)
Mount Carmel: An architect’s rendering of an outdoor stage for Mount Carmel’s “Amp up the Amp” project.
Winterset: Dog owners gather at one of Winterset’s popular dog-centered events.
Bedford: Windows at Bedford’s only day care center, Tinker Tots, are leaky and unsafe

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For more information:
Dan McCue
Digital Marketing Strategist
Grinnell Mutual
(641) 269-8289
dmccue(at)gmrc(dot)com

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