Last summer, the Friends of Winnebago County Conservation Foundation and the Winnebago County Conservation Board launched a capital campaign to raise money for an environmental education center in Winnebago County.

Since then, the campaign has applied for and received numerous grants from various organizations.

Grants received by the two organizations include:

• The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Anonymous Fund, $2,000

• DuPont Pioneer, $3,000

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• ITC Midwest, $5,000

• The Farrer Endowment Foundation, $10,000

• EDF Renewables, $10,000

• The Worth County Development Authority, $15,180.

In addition to the above grants, the campaign has also received previously-reported grants from 3M ($27,000), The Kinney-Lindstrom Foundation ($25,000), and the John K. and Luise V. Hanson Family Foundation ($400,000), as well as $10,000 donations from both TSB and MBT banks.

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