2018 Penny Power Grants

2018 – 1st Quarter

$800 – Adams County Fairgrounds; update electrical in swine barn
$650 – Adams County Fairgrounds; improvements to crow’s nest at horse arena
$527.95 – JWCC Foundation; supplies and support materials for College for Life program
$275 – Baldwin South School; Dave Ramsey’s middle school starter pack
$400 – Quincy Family YMCA; wall booth for after school program
$650 – West Central Child Care Connection; resource baskets for child care programs
$600 – Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation; Ag in the Classroom program
$750 – Clayton Public Library; large print books for visually impaired patrons
$400 – Cheerful Home; iPad for Toddlers 2 classroom
$450 – Big Brothers/Big Sisters of West Central IL; sponsor kids in program
$600 – Brown County Public Library; update community calendar information board
$700 – Golden Historical Society; new roller door in the main kitchen of the banquet hall
$153.72 – Quincy Hospitality House; pillows, pillow covers, and mattress covers
$675 – St. Peters Lutheran Church; upgrade lighting at church
$650 – Community Foundation; technology upgrades
$300 – Early Childhood & Family Center; language and literary materials

2018 – 2nd Quarter

$300 – Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex; first aid and rescue supplies
$500 – Mustang Trap Club; start-up costs associated with new trap program at Unity High School
$350 – Illinois Veterans Home; to help complete planting of WWI & WWII
Memorial Gardens
$600 – Rocket Booster Club; improvements to concession stand equipment
$650 – Community for Christ Assistance Center; school supplies and book bags for Unit 3 School Fair
$425 – The Salvation Army; fans for low-income families
$250 – Southeastern Elementary School; flexible seating for 3rd
grade classroom
$230 – Southeastern Elementary School; Hi-Lo Children’s books
$500 – Southeastern Elementary School; Smart board for 4th
grade classroom
$440 – Southeastern Elementary School; Lions Quest Skills for
Growing Program
$200 – Central Adams Firecrackers 4-H Club; “Meating the Need” project
$150 – Ellington Hilltoppers 4-H Club; animal shape signage at Adams County Fairgrounds
$350 – St. Dominic School; “The Office Specialist” textbooks
$600 – Coatsburg Lions Club; replace old wooden bleachers at Coatsburg Ball Diamond
$250 – Immanuel/Trinity Lutheran Church; Mega Sports Camp curriculum
$250 – Quincy Art Center; support 2018 Summer Art Camp
$400 – Adams/Brown County Old Settlers; new freezer
$600 – Golden Friends; handicap accessible, energy efficient back door for Golden Library
$400 – Quincy Community Garden Coalition; construction of two raised beds for elderly gardeners
$460 – Transitions of Western IL; Pathways to Literacy curriculum
$775 – Adams County Beef Producers; upgrading wiring in beef barn at Adams County Fairgrounds
$150 – Midsummer Arts Faire; metal water bottles
$550 – Dewey/Rooney Elementary School; tower garden pilot project
$575 – Rushville Little League; upgrade batting cage huts

2018 – 3rd Quarter

$225 – Southeastern School; equipment for 6th grade science lab
$200 – Southeastern School; improve 7th-9th grade classroom library
$225 – Southeastern School; alternative seating for reading corner in 2nd grade classroom
$250 – Southeastern School; kindergarten classroom rug
$450 – Southeastern School; chemicals and electronic balances for high school science department
$200 – Southeastern School; elementary school math manipulatives
$150 – Liberty Schools; lighting pathway to track field
$260 – Liberty Schools; Sphero Robots
$180 – Schuyler County Humane Society; chew-proof dog beds in kennels
$450 – Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation; ag in the classroom program
$400 – Western IL Dream Factory; Christmas party for the children and families in the program
$400 – Mid-America Military Salute; annual event honoring veterans
$420 – Kingston Park Cemetery; memorial for veterans
$150 – St. James Lutheran School; keyboard tutors/storage bins
$300 – Living Faith United Methodist Church; Southeastern Backpack Project
$150 – Adams County 4-H Foundation; professionally printed palm cards
$265 – Friends of Mt. Sterling Parks; landscaping improvements at Joel Oliver Memorial Pool
$200 – Adams School; educational field trips for special education cross categorical room
$300 – Sunset Home; tables for Sunset Hall community room
$250 – Midwest Quilters/Quilts of Valor Foundation; quilting supplies
$200 – Princess Theater Foundation; foundation repairs
$200 – Early Childhood Center; classroom block area manipulatives
$260 – Clayton Public Library; chairs for computer patrons
$350 – Blessed Sacrament School; classroom tower garden
$185 – Brown County Elementary School; Music Express magazine
$250 – Quincy Police Dept. Auxiliary; equipment for auxiliary officers
$370 – Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School; teaching materials for kindergarten classroom
$200 – Quincy Art Center; art workshops
$430 – Central Junior/Senior High School; hardcover picture books
$290 – Central Junior/Senior High School; dance line uniforms
$400 – Quincy Community Theater; 2018-2019 outreach program
$460 – Transitions of Western IL; convertible staircase used to provide physical therapy services

2018 – 4th Quarter

$300 – Southeastern School; kindergarten classroom rug
$450 – Southeastern School; social studies and geography classroom materials
$450 – My Brothas and My Sistas Keeper; hygiene baskets for low income families served by Quincy Jr. and Sr. High Schools
$200 – Payson-Seymour School; digital Spanish text book
$400 – Payson-Seymour School; Chromebooks
$331.96 – Payson-Seymour School; camera and lens for graphics class
$500 – Bursting Bubbles; anti-bullying/suicide prevention program
$189.13 – St. Mary Pre-K School; materials to teach Pre-K letter skills
$350 – Immanuel/Trinity Kids Club; transportation costs of after-school program
$625 – Quincy Concert Band; music and publicity expenses for their free concerts
$488 – Quincy Public Schools; microphones to support Soundfield systems in co-teaching classrooms
$600 – Quincy Catholic Grade Schools; Reading Recovery program
$165 – Unity Elementary School; Lego sets for special needs/at-risk children
$200 – Schuyler County Birth to Three Program; age-appropriate books to give to families during home visits
$600 – Rooney Elementary School; iPads
$100 – Girl Scout Troop 5382; homemade activity books to donate to children in the Blessing Hospital pediatric unit
$600 – Toys for Tots; toys for children of families in need
$425 – Central Jr/Sr High School IRC; books for library
$200 – Four Star Public Library Foundation; STEM kits for students
$500 – Greater West Central Library/Golde; iPads and software for library patrons
$500 – Greater West Central Library/Plymouth; seating for library patrons
$550 – Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School; teaching materials for kindergarten classroom

Penny Power grants to date now total $459,834.07! The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is January 7, 2019.