Penny Power Grants Awarded

Penny Power grants totaling $8,403.00 were awarded recently to seventeen area groups and organizations including a $764 grant to the Quincy Family YMCA. The funds will be used to purchase replacement batteries for two on-site automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). Amy Adair, Development Director stated, “Every day, the YMCA serves thousands of members through programs with participants of all levels of health and abilities. We are so thankful for the funding provided by the Adams Electric Cooperative Penny Power program. Fresh batteries ensure that on-site AEDs are always ready to save lives. YMCA employees must be prepared to react to emergency situations immediately and funding through the Penny Power program helps members and program participants stay safe.”

The Penny Power program is funded by members of Adams Electric Cooperative who have their bills rounded up to the nearest dollar each month. The extra pennies are used to support community betterment projects throughout the Cooperative’s service territory. To date, $615,894.63 has been donated to area schools, food pantries, fire and police departments, senior centers as well as many others.
For more information or to request an application, email Bill Stalder at The next deadline to apply for a Penny Power grant is April 3, 2023. The latest Penny Power grant recipients include:

• $500 – Camp Point Historical Society; digitizing historical copies of the Camp Point Journal
• $600 – St. Peter School; Junior Achievement Biztown experience
• $250 – Adams/Brown Old Settlers; costs associated with event
• $560 – Junior Achievement; cost of curriculum
• $429 – Quincy Art Center; TV to teach digital art and graphic design
• $500 – Liberty School; replenish supply of basic hygiene products for students
• $430 – Golden Friends; juvenile book series
• $400 – Blessed Sacrament School; Dash robots
• $450 – Blessed Sacrament School; ten wobble stools
• $580 – Payson-Seymour Wrestling; startup costs of new program
• $280 – Denman Elementary School; educational field trips for special ed. students
• $450 – Camp Point Trap; supplies for the trap program
• $550 – Quincy Children’s Museum; adding features to mobile magnetic wall
• $1,000 – Jensen Camp Foundation; upgrading bathroom facilities in the bunkhouse and office
• $764 – Quincy Family YMCA; replacement batteries for two on-site automatic external defibrillators (AEDs)
• $310 – St. Francis Solanus School; finishing floor of gaga ball pit
• $350 – Grief Share of St. Anthony Church; workbooks for the grief counseling program

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