Northeast Ringgold County Alliance or NERA serves the citizens of Union and Tingley Townships in Ringgold County, Iowa with projects to better the local community and its people. NERA’s focus is the establishment and growth of the Union Township Endowment. This fund has reached $90,000, allowing the NERA board to tap $1,000 interest once a year for local operations and projects, with the help of grants. NERA projects have included Ellston Main Street Buildings’ solar lighting project, ellston.org website, Meet the Candidate Coffee, Election Day Dinner, Ellston Cemetery restoration with grant, Community Building VIP histories, Ellston Library local history archive, and 5K Run/Walk. Donations to NERA help to achieve the SCICF matching fund grant and grow the local foundation.
In 2010, Wendall Sollars encouraged a group of local citizens to participate in Southwest
Iowa Community Foundation’s efforts. For the next five years, NERA was managed by
SCICF until 2017 when NERA applied for its own non-
Having fun while giving charitable funding support and time to local organizations. 2021 current officers are Paul Funke/President, Kerry Funke/Vice President, Mary Kramer/Secretary, Todd Beuse/Treasurer
SVPHC, PO Box 7, Ellston, IA 50074
Our mission is to contribute to a better life for people of South Central Iowa by helping donors to carry out their charitable intent and by providing responsible stewardship of gifts for community purposes.
In 2013, the City of Ellston received a $4,000 grant from Ringgold County -
In 2017, Ringgold County SCICF awarded a $300 grant to the Ellston United Methodist Church for a garden/orchard. The garden/orchard was created to raise money for youth programs. The garden provided bags of food for 18 children for the Thanksgiving holidays. The garden project continues in 2019 with the expansion of fruit trees. Ringgold County SCICF was happy to help support this project!
In 2019, Ringgold County SCICF executive board members are: Tracy Barnes, Sue Trullinger, Molly Murphy, Clint Spurrier, and Barb Stephens. Awarded Ellston a grant for 6 trees for park and NERA matching funds for the Union Township Endowment.
In 2021, Ringgold County SCICF executive board members are: Tracy Barnes, Sue Trullinger, Molly Murphy, Clint Spurrier, and Barb Stephens. Awarded Ellston a grant to repair park shelter house and awarded NERA matching funds for the Union Township Endowment.
Brought to you by NERA . Northeast Ringgold County Alliance. Foundation . Established in 2008 . Serving residents in Northeast Ringgold County . Iowa
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|Ellston Museum Day|
|Grand River Rodeo|
|July 4th, Celebrate at the Lake|
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|Ellston City Park|
|Grand River Water Trail|
|Sand Creek Wildlife Refuge|
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|Cornwall Pioneer Home|
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