July 15 – Altoona, IA. The On With Life Foundation received a $10,000 Prairie Meadows Community Betterment Grant to support adaptive and assistive technology initiatives at On With Life. This grant will help impact our goal of finding technology solutions that best assist our persons served to achieve a higher quality of life.
“The grant will help us purchase different devices ranging from low tech items like simple TV remotes to higher tech items like one-handed keyboards and environmental controls to allow our persons served to be more active, engaged and independent in their care and therapies,” said Samantha Williams, Occupational Therapist at On With Life. “They will be able to trial and learn how to use the devices while they are in rehab which will help make the transition to home a little easier.”
On With Life was awarded the Community Betterment Grant alongside other organizations at the Community Impact Luncheon on July 15. Prairie Meadows awarded 205 Community Betterment and 17 Legacy Grants while Polk County awarded 174 Community Betterment Grants and 32 Developmental Grants. Since 1996, Prairie Meadows has given back $1.8 billion through taxes, grants and charitable donations to the state of Iowa.
“As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows fulfills its mission by giving back to organizations that support arts and culture, education, economic development, and human services. We are excited to see how these grants positively impact our central Iowa community,” said Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows’ Director of Community Relations.
For more information about the grant, click here: https://www.prairiemeadows.com/community/betterment-grants