Elma, Iowa

Elma Area Community Foundation

Elma Area Community Foundation

This Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, benefits the Elma Community by awarding grants of $1000 or less each for community betterment programs & projects in Elma annually.  For more information, or to donate to this fund, please visit us at the link below or read more under the Business Directory tab above, then under Organizations.


Current Elma projects underway

Whether you currently reside in Elma, are a former resident of the Elma area, have moved away but still have family in Elma or just like what the Elma area is about and want to help us grow and thrive with a tax-deductible contribution...here is how you can help!


Two current projects underway in Elma:

1.  The Emergency Services Building project:  providing additional space onto the current fire station to accommodate an ambulance, fully staffed 24/7 via Regional Health Services of Howard County and a larger/longer space to accommodate newer sized fire fighting vehicles in the future.  Donations can be made to Elma Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 36  in Elma IA 50628.  Read more about the project, including donations made thus far at this site:  https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=elma%20emergency%20services%20building or by email at elma.fire@gmail.com  ambulance bay


2.  Elma Community Complex Project:  re-purposing the former Elma Elementary School building & grounds into a hub of community services.  This project has been done in phases as the donations/grants have allowed.  They have completed the first three phases, with the new community room open & available as well as the Elma Medical Clinic up and running on Busti Avenue (site changed when it was discovered the former school was in a flood plain many years ago).  The final phases, moving the library into the remodeled gymnasium, an addition onto the childcare center/preschool, re-mounting the former school murals and landscaping/parking lot are underway.  Donations can be made to ECC Project and mailed to P.O. Box 15 in Elma IA 50628.  You can read more about this project and its fund-raising efforts at this site:  http://www.elmaia.com/ecc-project