HEALTHY-Mason City—The purpose of the HEALTHY-Mason City (formerly Blue Zones Project) is to lead a community well-being transformation, where people live and work together in healthy communities for a better life. By optimizing our environments—those settings where we live, work and play, which influence our behavior—we can make the healthy choice the easy choice so that we naturally adopt healthy behaviors.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)—The mission of the Iowa CASA program is to commission trained and qualified community advocates to serve as an effective voice in court for abused and neglected children, strengthening efforts to ensure that each child is living in a safe, permanent and nurturing home.
Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation—CGCCF provides charitable, community-minded people who want to do good in their community to support the causes they care about a vehicle to achieve their goals. Through the funds held with the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation meets our county’s needs by increasing connections between people and the organizations that serve them; providing grants in core program areas of art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service.
Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management (CGCEM)—CGCEM brings local, state, and federal government agencies, as well as volunteer organizations and businesses, together during times of disaster. The goal of their CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, and workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into emergency response capability for their area.
Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health/ Tobacco Free North Iowa — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health works to optimize the health of all people in Cerro Gordo County.
Charles H. MacNider Art Museum— Charles H. MacNider Art Museum seeks to engage diverse audiences in the visual arts and through them sustain a thriving environment in which American art and exceptional collections are collected, enjoyed, and understood.
City of Mason City Volunteer Services—The City Volunteer program promotes and coordinates volunteer opportunities within City departments to citizens seeking to enhance the community by donating their time and skills to various municipal projects. The City of Mason City encourages citizens to get involved and participate in the development and enhancement of the city and the community in which they live and work. By choosing to volunteer, you will have the opportunity to strengthen our community by connecting with city staff, families, neighbors and friends, schools, businesses and organizations through service.
Community Kitchen of North Iowa—The mission of Community Kitchen of NI is providing meals to the hungry of north Iowa.
Crisis Intervention Service—The mission of Crisis Intervention Service is to provide persons affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and homicide with professional, confidential, 24-hour services including safety and support and to prevent violence in our communities through education.
Elderbridge Agency on Aging—The mission of Elderbridge is to Empower Older Iowans and Adults with Disabilities to Live with Dignity and Independence.
Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetary—The mission of the Cemetery is to provide our community, its citizens and their families exceptional services in a respectful, caring manner.
Exchange Club—The Exchange Club provides financial support for local youth programs, prevention of child abuse, and celebrates the Fourth of July by sponsoring the Mason City Fireworks display each year.
Foster Grandparent Program—The mission of the Foster Grandparent Program is to bring together an elderly person and a young child in specific ways that help each to grow in giving, caring, and learning.
Francis Lauer – Mason City a YSS Organizaton—For nearly 50 years, Francis Lauer has provided excellence in serving and healing youth and their families. Francis Lauer is a community-based organization of YSS, a non-profit dedicated to helping children and youth embrace their full potential through comprehensive prevention, treatment and transition programs.
Friends of the 457 (The Cannonball)— The Friends of the 457 is a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the Minneapolis & St Louis Railroad steam locomotive in East Park, Mason City Iowa.
Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa— Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Habitat does this by working in partnership with families and community volunteers to provide simple, decent, and affordable housing to those who just need a little “hand up.”
Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank—The goal of the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank is: 1.continuing coordination with other community agencies, food banks, and pantries; 2. monitoring the operation of the emergency food program so that adequate food and dollars to buy food are available to meet the emergency needs of area families; and 3. increasing community awareness of hunger as a local and global issue.
IOOF Home & Community Therapy Center—“We, the loving staff at the IOOF Home, are devoted to providing the best quality of life though compassion, creativity, and commitment. Our family, at the IOOF Home and Community Therapy Center, provides excellence in care though technology and innovation.”
Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Office – Cerro Gordo County (ISUEO) —ISU Extension and Outreach in Cerro Gordo County serves Iowans through five program areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Economic Development, Communities, Families, 4-H Youth Development. ISUEO – Cerro Gordo County serves as a resource to individuals and groups through publications, local workshops, and other programs.
KCMR Radio —Inspiration 97.9 KCMR is a listener supported radio station that provides a blend of Christian music, inspirational and easy listening music. Listeners also enjoy daily features of inspiration,public service announcements, church services and local guest interviews.
Lime Creek Nature Center—Nestled atop a limestone bluff above the Winnebago River, the Lime Creek Nature Center is the place to learn about North Iowa’s diverse natural resources. Visitors will enjoy an impressive variety of mounted animals on display in the center, along with several aquarium displays of reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
Kinney Pioneer Museum—Kinney Pioneer Museum and Historical Society is a not for profit museum operated by an independent Board of Trustees. Most all work and projects at the museum are accomplished by members of the Board with assistance of volunteers.
Main Street Mason City—Main Street Mason City’s mission is to enhance, promote and preserve downtown Mason City as a diverse business, cultural and residential destination, for the benefit of the entire community.
Mason City Family YMCA—The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. That is because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.
Mason City Housing Authority—The mission of the Mason City Housing Authority is the same as that of the Department of Housing and Urban Development: To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
Mason City Recreation Department—The Mason City Park & Recreation Board and staff are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens by providing the best possible recreational programs, special events, facilities and services that encourage lifelong learning, fitness and fun. Striving to provide an enjoyable outdoor environment with top quality parks, campgrounds, aquatic center, preserves, golf course and recreational trails.
Mason City Volunteer Center—The goal of the Mason City Volunteer Center is to inspire more youth, families, seniors, businesses, and service organizations to volunteer and to improve the volunteer opportunities in our community while providing support and technical assistance to our member organizations.
Mason City Youth Task Force—The Youth Task Force is a community coalition with a mission to facilitate and coordinate collaborative community initiatives that impact the lives of young people and their families. They work by engaging individuals from diverse community sectors to: identify community needs; develop initiatives to meet those needs; and bring resources together to implement those initiatives.
Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa—Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, along with Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
The Music Man Square—The Music Man Square’s purpose is to showcase and celebrate North Iowa’s music heritage and the life and legacy of Meredith Willson.
Newman Catholic School Foundation—The purpose of the Newman Catholic Foundation is to support and promote the Newman Catholic Schools mission of educating students in the Catholic tradition to live as Christ.
NIVC Services, INC—NIVC is a private not for profit organization driven by a commitment to see that the clients we serve and employ establish gainful and meaningful community employment. NIVC clients work in jobs and businesses that are as diverse as they are: factory production, foodservice, business services, environmental services, healthcare, media, and retail, among others. NIVC Services also operates business locations including the Work Center, Affordables and Affordables on 1st resale stores, and the Javaworks coffee shop located at Mason City Public Library.
North Iowa Events Center—North Iowa Events Center is a non-profit organization, proud to serve as the premiere recreational event complex for North Iowans, tourists and guests. NIEC’s diverse client base benefits from multiple, distinct venues and commitments to quality of life, exemplary service and attention to detail. NIEC provides a local link between Iowa’s rich agricultural heritage and budding future, while celebrating key relationships between agriculture, business and community. Proceeds from all members and sponsors are used for expenses associated with NIEC’s mission, which is to produce the annual county fair, incorporate youth shows and agriculture along with educational, competitive and recreational entertainment opportunities for Mason City, Cerro Gordo County and North Iowa.
North Iowa Figure Skating Club—The mission of the North Iowa Figure Skating Club is to encourage the instruction, practice, and advancement of the members in compulsory figures, free skating, pair skating, dancing, and all types of figure skating; to encourage and cultivate a spirit of fraternal feeling among skaters; to sponsor, produce, or cooperate in the production of amateur ice shows; and generally to do and perform such other acts as may be necessary, advisable, proper or incidental in the realization of the objects and purposes of this organization; and to carry out the general policies of the United States Figure Skating Association.
North Iowa Youth Center— We inspire young people to believe that change is possible, and that they play an important role in achieving it. We mobilize youth to live a healthy lifestyle with spirit, mind and body for all.
One Vision, formerly Opportunity Village—The One Vision community supports individual choice by providing services that lead to greater purpose and independence. To inspire meaningful lives by connecting people with purpose.
Respite Companions Group—Respite Companions Group provides non-medical companionship, supervision and a friendly new face for a person with specials needs allowing the primary caregiver time away to run errands or re-energize for their role as caregiver.
United Way of North Central Iowa—The United Way of North Central Iowa is a Community Solutions Leader, improving the lives of north central Iowans. Their areas of impact are based on Education, Income & Health. They unite the communities they serve while measuring, communicating and learning from the impact of their efforts.
VFW Post 733—The mission of the VFW is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
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