In March 2016, the Jewell County committee granted out grants to the following organizations through the generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation:
City of Webber was awarded $5,000 for a community storm shelter.
Esbon Community Center was awarded $2,327 for tables and chairs.
Jewell County Memorial VFW Post 7830 was awarded $3,150 for flooring.
City of Esbon was awarded $5,000 for an emergency siren.
Jewell County Burn Association was awarded $5,000 for a slide-in unit and smoke masks.
Jewell County Fair Board was awarded $2,500 for bleacher seating, with Lisa Goodheart abstaining.
American Legion Post 368 was awarded $2,400 for a memorial display.
Harmony United Methodist Church was awarded $600 for pipe organ repair.
Randall Senior Citizens was awarded $3,000 for interior work on the new community center.
Jewell County Resource Council was awarded $1,320 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.
City of Mankato was awarded $1,125 for the Mankato Volunteer Fire Department.
Mankato First Baptist Church was awarded $1,778 for guttering and windows.
Esbon United Methodist Church was awarded $3,200 for a new furnace.
Josh Lippold, on behalf of the Mankato Tree Board, was awarded $1,000 toward memorial trees.
Formoso Public Library was awarded $5,000 for a new furnace and a/c.
Jewell County Sheriff’s Office was awarded $1,500 for the North Central Special Response Unit.
Harmony United Methodist Church Children’s Sunday School was awarded $1,000 for the Sunday School rooms.
The above awards total $50,000.