Our Projects - The Ames Foundation

Our Projects

The Ames Foundation serves as the catalyst for the identification and execution of projects that enhance quality of life and create a greater sense of community among citizens. In doing so, the organization connects resources with projects in cooperation with public agencies, civic organizations, private entities and individuals.

For nearly 45 years, The Ames Foundation has sought out, raised and managed funding for both large and small projects that enrich the lives of those who call Ames home. Use the left menu links to learn more about the details of a particular project.


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Past projects include:

  • 'Ames 150' sesquicentennial year legacy projects and events
  • ‘Welcome to Ames’ signage
  • Bandshell Park restoration and beautification
  • Downtown Ames beautification
  • Management of financial gifts for the Veterans Memorial and the Ames Dog Park
  • Support of the Ames Public Library renewal project

In addition, the Foundation has been involved with:

  • General landscaping and accessible drinking fountains in Ames parks
  • Directional signage in the city cemetery
  • Support for the Southeast Ames Entryway
  • Acquisition of the Ann Munn Heritage Woods
  • Relocation of Ames’ first school, Hoggatt
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