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Otto Schoitz Foundation Boosts SparkWheel's Impact in Waterloo with $12,000 Grant

WATERLOO, IA – SparkWheel, a leading organization dedicated to student success, has been awarded a generous grant of $12,000 from the Otto Schoitz Foundation. This grant is earmarked to support SparkWheel's impactful programs at George Washington Carver Academy Middle School and Central Middle School in Waterloo, Iowa.

The Otto Schoitz Foundation, known for its commitment to enhancing the health and wellbeing of the Cedar Valley community, recently announced a series of grant awards, surpassing a cumulative investment of $20 million in the community. SparkWheel is honored to be among the fourteen local organizations receiving funding.

SparkWheel's unique approach involves fostering one-to-one relationships with students, parents, educators, and administrators, serving as a catalyst for student success. This grant from the Otto Schoitz Foundation will further empower SparkWheel's Waterloo program, addressing barriers that hinder students and families from achieving academic success.

"We are grateful to the Otto Schoitz Foundation for their steadfast support of our mission to overcome obstacles and create a path for student success," said Noelle Haselhuhn, Communications Manager at SparkWheel. "This grant enables us to make a meaningful impact in the lives of students in Waterloo, contributing to the overall health and wellbeing of the community."

About Otto Schoitz Foundation

The Otto Schoitz Foundation's commitment extends beyond traditional health boundaries, acknowledging the interconnected nature of factors influencing an individual's wellbeing. By tracking grants across the social determinants of health, the foundation seeks to create a comprehensive and lasting impact. For more information about the Otto Schoitz Foundation and its mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the Cedar Valley community, visit


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