Montgomery Co. Community Foundation grants announced


November 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Dennis Bloom, Chair of the Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) says 12 nonprofit agencies were recently awarded grants totaling $17,800. Among them was:

  • The Red Oak Public Library, which received $1,300 to provide a virtual learning center (computer & software).
  • The Stanton Senior Center, $400, for the purchase of a new air conditioner.
  • The City of Stanton Public Library, $1,000 for the purchase & implementation of a new automation system.
  • Elliott Volunteer Fire Dept., $500 to replace old pagers.
  • Montgomery County Family YMCA, $3,000 to upgrade the health/wellness fitness center.
  • The Montgomery County History Center, $1,450, to purchase equipment & materials to help research area history & archive it.
  • Red Oak Community School District, $3,000, to renovate “Cage” recreation site for use by the general public.
  • Stanton Child Resource Center, $1,400, for school preschool & toddler programs, supplies & equipment.
  • Stanton Greenbelt, $1,000, to add more handicap-accessible trails for public use.
  • The Wilson Performing Arts Center, $2,000 for equipment.
  • Villisca Community School District, $2,000, to purchase cameras for use with school interactive whiteboards.
  • Villisca Public Library, $750, to provide e-book services & a space for use by young people.

The grant checks were presented to representatives from those nonprofit agencies, last Thursday. The total amount of $17,800 includes $1,000 from the Villisca High School Class of 1977 Endowment Fund, and, $800 from the Stanton Endowment Fund. Over the past 11 years, the Montgomery County Endowment Fund has distributed more than $656,000 to nonprofit agencies in the County.