Calling all Audubon and Cass County Non-profit groups!


December 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Chairpersons of the Cass and Audubon County Community Foundations are putting out a reminder to non-profit organizations in their respective counties, that $95,000 in grants funds are available in each county separately, through the Cass and Audubon County Community Foundations. Applications are due no later than Feb. 1st, 2012.  Detailed application procedures, fact sheets, and a link to the application form can be obtained online at  Applications will only be accepted through the online system.

Contact any board member for additional information.  Contact Dennis Nissen at 800-794-3458 or or Denise Cardos at with grant application-specific questions.  All completed applications will be considered at the March board meeting with notification of results in early April.

Only organizations providing charitable services in Cass or Audubon Counties are eligible.  Each organization must be able to demonstrate broad community/county support and supply a copy of their 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter.  Requests for general operational funds will not be considered.
Local Board members for the Cass County Community Foundation: Chair, Nicholas Hunt of rural Atlantic, 243-5485; Vice Chair, Gary Maas of Anita, 762-3434; Secretary/Treasurer, Roland K. Landsness, Esq. of Atlantic, 243-4154; Royal Bierbaum of Griswold, 778-2586; Beulah Follman of Massena, 779-3457; and Mark D. Kyhnn, CPA of Atlantic, 243-1800.

Local Board members for the Audubon County Community Foundation: Chair, Brett Irlmeier of Audubon, 712-563-2644; Vice Chair, Larry Beckendorf of Exira, 712-268-5331; Secretary/Treasurer, Thomas Nielsen of Audubon, 712-563-2742; Joanie Heuton of Kimballton, 712-773-5291; Jonnie Meislahn of Audubon, 712-563-2009; Jay Nelson of rural Brayton, 712-549-2277; and Daryl Olsen, DVM of Audubon, 712-563-2080.