Grant Reminder for Cass & Audubon County Nonprofit Organizations


January 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Chairpersons of the Cass and Audubon County Community Foundations reminds residents in their respective counties, that time is growing short to submit spring grant applications, which are due no later than February 1st, 2012.  In each county, $95,000 is available to nonprofit organizations.

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*.  Please 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 501(c)(3)  organizations providing charitable services in Cass or Audubon County are eligible.  Those organizations must be able to demonstrate broad community/county support.  Requests for general operational funds will not be considered.
*Board members of the Cass County Community Foundation are: 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.

*Board members of the Audubon County Community Foundation are 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.