Cass & Audubon Co. non-profit agencies receive $53,560 in grant funds
November 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
Numerous non-profit groups and/or agencies in Audubon and Cass Counties have received a total of $53,560 in grant funds from the Cass and Audubon County Community Foundations. All of grant recipients met the criteria as non-profit agencies or organizations in both respective counties. Representatives of the organizations received their checks on November 13th and 16th.
The Community Foundation of Southwest Iowa reports $21, 380 in grants were awarded to Cass County non-profit organizations through the Cass County Community Foundation. The biggest grants, of $2,000 each, were awarded to CAM Youth Sports, for a New Concession Stand at the Dave Bolt Field, and to the City of Griswold, for playground equipment at the Cocklin Fish Farm.
The City of Anita’s Public Library received a $1,700 grant for a multi-access server with color printer for use by patrons and staff. Grants amounting to $1,500 each were awarded to: the Anita Wellness Center; Atlantic Fire Department; Atlantic Lions Clubs; and the Cass County Historical Society. A $1,200 grant was awarded to the Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center in Atlantic. And, grants amounting to $1,000 each went to: The Anita Foundation Child Care Center; Atlantic Public Library; Atlantic Rock Island Society Enterprise (ARISE); The Griswold Volunteer Fire Dept.; Jack and Jill Preschool in Atlantic, and the Nishna Valley YMCA in Atlantic. In addition, the City of Marne received a $480 grant for playground equipment at the City Park.
In Audubon County, $32,180 in grants were awarded. The biggest award went to the Audubon County Hospital Foundation, which received a $10,000 grant to fund architectural designs for a Rec Center. The Audubon County Agricultural Society received an $8,180 grant to replace the livestock show and cattle barns with a multipurpose building. The Little Mermaid Trail Committee received a $5,000 grant from the Audubon County Community Foundation, for the installation of an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible public restrooms in the park.
In addition, the PE4Life organization received a $3,000 grant for materials to build storage cabinets for skates to be used at the Agri-Hall. And, the Audubon County Hospital Foundation, City of Brayton, the Exira Fire Department and Audubon Firehouse Flames, received grants amount to $2,000 each, for various equipment or facilities improvements. The Audubon County Players Community Theater group received $757 for the purchase of tables for the dinner theater and supplies to make and repair flats.