Grants available to Cass & Audubon County Non-profit groups


January 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The chairpersons of the Cass and Audubon County Community Foundations, are reminding non-profit groups and organizations in their respective counties, that grant funds amounting to $102,000 for each county, are currently available for your projects.  Applications to receive a portion of those funds, are due by no later than February 1st, 2013.  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 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 Audubon or Cass County are eligible.  They 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.

Board members of the Audubon County Community Foundation are Chair, Brett Irlmeier of Audubon, 712-563-2644; Vice Chair, Jonnie Meislahn of Audubon, 712-563-2009 Secretary/Treasurer, Thomas Nielsen of Audubon, 712-563-2742; Joanie Heuton of Kimballton, 712-773-5291;; Jay Nelson of rural Brayton, 712-549-2277; Daryl Olsen, DVM of Audubon, 712-563-2080; and Joseph T. Rasmussen, Esq. of Exira, 712-268-6357.

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.