The Chair of the Audubon County Community Foundation has announced that $34,900 in grants have been awarded to four non-profit agencies in the County. According to ACCF Chair Brett Irlmeier, the following each received checks for $8,725 : the Audubon County Agricultural Society received a grant for the Agri Hall air conditioning project; The Audubon County Recreation Foundation also received a check for the construction of a recreation center; A grant was awarded to the Exira Park Committee/City of Exira, for an LED programmable sign, and the Friendship Home Foundation received a grant for their new, Memory Care Unit.
Nonprofit representatives receiving grant awards: 1st row from left to right: Jenny Smith, Audubon Recreation Foundation; Genelle Deist, Friendship Home Foundation; Donna and Jim Johnson, Exira Park Committee; and Thomas R. Nielsen, Secretary/Treasurer, Audubon County Community Foundation.
Each of those nonprofit organizations had submitted applications to the Audubon County Community Foundation by the September 1st deadline. Of the $34,900 award total, $2,000 from the Leon and Iva Milliman Endowed Fund was provided to the Exira Park Committee. The Audubon County Agricultural Society was awarded $2,600 from the Charles T. and Kathleen K. Manatt Endowed Fund, $600 from the Audubon State Bank/Stephen Garst Endowed Fund, $1,000 from the Audubon Masonic Association Endowed Fund, $450 from the Fred and Evelyn Nissen Endowed Fund for Audubon, and $450 from the Merle and Norma Petersen Endowed Fund.
All grantees met the criteria as Audubon County nonprofit agencies or organizations with charitable missions in the areas of civic, cultural, health, education and social services. Only organizations providing services in Audubon County were eligible. Audubon County agency representatives received their checks on November 11th.
For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact any of the Audubon County Community Foundation Board Members, or call Dennis Nissen, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458.