The Audubon County Community Foundation, Friday, awarded $39, 770 in grants to four non-profit agencies. ACCF Chair Brett Irlmeier says with this most recent round of grants, the Foundation has distributed more than $1.2-million in grants and scholarships over the last 14-years.
Among the grant recipients is: The Audubon Downtown Stage Revitalization Committee, which received $5,000 for handicap access, signage and other components for the John James Audubon City Park stage structure; The Audubon Recreation Foundation – $15,000, for a Recreation Center project; The Exira Community Club received $5,000 for the Little League Splash Pad, and the Exira Public Library received $14,770 to complete their current construction project.
Of the $39,770: about $2,500 is from the Leon and Iva Milliman Endowed Fund, for the Exira Public Library; $2,800 is from the Charles T. and Kathleen K. Manatt Endowed Fund, $690 came from the Audubon State Bank/Stephen Garst Endowed Fund, and $1,200 came from the Audubon Masonic Association, which was directed to the Audubon Recreation Fund. In addition, $490 was from the Fred and Evelyn Nissen Endowed Fund for Audubon, and $490 from the Merle and Norma Petersen Endowed Fund for the Audubon Downtown Revitalization Stage Committee.
All grantees submitted their grant applications by the September 1st deadline, and met the criteria as Audubon County non-profit agencies or organizations with charitable missions in the areas of civic, cultural, health, education and social services. Only those organizations providing services in Audubon County were eligible.
For more information about donating or establishing an individual foundation or fund, contact Iowa Foundations Director Dennis Nissen, at 1-800-794-3458.