The Page County Community Foundation, working in partnership with the Clarinda Foundation and the Greater Shenandoah Foundation, is pleased to announce that grants totaling $103,868.34 were awarded to Page County nonprofit organizations and community projects as part of its spring grant cycle.

The following organizations were awarded grants by the Page County Community Foundation Advisory Board:

  • City of Coin – $1,000, City Park Improvement
  • Clarinda Community Trail Committee – $12,500, Community Trail Phase 2
  • Clarinda Economic Development Corporation – $2,830, Day of Service Tools
  • Clarinda Fire Department – $6,700, Community Safety and Fire Communications
  • Essex Child Center – $8,075.33, Center Improvements and Upgrades
  • Grandma’s House Daycare – $9,750, Air Conditioner Replacement
  • Page County Public Health – $20,000, COVID-19 Vaccination Program
  • Shenandoah Fire Department – $2,481.20, Decondition Bags and Cleaner
  • Shenandoah Medical Center Foundation – $5,082.41, Purchase of a GE Vscan
  • Shenandoah Parks and Recreation – $10,000, Priest Park All-Inclusive Playground
  • Shenandoah Pregnancy and Resource Center – $449.40, Facility Signage
  • Southwest Iowa Families, Inc. – $20,000, Child and Family Center
  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail – $5,000, Wabash Depot Renovation

All grantees met the criteria as Page County nonprofit agencies or organizations with charitable missions supporting community needs in the areas of civic engagement, culture, health, education, and social services. Only organizations providing services in Page County were eligible to apply.

The Page County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation, which meets National Standards for Community Foundations, and is one of nine county members of the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa. It receives funds annually from the State of Iowa County Endowment Fund Program for endowment building and grantmaking throughout the county. Made possible through the County Endowment Fund Program, this cycle of grants was funded by a percentage of the state’s commercial gaming tax revenue, which is distributed annually to participating community foundations associated with counties without a state-issued gaming license.

Beyond the County Endowment Fund Program, the Page County Community Foundation partners with the Clarinda Foundation and the Greater Shenandoah Foundation to assist individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in creating permanent and expendable funds that address changing, vital community needs and interests. To inquire about donating to the Page County Community Foundation, please contact the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa staff or any board member listed below. Gifts to permanently endowed funds through the Page County Community Foundation may be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

Board members of the Page County Community Foundation are Chair, Mandy Fielder of Shenandoah; Vice Chair, Dennis Grebert of Shenandoah; Secretary/Treasurer, Brian Steinkuehler of Shenandoah; Scott Brown of Clarinda, Scott Sump of Clarinda; and Mark Walter of Clarinda.

For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact Stacey Goodman, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458 or