The Audubon County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that grants totaling $104,350 were awarded to Audubon County nonprofit organizations and community projects as part of its spring grant cycle.
The following organizations were awarded grants by the Audubon County Community Foundation Advisory Board:
- Audubon County Fair Board – $12,000, AgriHall Renovation
- Audubon County Historical Society – $5,000, Operational Support
- Audubon Recreation Foundation – $36,910, Making the Front Door Accessible
- City of Kimballton – $5,000, Park Lighting Project
- Exira Community Club – $15,000, Basketball Court
- Exira Lions Club – $1,250, New Deep Freezer
- Friendship Home Foundation – $18,190, Refrigeration Equipment Upgrade
- The Children’s Nest – $11,000, COVID Relief and Playground Completion
All grantees met the criteria as Audubon 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 Audubon County were eligible to apply.
The Audubon 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 Audubon County Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to create permanent and expendable funds that address changing, vital community needs and interests. To inquire about donating to the Audubon 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 Audubon County Community Foundation may be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.
Board members of the Audubon County Community Foundation are Chair, Genelle Deist of Audubon; Vice Chair, Joel Hoegh of rural Brayton; Secretary/Treasurer, Megan Wagner of Audubon; Gina Benton of Exira, Bob Blomme of Audubon; Steven B. Hansen of Audubon; and Donna Olson of Kimballton.
For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact Stacey Goodman, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.