The Crawford County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $116,815 in grants to Crawford County nonprofit agencies. The following organizations were awarded grants by the Crawford County Community Foundation Advisory Board:

  • Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault –$500.00 for Equipment for New Office
  • Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County – $10,000.00 for Ignite Denison
  • Charter Oak Community Club – $5,000.00 to Repair Community Building Roof
  • Charter Oak Fire Association – $2,500.00 for Equipment
  • Charter Oak-Ute Athletic Booster Club – $2,000.00 for Wellness Center Restroom Remodel
  • Children’s Imagination Station – $7,000.00 for Safety First
  • City of Dow City – $5,000.00 for City Park Basketball Court
  • City of Kiron – $4,000.00 for North Park Playground
  • City of Ricketts – $1,026.00 for Community Building Lighting and Wiring
  • City of Westside – $2,500.00 to Refurbish WWI Soldiers’ Monument
  • Crawford County Fair Association – $5,000.00 for Public Address System
  • Crawford County Firefighters Association – $5,000.00 for Equipment
  • Crawford County Historical Society – $1,500.00 for McHenry House Renovations
  • Crossroads of Crawford County> – $1,000.00 for Family Den and Facility Provisions
  • Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts – $6,000.00 for Furnace and AC Replacement
  • Dow City-Arion Fire and Rescue – $7,500.00 for Equipment
  • Friends of the Dow House Inc. – $1,000.00 for Entry Door Refurbishing
  • Friends of Yellow Smoke – $2,000.00 to Replace Bee Exhibit
  • Kiron Community Club –$4,000.00 to Expand Veterans Memorial Park Walkway
  • Little Hawks Childcare Center – $10,000.00 for Renovation
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa – $500.00 for Furniture and Equipment
  • Majestic Hills Golf Course –$5,789.18 for Bridge and Cart Path Renovation
  • Manilla Area Historical Association – $1,500.00 for Building Improvements
  • Manilla Wellness Center – $3,000.00 for Fitness and Locker Room Improvements
  • Norelius Community Library – $2,500.00 for Newspaper Digitation Project
  • Open Arms Preschool – $2,500.00 for Outdoor Educational and Recreational Center
  • Parks and Recreation Department Denison – $2,500.00 for Tot-Dock Replacement
  • Schleswig Youth Rec – $5,000.00 for New Ball Field Project
  • WESCO Industries – $5,000.00 00 for Equipment and Furniture
  • Western Iowa Expo Association – $5,000.00 for Building Improvements
  • Yafah Ministries – $1,000.00 for Food Prep and Dining Area

All grantees met the criteria as Crawford County nonprofit agencies or organizations with charitable missions in the areas of civic, cultural, health, education, and social services. Only organizations providing services in Crawford County were eligible. Crawford County agency representatives received their checks on April 19. During brief check distribution activities, Janine Kock commended the nonprofit agencies for their individual efforts to provide a better quality of life for the residents of Crawford County.

Our Advisory Board is pleased to direct $116,815 in grants to these important community efforts in Crawford County. The Crawford County Community Foundation is one of nine counties that are collectively known as the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa and meets or exceeds the Standards for Community Foundations as established by the Council on Foundations in Washington DC.

The Crawford County Community Foundation, as an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation and member of the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa, receives funds annually from the State of Iowa County Endowment Fund Program for endowment building and grantmaking throughout the county. Created in 2004, the County Endowment Fund Program is funded by a percentage of the state’s commercial gaming tax revenue. These funds are distributed annually to participating community foundations and affiliate community foundations associated with counties without a state-issued gaming license.

Beyond the County Endowment Fund Program, the Crawford County Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to create charitable funds that address the changing, vital community needs and interests. Donating to a charitable fund helps your neighbors today and you help build a stronger community tomorrow. Not only that, you may be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit for each donation, in addition to any Federal tax benefits for which you may qualify. The Crawford County Community Foundation invests and administers these funds and distributes grants to deserving, qualified nonprofit organizations. “This has grown from an annual event to twice a year, with one grant cycle in the spring and another in the fall,” said Kock.

For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact Stacey Goodman, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458 or Crawford County nonprofits may go here to learn more about the grant guidelines and to apply.