The Fremont County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $116,840 in grants to Fremont County nonprofit agencies. The following organizations were awarded grants by the Fremont County Community Foundation Advisory Board:

  • Farragut Community Hometown Pride – $14,300.00 for City Park Playground Update
  • Fremont County Historical Society – $7,000.00 for The Gathering Place Roof Repair
  • George C. Grape Community Hospital – $13,000.00 for Facility Improvements
  • Hamburg Hometown Pride – $8,000.00 for Bike Trail Upgrade
  • Hamburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue – $7,000.00 for Ambulance Technology Upgrade
  • Inter Church Council – $2,500.00 for Roof Repair
  • Nishna Productions – $300.00 for Computer Technology Upgrades
  • Percival Hometown Pride – $7,500.00 to Upgrade Park Shelter Addition
  • Randolph Public Library – $20,000.00 for Adult Room Renovation
  • Sidney Hometown Pride – $8,500.00 for Welcome Sign and Enclosed Utility Trailer
  • Sidney Volunteer Fire and Rescue – $6,750.00 for Exercise Equipment
  • Tabor Historical Society – $3,800.00 for Phase One Storage
  • Tabor Hometown Pride – $14,420.18 to Replace Tabor Entrance Signs
  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail – $3,250.00 for Fremont County Bicycle Repair Stations
  • West Central Community Action – $520.00 for Outreach Office Storage

All grantees met the criteria as Fremont County nonprofit agencies or organizations with charitable missions in the areas of civic, cultural, health, education, and social services. Only organizations providing services in Fremont County were eligible. Fremont County agency representatives received their checks on April 17. During brief check distribution activities, Kent Claiborne, commended the nonprofit agencies for their individual efforts to provide a better quality of life for the residents of Fremont County.

Our Advisory Board is pleased to direct $116,840 in grants to these important community efforts in Fremont County. The Fremont 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 Fremont 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 Fremont 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 Fremont 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 Claiborne, .

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