The Page County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Clarinda Foundation and the Greater Shenandoah Foundation, is pleased to announce that it has awarded $116,841 in grants to Page County nonprofit agencies. The following organizations were awarded grants by the Page County Community Foundation Advisory Board:

  • BPOE – Elks – $5,000.00 for Facility Improvement
  • City of Clarinda – $25,000.00 for Clarinda Playground Project
  • Clarinda Community Preschool – $4,000.00 for Indoor/Outdoor Play Area
  • Clarinda Fire Department – $17,000.00 for Turnout Gear
  • Essex Child Center Inc. – $9,311.00 for Transition Room
  • Glenn Miller Birthplace Society – $3,500.00 for Theater Room Television
  • Holly’s Hope –$1,500.00 for Temporary Shelter
  • Nishna Productions – $2,000.00 for Software Upgrades
  • Page County Iowa Board of Supervisors – $14,000.00 for Emergency Radio Communications
  • People for Paws – $1,000.00 for Replacement Kennels
  • Shenandoah Medical Center Foundation – $5,839.00 for Equipment
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace – $5,000.00 for Bunk Bed Build Days
  • Southwest Iowa Families Inc. – $2,000.00 for Equipment
  • St. John Noah’s Ark Christian Childcare – $6,000.00 for Classroom Equipment
  • Turnbull Child Development Center – $12,000.00 for Center Improvement Plan
  • Wabash Trace Nature Trail – $3,691.18 for Bicycle Repair Stations

All grantees met the criteria as Page County nonprofit agencies or organizations with charitable missions in the areas of civic, cultural, health, education, and social services. Only organizations providing services in Page County were eligible. Page County agency representatives received their checks on April 30. During brief check distribution activities, Scott Sump commended the nonprofit agencies for their individual efforts to provide a better quality of life for the residents of Page County.

Our Advisory Board is pleased to direct $116,841 in grants to these important community efforts in Shelby County. The Page 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 Page 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 Page 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 Page 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 Sump.

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