The Crawford County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded $117,565 in grants to Crawford County nonprofit agencies. The following nonprofit organizations were awarded grants by the Crawford County Advisory Board:

  • Arion Booster Club – $4,000 to expand a cemented area at its community building
  • Chamber & Development Council – $25,000 to ignite Denison project
  • Charter Oak-Ute Athletic Booster Club – $4,405 to remodel shop area to create a community wellness center
  • City of Charter Oak – $6,000 to renovate City Pool bathhouse
  • City of Ricketts – $3,000 to replace the doors of community building
  • City of Westside – $10,000 to update playground equipment
  • Crawford County Conservation – $3,000 for a new display in Nature Center
  • Crossroads of Crawford County – $2,500 for optimizing the Families for Success program
  • Deloit Fire Department – $3,000 to replace outdated equipment; add new PPEs
  • Denison Friends of the Pool – $5,000 to replace equipment for patrons & swim team
  • Denison Young Professionals – $3,000 for perimeter fencing and gate system
  • Dow City Arion Community Fire Department – $7,500 for a power lift cot
  • Friends of the Dow House – $2,000 to repair/replace balcony flooring
  • Friends of Yellow Smoke Campground – $7,500 for playground beautification
  • Heritage Heights – $3,000 for the Close the Digital Divide for Low-income Seniors project
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa – $1,000 for equipment and furniture
  • Manilla Area Historical Association – $2,000 for Klondike Hotel improvements
  • Schleswig Community Golf Club – $5,000 for stove hood, ventilation, stove fire suppression for the new clubhouse
  • Schleswig Youth Rec – $5,660 for a  new concession stand with handicap restrooms and storage
  • Strategic Planning Sign Committee – $10,000 to install a welcome sign for City of Manilla
  • Vail Volunteer Firemen – $5,000 for a standby electric generator for the fire department

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 13. During brief check distribution activities, Advisory Board Chair, Patrick Wuestewald, 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 $117,565 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 works with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to create permanent funds that address the changing, vital community needs and interests. Donating to a permanently endowed fund helps your neighbors today and you help build a stronger community tomorrow. Not only that, you’ll 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.

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.