The Page County Community Foundation, working in partnership with the Clarinda Foundation and the Greater Shenandoah Foundation, awarded $133,546.39 to Page County nonprofit organizations and community projects during its Spring 2022 Grant Cycle.

The following organizations are Spring 2022 Grant Recipients:

  • Clarinda Chamber of Commerce – $6,000, Downtown Wireless Speaker/Music System
  • Clarinda Fire Department – $10,000, Firefighter Gear and Fire Hose
  • Clarinda Lied Center – $6,000, Youth Soccer Revamp
  • Essex Child Center – $6,400, Playground Pavilion Roof Enclosure
  • Essex Opera House – $18,899.39, Plumbing and Electrical Upgrades
  • Grandmas House Daycare – $8,250, Air Conditioner Replacement
  • Lied Public Library – $2,500, Engrave Your Future
  • M.A.Y. Mentoring (Mentoring Affects Youth) – $3,500, “Just Look Up” – Joe Beckman
  • Nishna Productions, Inc. – $4,510, Raizer Lift Up Chair
  • Nodaway Valley Historical Museum – $2,799, History to Life: History Screen
  • Share My Smile – $3,000, Program Growth and Development
  • Shenandoah Medical Center – $11,700, Therapy – Pediatric Care
  • Shenandoah Pregnancy and Resource Center – $1,488, Technology Hardware
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc. – $3,500, Sleep In Heavenly Peace Page County
  • St. John Noah’s Ark Christian Childcare – $10,000, Program Improvements
  • Turnbull Child Development Center – $15,000, LED Lighting
  • Veterans Memorial Museum – $20,000, Building Tuck-pointing

All grantees met the criteria as Page 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 Page County were eligible to apply.

The Page 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. This cycle of grants was made possible through the County Endowment Fund Program and is 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 Page County Community Foundation partners with the Clarinda Foundation and the Greater Shenandoah Foundation to assist individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in creating permanent and expendable funds that address changing, vital community needs and interests. To inquire about donating to the Page 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 Page County Community Foundation may be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

The Page County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members are Chair, Mandy Fielder of Shenandoah; Vice Chair, Mark Walter of Clarinda; Secretary/Treasurer, Brian Steinkuehler of Shenandoah; Marlene Bashaw of Shenandoah; Scott Brown of Clarinda, and Pam Herzberg of Clarinda.

For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact Stacey Goodman, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458 or