HJ - Fall Grant Awards 2019

Representatives receiving fall 2019 grant awards include: front row, Ron Eichhorst, Porter’s Lake Lutheran Founders, Inc.; Carrie Falk, Shenandoah Public Library Foundation; Andrew Hoppmann, Lied Public Library - Clarinda; Jeannine Liljedahl, Community Food Pantry - Shenandoah; Ardith Dixon and Barbara McCollum, Coin Public Library; Carol Nielsen, Clarinda First United Methodist Church Sew and Share Food Pantry; back row, Robert Henke, Porter’s Lake Lutheran Founders, Inc.; Page County Community Foundation Board members Scott Brown, Scott Sump, Mandy Fielder (Chair), and Brian Steinkuehler. (Clarinda Herald-Journal photo)

The Page County Community Foundation, working in partnership with the Clarinda Foundation and the Greater Shenandoah Foundation, announce that grants totaling $11,192 were awarded to Page County nonprofit and municipal agencies.

With these grants, the Page County Community Foundation has distributed over $1.9 million in grants and scholarships over the last 15 years.

As part of its annual fall grant cycle, the Page County Community Foundation awards funds to deserving, qualified nonprofits and local municipalities serving Page County to benefit select initiatives and priorities.

For the fall 2019 cycle, the following organizations were awarded grants by the Page County Community Foundation Advisory Board at a check presentation on Nov. 21 in Clarinda.

First United Methodist Church Clarinda, climate control system modifications, $500;

Coin Public Library, $2,408;

Shenandoah Community Food Pantry, $500;

Lied Public Library Clarinda, $2,048;

Lied Public Library Essex, $2,048;

Porter’s Lake Lutheran Founders, ramp replacement, $2,000;

Shenandoah Public Library, $2,048.

Beyond its grant programs, 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.

Board members of the Page County Community Foundation are Chair, Mandy Fielder of Shenandoah; Vice Chair, Dennis Grebert of Shenandoah; Secretary/Treasurer, Laura Swanson of Clarinda; Scott Brown of Clarinda, Scott Sump of Clarinda; and Brian Steinkuehler of Shenandoah.

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

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