(HARLAN) The Shelby County Community Foundation announced last week that over $26,000 in grants were awarded to Shelby County nonprofit agencies.
The following nonprofit organizations submitted applications by September 1st and were awarded grants by the Shelby County Board of Directors:
-City of Elk Horn, $2,000 to create a memorial to honor veterans
-City of Shelby, $2,000 to purchase an electronic message board for public communication of community events and emergencies
-Concerned Inc, $1,000 to purchase chairs for clients and participants in Adult Day Services
-Country Care Center Corp., $1,500 to replace central a/c and door seals of walk in refrigerator/freezer
-Elk Horn Public Library, $500 to purchase new books for the juvenile collection
-Irwin Fire and Rescue, $4,000 to purchase power cot to make lifting patients safer for responders
-Kirkman Centennial Committee, $3,500 to repair floors, ceiling, tables, chairs, counters and doors in community building due to water damage
-Portsmouth Fire and Rescue/Cass Township Fire Department, $4,000 to provide protective equipment for firefighters
-Shelby County Community Outreach, $5,300 to replace roof on Mentoring Facility and upgrade a/c system with donated unit
-Shelby County Historical Society, $1,000 to purchase computers, printer, desks and lighting for the library office
-The Danish Immigrant Museum, $1,000 to purchase additional shelving and data loggers to improve long-term care of collections
-The Little Mermaid Trail committee, $1,000 for development of phase 1 of trail construction
Included in this total is $1,300 from the Endow Harlan Fund towards the grant for Shelby county Community Outreach and $500 from Thelma Petersen towards the grants for the Shelby County Historical Society and the Danish Immigrant Museum.
For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, contact any Board Member or call Dennis Nissen, Iowa Program Officer, at 800-794-3458.