(RED OAK) Dennis D. Bloom Esq., Chair of the Montgomery County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce that $17,800 in grants was awarded to Montgomery County nonprofit agencies.
The Following nonprofit organizations submitted applications to the Montgomery County Community Foundation by September 1st and were awarded grants by the Montgomery County Community Foundation Board of Directors:
-Red Oak Public Library, $1,300 to provide a virtual learning center (computer and software)
-Stanton Senior Center, $400 to purchase a new air conditioner
-City of Stanton Public Library, $1,000 to purchase and implement a new automation system
-Elliott Volunteer Fire Department, $500 to replace old pagers
-Montgomery County Family YMCA, $3,000 to upgrade health and wellness fitness center
-Montgomery County History Center, $1,450 to purchase equipment and materials to help research area history and archive it
-Red Oak Community School District, $3,000 to renovate “Cage” recreation site for use by general public
-Stanton Child Resource Center, $1,400 for preschool and toddler programs supplies and equipment
-Stanton Greenbelt, $1,000 to add more handicap-accessible trails for public use
-The Wilson Performing Arts Center, $2,000 for equipment
-Villisca Community School District, $2,000 to purchase document cameras for use with school interactive whiteboards
-Villisca Public Library, $750 to provide e-book services and space for use by young people
This total includes $1,000 from the VHS class of 1977 Endowed Fund, which was established in December of 2009 exclusively for the benefit of Villisca Community Schools, and $800 from the Stanton Endowed Fund, which was divided between the Stanton Senior Center and the Stanton Child Resource Center.
For more information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, contact any of the Board members or call Dennis Nissen, Iowa Program Officer, at 800-794-3458.