ELK HORN MUSEUM RECEIVES ENDOWMENT GRANT
(Elk Horn) An area museum is receiving a grant from The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn is receiving a $28,000 grant. The museum is one of eleven Iowa cultural organizations receiving these grants in the first year they have been awarded.
Judges were impressed that the museum has over 3,000 members, a budget of over $1 million and more than 130,000 visiting or participating annually in museum programs and traveling exhibits. One grant writer stated, it is a feather in Iowa’s cap to have the national Danish museum in Iowa.
Endowment Challenge Grants – the newest and largest of the two Iowa Cultural Trust programs – are designed to help small and large non-profit cultural, arts and history organizations increase their endowments for general operating support through a challenge grant process.
Grant recipients are required to raise $3 in new endowment funds in direct response to the challenge grant for every dollar of grant funds awarded. Grants ranged in size from $2,500 to $28,000.
Museum staff is planning a special endowment campaign that will be announced following the February Board of Directors’ meeting to be held in Chandler, Arizona from February 10th-12th.
If you would like more information about the grant or how you might contribute to the museum’s endowment, please contact John Mark Nielsen or Bruce Bro at 712-764-7001 or 800-759-9192. To learn more about The Danish Immigrant Museum please visit us at www.danishmuseum.org.