The Cass County Community Foundation awarded $29,940 to Cass County nonprofit organizations and community projects during its Fall 2023 Grant Cycle. Including these most recent grants, the Cass County Community Foundation has distributed more than $2.6 million in grants and scholarships over the past 25 years.
The following organizations are fall 2023 Grant Recipients: Anita American Legion Post 210, replace items in Legion Hall, $2,340; Anita Public Library, newspaper digitalization project, $800; Anita Volunteer Fire Association, EVAC-U-Splint Vacuum Mattress, $1,200;
Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center, replace broken equipment, $2,000; Atlantic Rock Island Society Enterprise, construct additional archive space, $500; Cass County Drone Team, equipment expansion, $5,000; Cass County Genealogical Society, digitizing Atlantic News Telegraph newspapers, $800;
Cass County Historical Museum, sewer project/replacement, $4,000; City of Marne, community center improvements, $3,000; City of Massena, community center renovations. $1,800; Cumberland Youth Fitness Center, replacement of unsafe entrance sidewalk, $2,500; George B Hitchcock House Advisory Board, restoration of south basement wall,$2,500; Griswold Youth Sports, expanding parking at ball field, $1,000; Massena Development Corporation, Massena Childcare, $2,500.
All grantees met the criteria as Cass 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 Cass County were eligible to apply.
These grant funds were made possible by generous donors to the Cass County Community Foundation and the following charitable funds through the community foundation: Griswold Community Development Endowed Fund and Triumph Endowed Fund for Cass County.
The Cass County Community Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to create permanent and expendable funds that address changing, vital community needs and interests. To learn more about donating to the Cass County Community Foundation, contact the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa staff or any advisory board member listed below. Gifts to permanently endowed funds through the Cass County Community Foundation may be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.
Advisory board members of the Cass County Community Foundation are Chair Kristi Burg of Massena; Vice Chair Gaylord Schelling of Atlantic; Secretary/Treasurer Sue Hunt of Atlantic; Sandy Bierbaum of Griswold; Justin D. Hockenberry of Anita; and Mike Tibken of Anita.
For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact Sunni Kamp (email@example.com) or Sydney Calcagno (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 800-794-3458.