MCCF awards $140,932 to 19 county non-profits

Members of the Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF), working in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation, recently awarded $140,932 to Montgomery County nonprofit organizations and community projects during its Spring 2023 Grant Cycle.
The following organizations are Spring 2023 Grant Recipients:
• City of Elliott: Elliott Hillside Cemetery fence project, $2,500.
• City of Villisca: basement door replacement, $2,000.
• Montgomery County Agricultural Society: banquet tables and storage racks, $5,000.
• Montgomery County Child Development Association, Inc.: gym partition and desktop computer, $2,800.
• Montgomery County Conservation: Nature Center updates, $10,000.
• Montgomery County Family YMCA: low impact cardiovascular equipment, $5,300.
• Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Court of Honor: salute rifles for military burials $5,000.
• Ms Tara’s Daycare: cement work, $6,000.
• Project Porchlight: backpacks for kids, $3,750.
• Red Oak Grand Theatre, Inc.: new seating and floor replacement, $20,000.
• Red Oak Music Boosters: piano project: $18,000.
• Red Oak Park and Tree Board: fountain square park stage/bandstand electricity, $3,000.
• Red Oak Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, Inc.: wildland/firefighting vehicle, $13,917.
• Save Our Depot, Inc: ceiling fans; interior wall painting, $6,000.
• Stanton Child Resource Center: outdoor playground and classroom, $20,000.
• Stanton Historical Society: basement lighting, $2,000.
• Stanton Viking Center: youth sports equipment, $4,000.
• Villisca Community Schools - Enarson Elementary: junior kindergarten classroom, $5,865.
• Wilson Performing Arts Center: caulking, tuckpointing, and mortar replacement, $5,000.
All grantees met the criteria as Montgomery 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 Montgomery County were eligible to apply.
The MCCF is an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation, which meets National Standards for Community Foundations, and is one of nine county members of the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa.
It receives funds annually from the State of Iowa County Endowment Fund Program for endowment building and grant making throughout the county. This cycle of grants was made possible through the County Endowment Fund Program and is funded by a percentage of the state’s commercial gaming tax revenue, which is distributed annually to participating community foundations associated with counties without a state-issued gaming license.
The MCCF works with individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to create permanent and expendable funds that address changing, vital community needs and interests.
To inquire about donating to the MCCF, please contact the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa staff or any board member listed below. Gifts to permanently endowed funds through the MCCF may be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.
Advisory board members of the MCCF are Chair, Kevin Britten of Red Oak; Vice Chair, Kim Robinson of Red Oak; Secretary/Treasurer, Brian LeRette of Red Oak; Marty Barnett of Red Oak; Dennis D. Bloom of Red Oak; Tammie Bodwell of Villisca; Christine Johnson of Red Oak; Jenna Ramsey of Stanton; and John Tischer of Elliott.

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