Montgomery County Community Foundation Fall Grant Program Now Open

The Montgomery County Community Foundation, working in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted from organizations providing charitable services in Montgomery County. As part of this fall grant cycle, $34,200 is available to support Montgomery County nonprofit organizations and community projects. The deadline to apply for funds through the online application process is September 1.

Of the total funds, $1,125 is restricted to the community of Stanton, $4,150 is allocated to the Villisca area, which includes $1,650 for projects at Villisca Community Schools, and $28,925 is available to support projects throughout the county.

Beginning July 15, application details, a fact sheet, and a link to the application form can be found online by selecting Montgomery County under County Listing at Applications will only be accepted through the online system.

Only organizations providing services in Montgomery County are eligible to apply. They must be able to demonstrate broad community/county support and be an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity, a local municipality, or a fiscally sponsored project.

The Montgomery County Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in Montgomery County by supporting community needs in the areas of civic engagement, culture, health, education, and social services. The objective of the grant program is to fund projects that will have a permanent impact on, and in, Montgomery County. For Fall 2022, the Montgomery County Community Foundation will entertain requests for capital and program support. Requests for general operating support will not be considered.

These grant funds are made possible by the generosity of Montgomery County Community Foundation donors. To inquire about donating to the Montgomery County Community Foundation, please contact the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa staff or any board member listed below. Gifts to permanently endowed funds through the Montgomery County Community Foundation may be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

Board members of the Montgomery County Community Foundation are Chair, Kevin Britten of Red Oak; Vice Chair, Kim Robinson of Red Oak; Secretary/Treasurer, Brian LaRette of Red Oak; Marty Barnett of Red Oak; Dennis D. Bloom, Esq. of Red Oak; Tammie Bodwell of Villisca; Christine Johnson of Red Oak; Jenna Ramsey of Stanton; and John Tischer of Elliott.

Please contact Stacey Goodman ( or Sydney Calcagno ( at 800-794-3458 with application-related questions. All completed grant applications will be considered at the October Board meeting, with applicants being notified of funding decisions by the end of October.

The Red Oak Express

2012 Commerce Drive
P.O. Box 377
Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-623-2566 Fax: 712-623-2568

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