$140,936 Granted to Audubon County Community Projects

posted 3/31/2023 in Grants/Awards by Sunni Kamp

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For Release                                                                                                                                                                                          Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa

March 31, 2023                                                                                                                                                                                     Audubon County Community Foundation

Sunni Kamp, Iowa Foundations Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Office: 800-794-3458

$140,936 Granted to Audubon County Community Projects

The Audubon County Community Foundation awarded $140,936 to Audubon County nonprofit organizations and community projects during its Spring 2023 Grant Cycle.

The following organizations are Spring 2023 Grant Recipients:




Audubon Country Players Community Theater

Equipment for Community Theater


Audubon County Historical Society

Cottage/House Museum Furnace


Audubon County Tourism

Evolution of the Heartland


Audubon Recreation Foundation

Heating Up the ARC Gym


Brayton Fire Department

Firefighter Protective Gear


Exira Community Club

Exira Event Center Kitchen Remodel


Exira Lions Club

Lions Deck Replacement


Exira Public Library

AWE Children's Literacy Stations


Friendship Home

Security System Upgrade


All grantees met the criteria as Audubon 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 Audubon County were eligible to apply.

The Audubon County Community Foundation 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 grantmaking 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 Audubon 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 inquire about donating to the Audubon 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 Audubon County Community Foundation may be eligible to receive a 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

Advisory board members of the Audubon County Community Foundation are Chair, Steven B. Hansen of Audubon; Vice Chair, Pat Kaiser of Audubon; Secretary/Treasurer, Megan Wagner of Audubon; Gina Benton of Exira; Dr. Bob Blomme, DVM of Audubon; Travis Nelson of Exira; and Donna Olson of Kimballton.

For information about donating or establishing an individual foundation/fund, please contact Sunni Kamp, Iowa Foundations Director, at 800-794-3458 or sunni@omahafoundation.org.