Leaders from throughout Cherokee County have established the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation (CCLF) to help foster community based philanthropy. The group has recently received a state award totaling $3,600 which will be used to advance philanthropy and fund charitable projects benefiting the citizens of Cherokee County.
Applications for grants from the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation are now available. The CCLF intends to begin accepting and awarding grants during the last quarter of 2006. Any 501c3, not-for-profit, 107b unit of government, or potentially qualifying charitable organization operating in or for the benefit of Cherokee County is invited to pursue grant making objectives and obtain an application from the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation. The deadline for 2006 grant applications is Sept. 1.
Inquiries regarding grant applications for funding from the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation can be made to: Don Avis, ISU Extension Office, Cherokee County, 225-6196 or any of the members of the CCLF Board of Directors: Vernon Winterhof; Tom Bindner; Kyle Pingrey; Penny Pingrey; Karen Bentsen; Chuck Clark; Ann Drefke; Lee Foresman; and Belinda Leavitt. E-mail requests for applications will also be honored.