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CCLF accepting grant applications for 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation recently announced that the 2010 Cherokee County Legacy Foundation Grant Application is now available.

This grant form was developed to make the grant seeking process simpler and more efficient for nonprofits. It is available at the ISU Extension Office in Cherokee or you can mail requests to Sue Schwaller, ISU Extension Office, 209 Centennial Dr. Suite. A, Cherokee, IA, 51012.

Application deadline is February 1, 2010.

The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation was formed in 2005 to coordinate and provide philanthropic support for community betterment projects in Cherokee county. The foundation is made up of community minded individuals who have the ability to assess community needs, implement asset development, evaluate area grant applications, encourage partnerships and initiate activities to enhance Cherokee county.

Each year the foundation makes grant awards to worthwhile projects located in the county that are identified through a community grants application process. Our foundation's areas of emphasis include:

* Arts & Culture

* Community Betterment

* Education

* Health & Human Services

* Recreation & Environment

* Youth Development

The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation makes grants to I.R.S. 501(c)(3) 'tax exempt' organizations, 170(b) 'unit of government' organizations, or organizations with approved fiscal agents to assist in fulfilling the Foundation's mission to foster private giving, strengthen service providers and improve the conditions of the community, county, or area of interest. Our foundation promotes endowment building, community grant making, organizational collaboration, and public leadership for the benefit of the Cherokee county area.

The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation is an affiliate of the Iowa Community Affiliate Network, a collaboration of the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation (GDMCF) and the Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation, who have recognized the need for new avenues to encourage philanthropy throughout Iowa.

The Iowa Community Affiliate Network currently serves 31 counties throughout Iowa, including an "umbrella" or "family" of related funds benefiting specific communities and projects. Each Affiliate advises on a geographically focused collection of funds. They are components of the GDMCF, sharing in its tax-exempt status and developed to increase the philanthropic base for Cherokee county.

Grant amounts are dependent upon the allocation of funds available to the Legacy Foundation each fiscal year and evaluated and prioritized based on the potential benefit, the number of Cherokee county residents impacted, and the merit of the project for meeting community needs.

Please submit an original application and 10 copies by mail to:

Cherokee County Legacy Foundation

Sue Schwaller

ISU Extension Office

209 Centennial Dr. Suite. A

Cherokee, IA 51012

If you have any questions call 225-6196.

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