Fillmore County Foundation Awards Grant Money

The Fillmore County Foundation held its fall meeting in Strang on September 6 with 16 members present.

Officers are Scott Oliva, president; Rene Barney, vice-president; Peggy Roit, secretary and Evelyn Volkmer treasurer.

The Fillmore County Foundation grant committee received 16 applications. The amount requested was $9,076. A total of $3,150 was awarded to the following projects:

Fairview Manor, adaptive computer labs, $250.

Fillmore County Cinema Association, purchase digital projector, $1,000.

Fillmore County Development Corp, speaker expense, Brown Bag Workshop, $100.

Fillmore County Good Beginnings, purchase car seats and training of installation, $500.

Fillmore County Central Elementary, Backpack program, $250.

Geneva Bloodmobile, supplies for five mobile blood collections, $ 75.

Geneva Rotary, purchase coats for Good Fellows Coat Drive, $500.

Humpty Dumpty Pre-School, publicity, $ 50.

Milligan Bloodmobile, supplies for mobile blood collections, $75.

Ohiowa Rescue Unit, laptop computer for rescue unit, $100.

South Central Visually Impaired, peer support-transportation to monthly meetings, $250.

The Fillmore County Foundation, founded in June of 1983, has been dedicated to the future and honoring the pioneer spirit by encouraging social, cultural and educational progress in Fillmore County.

Awards are granted in March and September of each year. Individuals interested in applying for assistance for projects or with questions about the grant program may contact Evelyn Volkmer at 759-3114 or Scott Oliva at 629-4446.

Applications are available approximately one month prior to each meeting. The next application period will be during the month of February 2012 for consideration at the March meeting.

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