The Fillmore County Foundation board met on September 2, in Ohiowa. Fifteen members of the Board were present. The Ohiowa Rescue Unit members served the meal.
Committee meetings began at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the Board of Directors meeting. The Publicity Committee, Fine Arts Committee, Grants Committee and Scholarship Committee all gave reports of activities since the last meeting.
The Fillmore County Foundation acts as a pass through for specific causes or fundraisers, therefore making donations from individuals tax deductible. The Foundation has served in this capacity numerous times. When the Foundation accepts earmarked funds or acts as a pass through, a minimum project size is required.
Currently, the Fillmore County Foundation board consists of 29 Fillmore County residents selected from throughout the county. New board members elected at the fall meeting were Jim Oberland of Grafton and Chad Bumgarner of Strang. Scott Oliva is the current president of the Fillmore County Foundation.
Six grants were approved at the September meeting.
Those organizations receiving grants were the Christmas Store, Youth Citizenship Conference in Washington D.C. trip, Fillmore County Development Corporation, Fillmore County Good Beginnings, Fillmore County Grief Share and Fillmore County WIFE.