The Grundy County Community Foundation held a grant reception on Tuesday, June 21st for 40 grant recipients in Grundy County. Grantees were present to speak about their projects and accept their grant money.
The Community Foundation had over 50 applications and over $215,000 worth of requests for 2011. The Foundation dispersed almost $126,000 to 40 projects which included daycare projects, community signage, technology improvements, parks, libraries, school projects, and more. Since it's creation in 2004, the Foundation has granted out almost $450,000 to charitable projects in Grundy County. Grants are made possible through unrestricted Funds established with the Community Foundation, annual income from the state's County Endowment Fund program, and this year, additional funding through a Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund.
The Grundy County Community Foundation is considering changing their timeline for awarding grants in 2012 to incorporate an earlier application deadline. The details of the 2012 funding cycle will be announced later this year.
For more information on the Grundy County Community Foundation, how to receive funding in the future, or how to support Grundy County by creating a Fund with the Community Foundation, call 319-825-3606 or go to www.grundyccf.org.