Approximately $50,000 in funding will be available from the Siouxland Community Foundationfor the Fund For Siouxland grant program for the year 2002.
Grants generally do not exceed $2,500. The deadline for submitting applications is Jan, 15, 2002.
Fund For Siouxland grant applications postmarked on or before the Jan. 15 deadline will be accepted to help address needs in the areas of arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health, and human services.
Fund For Siouxland grants are awarded only to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies within a 50-mile radius of Sioux City which are defined as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) ofthe Internal Revenue Code. Generally, the Siouxland Foundation will not consider grants for religious purposes, political activities, individuals, endowment, general operating expenses, elimination of budget deficit, annual fund drives or capital campaigns.
In 2001, two projects in Plymouth County were among the 28 grants awarded. The Le Mars Area Family YMCA was given $1,800 for the purchase of two power pacing bicycles for use in the power pacing class. The program promotes a healthier, active lifestyle for ages 14 to 70 through the aerobic exercise.
The Foundation selected the town of Brunsville to receive $2,500 to support a local park playground improvement project. Young people have been recycling cans in addition to other fundraising activities for additional playground equipment and a basketball court.
A total of $55,559 was distributed by the foundation in 2001.
Because only the income from this endowed fund is used for grants, the Fund For Siouxland provides a permanent source of charitable support to respond to present and emerging community needs, according to Debbie Hubbard, executive director of the Siouxland Community Foundation. Since making its first grants in 1991, over 180 nonprofit organizations received one or more grants from the Fund For Siouxland.