Rotary Club grants available
Have a program or project that improves the quality of life in Greene County?
Rotary Club of Jefferson once again has money for the taking.
A new round of grants will be awarded in March.
Deadline for applying is March 1.
For the past 16 years, Rotary has directed proceeds from its annual charity auction to worthy nonprofit organizations and projects throughout the county.
More than $300,000 has been aimed at helping schools, libraries, community organizations and other entities make improvements and services that benefit the quality of life in Greene County.
Last year, approximately $34,000 was awarded to 26 organizations and projects, including: the Churdan, Jefferson, Rippey and Scranton Public Libraries; Greene County Early Learning Center; Greene County Historical Museum; Greene County Community School District; the Helping Hands program of Habitat for Humanity; Webb House; funds for hydroponics equipment for FFA; a new K-9 officer for the sheriff’s office; starting blocks for the Jefferson Municipal Swimming Pool; building improvements for the Elks Lodge; Scranton Community Center; Sierra Community Theatre; and the Jefferson VFW, as well as funding $2,000 in scholarships for Greene County graduates.
The application process is open to nonprofit organizations whose programs or projects benefit others.
Organizations are not required to have a 501(c)(3) IRS designation.
Applications and guidelines are available at the Greene County Chamber, Iowa State University Extension, all Greene County public libraries, Home State Bank and Peoples Trust & Savings Bank.
For more information, contact Lisa Jaskey, Rotary Club Foundation, at 515-386-4223.