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Community Foundation of Osceola County to award grants Thursday

SIBLEY, Iowa -- The Community Foundation of Osceola County (CFOC) will celebrate its 12th year of philanthropic existence by announcing 31 grant awards, totalling $94,920.23, during a ceremony and celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ocheyeda...

SIBLEY, Iowa - The Community Foundation of Osceola County (CFOC) will celebrate its 12th year of philanthropic existence by announcing 31 grant awards, totalling $94,920.23, during a ceremony and celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ocheyedan, Iowa Town Hall. All are welcome to attend.

An estimated 6,462 Osceola County residents will benefit from the new grants, which come from the Endow Iowa Program. In all, 37 grant requests were received, with requests topping $118,253.

The Endow Iowa Program is a legislative initiative designed to foster the investment of philanthropic resources into communities across the state. Funding comes from gambling profits and is distributed to qualified foundations in counties without gambling enterprises.

CFOC is a vehicle for charitable giving capable of benefiting Osceola County. Through endowment funds, charitable-minded individuals can establish funds to build a permanent
source of charitable assets to meet emerging, as well as existing needs of the county. Through the grant awards, CFOC and its donors can facilitate projects and address immediate community and non-profit needs.

CFOC’s focus is to fund gaps where funding is lacking. The CFOC partners with communities and non-profit organizations to help them realize programs and projects that might otherwise go unfunded.

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Prior to the announcement of who is funded, plans are to share some interesting data about the grants. The areas approved for funding include projects in arts/culture/humanities, education, human services, environment/animals and public/society benefit.

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