March 29, 2017
The Greater Greenfield Community Foundation board met for its annual meeting on Feb. 28. Election of officers was held of Roleen Chiles, president; Tom Anderson, vice president; Jennifer Garside, secretary-treasurer. Other directors are Nancy Gross, Casey Berlau, Stacie Hull and Susan Olesen. Long-time board member Larry Means has retired from the board and was replaced by Stacie Hull.
After the business meeting, grant applications were reviewed. This year the Mabel Ferber scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 for a renewable scholarship and three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating 2017 Nodaway Valley seniors. A common scholarship application can be filled out on the school website. In the last nine years, this scholarship program has awarded over $73,000 to Nodaway Valley graduating seniors and in renewable scholarships.
T.N. Howe grant applications were then reviewed. This year’s recipients will be $900 to Sunshine Day Care to help with summer field trips expenses and emergency first aid kits, $939 to NV Champions 4-H Club for a display on 4-H at the Historical Museum, $840 to the Nodaway Valley Junior Optimists that will go towards books and improvements in the youth room at the Greenfield Public Library, and $2,200 to the Warren Cultural Center for additions to the electrical system.
A $1,000 scholarship to an NV 2017 graduating senior will also be awarded. This can be applied for using the common scholarship application on the school’s web site. In the last 10 years the Howe grant program has awarded over $70,000 for community improvement projects in Greenfield and to Nodaway Valley senior scholarships. The youth programming applications were then reviewed. This was the fourth year for this donation by an anonymous donor who grew up in the Greenfield area and wants to focus on youth activities through Youth Development Projects which promote healthy lifestyles, encourage teamwork, and promote weight control and an active lifestyle in local youth.
This year’s recipients were $1,100 to the Warren Cultural Center for Co-Motion Dance Camp, $3,800 to the Adair County Health & Fitness Center for their early childhood gym program and $1,100 to the Wallace Centers of Iowa for youth cooking classes.
Grant applications will once again be taken for the T.N. Howe and Youth Programming grants from the Greater Greenfield Community Foundation. Applications are due by Dec. 31, 2017. Please contact Jennifer Garside for more information on applying.
Courtesy of the Adair County Free Press, 3/29/17.