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Ackley Community Foundation Distributes $5,835 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Ackley Community Foundation
October 25, 2021

The Ackley Community Foundation held its 2021 grant awards celebration at the Ackley Recreation Club on October 24, announcing the distribution of $5,835 in grants to two projects of organizations serving Ackley.

“This year marked the first annual grant cycle for the Ackley Community Foundation,” said Doug Lindaman, chair of the Ackley Community Foundation governing committee. “The Foundation is proud to serve Ackley and support worthwhile projects of nonprofit organizations working to make our community stronger for everyone.”

Grant recipient organization, project the grant will fund, and grant amount are listed below by funding area.

Arts & Culture

  • Ackley Heritage Center, Past Perfect Museum Software Implementation, $2,835

Community Betterment

  • City of Ackley, Ackley Pool Betterment Group, $3,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from the Ackley area. Committee members include: Paula Abbas, Sheryl Arends, Jason Gabel, Owen Heetland, Barry Hofmeister, Becky Jansonius, Darren Janssen, Doug Lindaman, Matt McNeal, Taresa Trueblood and Lowell Young.

Grants are awarded through Ackley Community Foundation’s competitive grant process to projects in the program areas of arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health and human service. Grants are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities serving Ackley to be considered for funding. Tax-exempt organizations classified as other than 501(c)(3) are also eligible, if and only if, the project is deemed charitable. The 2022 grant cycle opens May 15 with an application deadline of July 15. The grant guidelines and application can be found at

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