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Endow Urbandale seeks grant applications from local organizations

Posted July 08, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Urbandale

The Board of Trustees of Endow Urbandale has announced it will select one or more Urbandale community organizations to receive monetary grants in connection with the board’s 2013 fundraising campaign later this fall. Application deadline is Sept. 15, 2013.

In 2011, Endow Urbandale board selected the Urbandale Community Action Network (UCAN) to receive the group’s first-ever monetary grant. That grant – totaling $7,918 – helped UCAN fund the nationally recognized Make a Connection (MAC) summer program for at-risk children living in the community.

Similarly, last year Endow Urbandale awarded a $5,290 grant to the Urbandale Food Pantry to assist with expenses incurred in expanding its site to include a walk-in refrigeration unit, two additional offices and a satellite clothing closet.

Donations made to Endow Urbandale during the 2013 campaign will, as always, go to the General Community Endowment Fund to be committed to the permanent endowment to support Urbandale’s future needs. But again this year, the Board will use income generated by past donations to fund one or more grants equal to 50 percent of each dollar donated to the general fund between now and Jan. 31, 2014, up to a total grant of $15,000.

Gifts made to the Urbandale General Community Endowment Fund qualify for a 25 percent Endow Iowa tax credit in addition to any federal tax benefits for which the charitable gift may qualify.

Endow Urbandale’s General Community Endowment Fund was established in 2001 to target needs in Urbandale in education, youth development, community betterment, cultural amenities, the arts and health and human services.

For more information or to obtain an application form, contact Steve Lytle at (515) 283-8159 or Wayne Van Heuvelen at (515) 252-0796 .

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