Kent Claiborne of Hamburg, Chair of the Fremont County Community Foundation, announced that approximately $117,000 in grant funds are available for Fremont County nonprofit organizations and that applications are due no later than February 1, 2018.  Detailed application procedures, fact sheets, and a link to the application form can be obtained online beginning December 15th at http://omahafoundation.org/swiowa.  Applications will only be accepted through the online system.  Contact any board member for additional information.  Please contact Dennis Nissen at 800-794-3458 or dennis@omahafoundation.org or Denise Cardos at denise@omahafoundation.org with grant application-specific questions.  All completed applications will be considered at the March board meeting with notification of results in early April.  
Only organizations providing charitable services in Fremont County are eligible.  They must be able to demonstrate broad community/county support and be an IRS approved 501(c)(3) Public Charity.   Requests for general operational funds will not be considered.
Board members of the Fremont County Community Foundation are Chair, Kent Claiborne of Hamburg, 382-1212; Vice Chair, Steve Lorimor of Farragut, 246-1926; Secretary/Treasurer, Erika Graham of Sidney, 374-2808; Kristin Blackburn of Tabor, 313-0325; Lindsey Carter of Randolph, 402-981-8940; Jonna Loewe of Sidney, 374-6120; and Kirk Shearer of Farragut, 215-0324.