BACKGROUND: The Monona County Community Partners Foundation (MCCPF) is a charitable foundation created by and for the people of Monona County to receive gifts from individuals, families, corporations, private foundations, and governmental agencies. These gifts are carefully invested and the income from endowments is used to make grants to public charities that best meet the needs in the county.
MISSION: The mission of the Monona County Community Partners Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations in the communities it serves by linking philanthropic leadership and charitable resources with needs and opportunities in the county.
The purpose of the MCCPF is to connect donors who care with causes that matter and to enhance the quality of life in Monona County.
An Advisory Board representing each community and the varied interests of Monona County is responsible for governing the Foundation.
Ryan Pithan (Ute, IA), Secretary/Treasurer
Jenna Comes (Mapleton, IA)
Geri Johnson (Onawa, IA)
Dale Johnson (Castana, IA)
Chip Collison (Blencoe, IA), Chair
Fran Haack (Whiting, IA)
Dave Poole (Turin, IA)
Joyce Hanneman (Soldier, IA)
Sharon Holverson (Moorhead, IA), Vice Chair
Shawn Hamann (Rodney, IA)
The Monona County Community Partners Foundation provides a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving. A local community foundation creates an opportunity for donors to ‘target their charitable giving at home’ and make a lasting difference in their community and county. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference. You can have a lasting impact on the quality of life in Monona County, right here, right now, and for years to come. The Community Foundation serves as a vehicle to carry out the charitable objectives of donors and offers distinct advantages. You may contribute to the unrestricted Community Fund or establish a separate component fund bearing your name or a name of your choosing. All grants will be made in the name of the fund you establish.
We invite you to partner with the Foundation to create a lasting legacy. Contributions may be sent to: MCCPF Administrative Office, 505 Fifth Street, Suite 412, Sioux City, IA 51101.
There is so much more we’d like for you to know. For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact either Chip Collison, Advisory Board Chair, at (712) 420-9968 or the MCCPF Administrative Office at (712) 293-3303.
MONONA COUNTY COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOUNDATION GRANT GUIDELINES
Application Deadline: March 1
Final Determinations: First week of April
The Monona County Community Partners Foundation (MCCPF) Advisory Board is charged with carefully reviewing grant proposals and recommending grants to be awarded. The MCCPF Advisory Board will make grant recommendations based on county and community needs, and the proposing organization’s capacity to effectively enhance the quality of life in Monona County.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the MCCPF grant program is to respond to present and emerging needs within Monona County by making grants in the following areas:
ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be made for charitable purposes to nonprofit organizations, units of local government and public education institutions that:
EVALUATION CRITERIA: Priority consideration will be given to projects and programs that:
Lower priority consideration will be given to:
Generally, requests for the following will not be given consideration:
Generally, grant requests ranging in size from $250 to $10,000 will be considered.