SCICF surprises HOPE Learning Center with pro-active $2,500 grant

Those present for the $2,500 pro-active grant presentation from the SCICF Lucas County Board to HOPE Learning Center are from left: HOPE Learning Center Assistant Director Mackenzie Krutsinger, SCICF Grants Manager and Administrative Assistant Stacy Stephens, HOPE Board member Mackenzie Welch, HOPE Learning Center Director Abbee Nielsen, and Lucas County SCICF Board members Ray Thurlby and Jim Wright.

The SCICF Lucas County Board recently surprised HOPE Learning center with a pro-active grant for $2,500 for the center’s endowment. HOPE Learning Center is Chariton’s primary day care facility and is located in the Vredenburg Center at 1711 Osceola Ave. in Chariton.

HOPE stands for Helpful, Open, Positive and Educational.

Each year, South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) reviews grant applications that are submitted by Feb. 1. The granting dollars that are awarded come from a state required distribution of gaming revenues and from money available within Lucas County Endowment Fund, which has been built with donations from community members, grants, and gaming.

This endowment was put in place to ensure a funding source to benefit charitable causes in Lucas County today, tomorrow, and forever. South Central Iowa Community Foundation is very proud to manage, invest, and protect these funds for your communities’ current and future needs.

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