ANNA — The Village of Anna Endowment Fund awarded 2016 grants totaling $12,718.00 to several organizations for improvements or programs within the village of Anna.
Receiving grants this year are the Anna Civic Association in support of homecoming entertainment, Anna Park in support of a shelter, the Anna Historical Society in support of historic house repairs, the Anna Rescue Squad in support of the purchase of pagers and radios, and the Rocket Athletic Boosters in support of the purchase of soccer nets.
Grants were awarded on the basis of the projects’ ability to present unique and unduplicated opportunities for the village, to support established organizations for special purposes, and to generate matching funds. These awards are intended to encourage more efficient use of resources and promote coordination, cooperation and sharing among organizations and the elimination of duplicated services; test or demonstrate new approaches and technologies in the solution of important problems within the village; accomplish projects which do not have other sources of support; promote volunteer participation and citizens involvement in community affairs within the village; and strengthen nonprofit agencies and institutions by reducing operating costs, increasing public financial support and/or improving internal management.
With the awarding of these grants in 2016, the fund has distributed more than $200,000 since the inception in 1995.
The Distribution Committee members were Karen Morris, Anna Civic Association; Dan Bensman, at-large; Rodney Naseman, Anna School Board; Jenny Shoffner, village of Anna; and Jessica Rickert, Anna Rescue Squad.