The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 59th year of serving the Owatonna community, is pleased to announce its next grant application deadline on May 1, 2017. The Owatonna Foundation was established in 1957 with the goal of improving the quality of life for present and future generations of Owatonna residents. Since then, the Owatonna Foundation has committed more than $11.75 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students.
Owatonna-based 501 C3 nonprofit organizations that are working on capital projects in the areas of community, arts, recreation, and education may apply.
“The mission of the Owatonna Foundation is to improve the quality of life for present and future generations by supporting Owatonna projects that focus on community, arts, education, and recreation. We are thrilled to offer grant opportunities to the community again this spring.” said Foundation Executive Coordinator, Laura Resler.
Recently, the Owatonna Foundation has awarded grants to many community projects including a basement remodel at the Hospitality House, fire proof walls and doors at St. Mary’s School, defibrillators for the Owatonna Dive Club, and a kitchen remodel and new equipment for Wee Pals Childcare Center. Other funds went to recreation projects such as the dugout remodel at the Fairgrounds Park ball diamonds and the scoreboard at Dartts Park as well as other arts & culture projects, to include the Arts Center’s new handicapped accessible entrance, roof repair for buildings at the Village of Yesteryear, and a new audio system for Little Theatre.
Complete grant guidelines and applications can be found at the Owatonna Foundation website at www.owatonnafoundation.org or by visiting the Owatonna Foundation office at 108 West Park Square in Owatonna. For more information call Laura Resler, Executive Coordinator, at 507-455-2995 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.