Mission: The mission of the council grove area community foundation, inc. Is to serve council grove and the surrounding areas by creating an endowment dedicated to enriching the quality of life for present and future generations.
Programs: Grants to the local school districts #417 and #481 for various acquisitions to further enhance the educational experience of the students. This funding allows students the opportunity to gain benefits of learning aids above what is provided for by the school districts.
grant made to the community arts council to fund the life sized metal silhouettes of early day scenes to be placed on the hills at the entrances of the four primary highways into council grove.
grant made to the council grove pride committee to help provide funding for downtown sound system; update downtown banners;continue and expand farmers market;yard of the month project expanded to city lake and host evening on the river walk event.
other grants were as follows: $912. 30 to land scape the seth hays historical home;$2,000 to casa to help provide an office in council grove;$500 to council grove swim club for expenses; $ 3,000. 00 grant to the methodist church for fellowship hall project;$1,000. 00 to help defray the cost of gathering in the grove art show and sale;$175. 00 to the chamber of commerce to develope a strategic plan;$1,000 for the community mentoring program;$1,000 to the building block community day care;$3565. 15 to the council grove life center for operating funds; and $6600 to high school seniors as scholarships to various universities.