Local nonprofits receive $8,800 in grants from Exchange Club

Eight local nonprofits received grants at the Exchange Club of Columbus’ weekly meeting at Lion Hills Center Thursday.

Representatives from each organization, which ranged from children’s after school tutoring programs to shelters for victims of domestic violence, attended the luncheon to mingle with Exchange members and receive their checks. Each representative also spoke briefly about their organization’s mission and what kind of programs the grant money would support. 

“I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all the hard work you did this year,” outgoing president Fred Kinder told the club. “The board was able to give out right at $8,800 … which is about $2,500 over the year before.”

The club raises money throughout the year while also recommending nonprofits to receive the yearly grants, club president Ann Marie Langford said. To qualify, organizations must complete an application that includes financial information proving nonprofit status, and the club’s board then selects grant recipients.  Read more.