One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions are used for the betterment of the Vinton community.

The Vinton Community Foundation board members are pleased to announce they are now accepting grant applications from non-profit Vinton area groups, for the 2023-grant program. The following grant applications may be applied for: the Vinton Community Foundation, the L.J. Kirkland Trust, and the City of Vinton Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Fund. Board members include Ann Williams, representing the Vinton Area Ministerial Association; Janet Woodhouse, representing Farmers Savings Bank & Trust; Kyle Koeppen, representing the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District; Robin Martin, representing Vinton Unlimited; and Tami Stark, representing the Vinton City Council. The board appointed John Mossman of Mossman Law Firm as legal counsel for the Vinton Community Foundation.

Application forms may be picked up at the Farmers Savings Bank & Trust or found on the Farmers Savings Bank & Trust website (

Recipients of last year's grants from the Foundation are reminded that before any further grant applications will be considered, documentation must be provided to the Foundation Board, on how past grants were used.

Grant applications must be turned in at the Farmers Savings Bank & Trust by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023. Applicants must provide six copies of the application.

The Vinton Community Foundation has been actively contributing to the Vinton community since 1997. Since that time, the Foundation has provided more than $542,000.00 to non-profit organizations, community projects and scholarships.

One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions are used for the betterment of the Vinton community. There are many ways to donate a tax-exempt gift including:

Cash or check payable to the Vinton Community Foundation in care of Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, PO Box 112, Vinton, IA 52349.

If you wish to extend your gift over time, you might want to consider multi-year pledges.

Among the benefits:

Extended over a period of several years, a pledge helps you to make a larger foundation gift than you might have thought possible. You may make your pledge payments with cash, check, or appreciated securities.

Deferred gifts for making a future donation might include:

Life insurance policy can be purchased, and the foundation is named the beneficiary. The annual life insurance premiums are tax-deductible.

Specific or contingent bequests in your Will

Charitable remainder trusts, which let you enjoy income from the gift during your lifetime

The gift can be made publicly or anonymously, and the contributor may designate how the gift can be spent.

Your tax-deductible contribution to the Vinton Community Foundation can be made by contacting Farmers Savings Bank & Trust.


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