Refresh Manning Trust Fund Will Be Doling It Out And Taking It In

Photo: Representatives of previous Refresh Manning Trust Fund recipients are presented checks by Mayor, Harvey Dales, and Main Street Manning Board President, Ron Reischl. Judy Jacobsen for IKM-Manning High School, Cory Arp for the Manning Rec Center, Linda Muhlbauer for the Manning Public Library, and Karen Kienast, community member.

The Refresh Manning Trust Fund is now accepting applications for their third year of grant distribution to 501(3)C non-profit organizations that operate within the Manning City limits. Main Street Manning Board President, Ron Reischl, said they will be distributing a total of $1,600 in grants, but the application deadline is Saturday, Dec. 10. The timeline for selection of recipients and presentation is pretty tight, according to Reischl.

The application process does require the organization to identify a specific use for the money, and Reischl said there are no predetermined rules for distribution of the grant money.

Administrators of the trust fund say they would like to see the awards grow over time, hoping to be able to match the grant funds available through the Warren H. Timmerman Trust, which distributes over $70,000 each year. The application deadline is not the only significant date coming up for the trust fund. Reischl said donors will have until Dec. 31 to have their gift eligible for Iowa tax credits and to be used as a federal tax deduction.

He added they are happy to take cash donations, but there are many other ways individuals can choose to give.

Past recipients of the Refresh Manning Trust Fund Grants include the Manning Childcare Center, Manning Rec Center, Trestle Park, the Manning Library and the IKM-Manning School District. More information about how to apply or how to donate can be found below.


Phone: Main Street Manning Office 712-655-6246

Refresh Manning Trust Fund Administrator:
Community Foundation of Carroll County (CFCC

Donations can be sent to:
Community Foundation of Carroll County
c/o Iowa Savings Bank
P.O. Box 967
Carroll, IA 51401

Make checks payable to CFCC and put “Refresh Manning Trust” on the for/memo line.