Ak-Sar-Ben Friends has announced they are now accepting community grant applications.  The fund-matching grants are to be used for support by any non-profit organization which strives to improve their community.  A total of $7,500 in grant money is available, and will be awarded based upon demonstration of emerging community need, the goals and objectives addressed in the community’s need, the capacity to implement the proposed project, and the proposed results of the project.  Last year, Ak-Sar-Ben Friends was able to award community grants to 14 communities across Nebraska and Western Iowa.  Grant application forms can be obtained from the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben website at www.aksarben.org.  Qualifying organizations may submit proposals to the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation office, located at 8707 West Center Road, Suite 101, Omaha, NE, 68124.  The deadline for submission is May 15th, and in most cases, it is recommended that applications are accompanied by an area Ak-Sar-Ben ambassador.

Ak-Sar-Ben Friends is a membership-based organization established to work with and support the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation, established in 1895 with the mission “to leverage collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland.”

For more information about Ak-Sar-Ben Friends, visit their website at www.aksarben.org.