HAROLD R. DUNLAP FUND
of the GRAND ISLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
to BENEFIT THE CAIRO AREA
Harold Dunlap was born June 30, 1902 in Illinois and moved to Cairo with his parents in 1907. He attended
school in Cairo. He married Annie Fielding in 1933 and the couple lived in Cairo, where he worked at the
Farmer’s Mercantile until the store was sold. Mr. Dunlap bought the IHC Implement Co. in 1939 and ran it for
20 years. He was also a firefighter for many years and was an avid fisherman. His wife, Annie passed away on
October 26, 1980. They had one daughter, VeRue Herriott, who preceded him in death, just days before he
Mr. Dunlap’s estate was designated entirely to benefit charitable organizations. This grant program is designed
to help preserve and enhance the quality of life in the Cairo area by addressing unmet charitable, civic or
educational needs. Grant amounts vary and are generally 250 – $5,000 based on the project and availability of
funds. Multi-year requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Preference will be given to programs that meet one or more of the following criteria:
• Reach a broad segment of the community
• Assist those whose needs are not adequately met by existing services
• Promote cooperation among organizations and are developed in consultation with other organizations
and planning groups
• Improve the community’s effectiveness
• Encourage sustainability of the grantee through matching gifts and funding from other sources
• Promote accessibility of programs and events to include “underserved and underrepresented”
This fund is managed by the Grand Island Community Foundation.
For more information on this fund including background and application requirements please download the following documents in pdf form.