Donations and Scholarships for the Community

The Small City Resource Institute

Is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to the Institute are tax-deductible and we appreciate support of any kind. The Institute will accept any donor directed gift. Our IRS decision letter is available here. Please mail any donation to the following:

Small City Resource Institute
PO Box 532
Avoca, IA 51521

If you have any questions regarding programs and donations, please reach out to Clint Fichter, Executive Director at (712) 307-6461 or


In Addition to Our Services to Members

the Institute is also involved in helping ensure a new generation of public servants is educated to serve the public. Our Public Service Scholarship is available to students in member communities. Applicants must intend to pursue a degree in a field of local government public service (public administration, public works, criminal justice, fire science, social work, education, etc.). In addition. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university in Iowa or Nebraska, with a preference for applicants attending community college. Colleges or universities in other states may be approved upon request. Each scholarship will be for a minimum of $500. Additional awards and amounts will be considered for particularly strong applicants. Awardees will be notified directly, and an announcement will be sent to the local school and newspaper. The application form can be obtained here.