2020 Signs of Support Grant Program Announced

June 29,2020
For more information, contact:
Kathy Evert, Owner

Signs of Support Grant Program for Charitable Organizations Announced for 2020
Local Sign Company Celebrating 4th Anniversary and Recent Expansion
[Ankeny, IA…]  While celebrating ribbon cuttings with area Chambers of Commerce for a recent expansion of space and celebrating her 4th year in business, local sign company owner Kathy Evert of KJ Signs, LLC dba Signarama-Ankeny and YESCO Des Moines, announced the 2020 grant program to benefit local charitable organizations in Polk County.  “Last year was our first year for the grant program, and we were pleasantly surprised by the number of requests, and wished we could have awarded them all,” said Evert.  We did fund more than twice as much as we planned and looking forward to supporting local non-profits again this year.”  “This is another way we can give back to the community,” she said.
Signs of Support is intended to assist charitable organizations in replacing or creating effective, affordable signage and graphics to further their mission. “All of us at Signarama Ankeny want to help those in the community that work hard at making this a better place to live, even more so this year due to the impacts of the Corona virus,” said Evert.

Application forms are available from Signarama Ankeny and are due by September 15, 2020.  Awards will be determined by December 15, 2020.  The types of signage eligible for consideration are:
FACILITY SIGNAGE – This is signage like office door markers, vinyl lettering on walls, windows and doors, interior directional signs, parking signage, donor recognition signs, reception or conference room signs, and even decorative banners or displays. It may also include signage related to COVID-19 and returning to work.

EVENT SIGNAGE – This is signage that an organization might use for an event like a fund-raiser or activity. For example, easel signs, yard signs, banners, retractable banners, and other temporary and re-useable signage to help promote an event or provide logistics.

IDENTIFICATION SIGNAGE – This is signage that is the primary signage for your facility, identifying your site and who you are. It might be a monument sign, flat sign for your building, or other type of identification. It could also include logos, new or updated.

VEHICLE GRAPHICS - Your vehicles can be an excellent way to advertise your mission. Examples include vehicle lettering, removable magnets, and partial and full wraps.

Grants are in the form of signage and discounts, not monetary awards. The awards are available through Signarama Ankeny exclusively and may not be transferred to another Signarama location.  A 501(c)3 designation letter is required of all applicants.  The signage project must be completed no later than March 31, 2021.  Up to $4,000 will be available in signage and graphics.  For more information, call 515.216.1240 or email kathy@signarama-ankeny.com
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Signarama-Ankeny has been in existence since 2014 and is locally owned and operated.  Signarama, the world's largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to commercial customers – from business signs, vehicle graphics, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services.   For more information, visit www.signarama-ankeny.com.