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Riverboat Foundation awards nearly $90k in grants

Jul 19, 2018
Photo by: Submitted The Washington County Riverboat Foundation awarded 46 mini grants totaling $89,781 during its regular meeting Wednesday.

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL


The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) awarded 46 grants totaling $89,781 during its mini grant award program Wednesday evening at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort.

The WCRF board of directors voted on the grant awards earlier in the meeting. President David Mitchell congratulated the award winners and said the “grant awards were for excellent projects around the area that will serve diverse and important needs. The Foundation Board is pleased to assist area nonprofit organizations to complete projects that might not happen without our financial support.”

Mini grants are designed to reach applicants who have small projects.

Receiving grants were: The Preemie Project, pregnancy and infant loss support, $2,000; Midwest Central Railroad, engine house lighting, $2,000; Washington County Fair Association, school house restoration, $2,000; City of Wellman Senior Dining, LED lighting for senior center, $2,000; Columbus Community Senior Center, lifepack CR plus defibrillator, $2,000; Ss. Peter and Paul Heritage, door replacement, $1,930; Lending Hands, outdoor activity area, $2,000; Community Foundation of Washington County, banquet supplies, $2,000; Atrium Village, apartment improvement project, $2,000; Washington Kiwanis AM’ers, Christmas angels, $2,000; Decoding Dyslexia Iowa, parent advocacy training, $2,000; Dutch Creek Township, Tyrone Cemetery restoration, $2,000; Wellman Heritage Society, school house painting, $2,000; HACAP, outdoor classroom enhancement, $2,000; Washington Concert Association, Todd Oliver and the Funniest Night, $2,000; Washington Community Theater, cabinet/benches, $1,500; Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa, leadership and character program, $2,000; Keokuk County Extension, scrolling sign, $2,000; Cub Scout Pack 242, pack improvements, $2,000; Highland Community Schools, Lego League project, $2,000; Keokuk County Exposition, concession stand expansion, $2,000; Washington County Historical Society, Red Brick School repairs, $2,000; Lake Darling Youth Center, lodge light fixtures, $2,000; Holy Trinity Church, gas range replacements, $2,000; Sunrise Child Care Center, Sunrise child care, $1,674; WCDC Inc., documentation of clients, $2,000; Keota Unlimited, Kewash trailhead flags, $2,000; Washington Area Softball Association, softball technology, $2,000; Engilsh River Outfitters, gold star family camp, $2,000; Camp REESE, supplies and scholarships, $2,000; Kids Corral, Inc., playground shed, $1,740; Johnson County Historical Society, field trip program, $1,700; West Chester Lions Club, feed the need, $2,000; Washington County Emergency Management, emergency scene signage, $1,800; Friends of Lake Darling, lodge table replacement, $2,000; Riverside VFW, airlock shelter at front door, $2,000; Kalona Historical Society, handicapped accessible sidewalk, $2,000; Vets thrive Foundation, missing:possible, $2,000; Columbus United Fund, garbage and recycling cans, $2,000; Brighton Chamber, concrete patio, $2,000; Washington Betterment Foundation, branding betterment, $1,940; Mid-Prairie Community Schools, school garden, $1,470; Johnson County Extension, garden educational center, $2,000; Keota VFW Post 4716 flags and markers, $2,000; Wellman Volunteer Fire Department, upgrade outdated equipment, $2,000; and Washington Free Public Library, Go or Graphics, $2,000.

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