The One to Count On...

Riverboat Foundation Awards 52 Grants

Posted: Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 6:27 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation held their fall grant reception last night and awarded 52 grants to area organizations. The largest grant of the night was for Friends of Lake Darling for $298,500 four-season cabins. In total the foundation presented $1,365,787 in grants last night. President of the foundation’s board Patty Koller said that since the casino opened in 2006, 737 grants have been awarded for $26.8 million.

A complete list of grants awarded Wednesday night is below.

1. City of Crawfordsville, park improvements $6,662
2. Habitat for Humanity, Lee Bucholz build $25,000
3. Kalona Historical Society, roof on gallery $16,255
4. Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, honor flight $52,500
5. Paws & More, flooring renovation $10,146
6. Rubio Community Club, septic system $15,000
7. YMCA of Washington County, soccer fields $44,683
8. St. James Elementary, computer centers $25,650
9. Wilson Memorial Library, improving services $1,675
10. Humanities Iowa, Brinton Collection $51,000
11. City of Brighton, fire turnout gear $24,794
12. Families Helping Families, shoe voucher program $5,000
13. WCDC, uniformed technology $14,000
14. Highland Community Schools, MacBook Lab $20,000
15. Richmond AmVets, sewer upgrades $10,800
16. Wilson Memorial Library, museum glass $650
17. City of Riverside, concession stand and rest rooms $21,000
18. City of Wellman, North Park improvements $7,000
19. City of West Chester, restoration of tombstones $14,200
20. Brighton Lions Club, city park stage $36,475
21. Columbus Junction American Legion, windows $4,000
22. Community Chest of Washington, community awareness $2,000
23. Kirkwood Community Foundation, Washington Center $100,000
24. Riverside Ball Association, softball field upgrades $8,500
25. Washington Co. Mini Bus, bus replacement $26,000
26. Highland Community Schools, storage project $7,000
27. Washington Community Schools, HS computer lab $16,675
28. East Central Housing Trust Fund, local match $4,000
29. Riverside VFW, flood control barrier $105,000
30. Main Street Washington, Main Street incentive $50,000
31. Riverside History Center, displays and computer $2,150
32. Washington Co. Pheasants Forever, banquet supplies $2,000
33. Highland Community Schools, track hurdles $4,007
34. Washington Community Schools, Chromebooks $9,555
35. Washington County Extension, Pick A Better Snack $2,300
36. City of Keota, opening lots $15,200
37. Crisis Center of Johnson County, suicide prevention program $8,000
38. Washington Chamber, 175th Anniversary $35,000
39. HACAP, Head Start playground $40,000
40. Iowa Radio Screening, IRIS in Washington County $1,200
41. Kalona Historical Society, quilt storage and preservation $23,107
42. St. Joseph Church, handicap accessibility $80,877
43. Sunrise Child Care, vehicle $12,500
44. Washington County Extension, copy machine $6,120
45. City of Kalona, cemetery entrance signage $25,000
46. City of Keota, park protection $906
47. WEDG, historic register $7,900
48. Keota Community Schools, families learning together $3,000
49. Washington High School PTO, Garden With a Mission $10,000
50. Old Threshers Association, trolley preservation $32,800
51. City of Kalona, English River Watershed $20,000
52. Friends of Lake Darling, four-season cabins $298,500