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Riverboat Foundation Awards Over $1 Million

Posted: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 6:30 am
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Photo by Sam McIntosh – KCII News

Over $1 million was awarded across 33 grants Wednesday evening by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

The fall grant ceremony was held at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. There were three grants awarded more than $100,000 each. The City of Wellman received $101,860 for an emergency shelter backup generator. Washington County Conservation received $120,000 for the Kewash Trail connection to the Kirkwood Washington Regional Center. And the City of Kalona received the largest grant of the night, $150,000 for finishes in the community center gym. Since the fall of 2006, the foundation has awarded $41,323,270.

2017 Fall Grants
Kalona Historical Society – cedar shingle roof repairs – $15,000
Washington County LIbrary Association – Southeast Iowa digitization project – $53,970
Highland Community Schools – robotics – $3,500
WCDC, Inc. – handicap accessible automatic doors – $14,904
City of Wellman – emergency shelter backup generator – $101,860
Riverside Area Community club – Hall Park improvement – $34,312
Sonshine Outreach – home medical equipment – $4,752
Keota Schools – safety netting for baseball and softball – $5,575
City of Brighton – cemetery headstone reset – $15,000
Richmond Amvets – building addition – $20,000
WACO schools – innovation lab/Esports arena – $25,000
Keota Unlimited – ballfield improvements – $44,000
Washington County Pheasants Forever – banquet supplies – $7,000
Mid-Prairie Schools – makers by design – $7,316
ChildServe Inc. – Grupo Manantial Programming – $2,000
Washington Kiwanis AMers – holiday for kids – $3,000
Kirkwood Foundation – robotics team – $2,375
City of Kalona – community center gym finishes – $150,000
Lone Tree Community Foundation – furnace for historical society – $2,890
Washington Chamber of Commerce – LED lighting decorations – $4,655
Keokuk County Health Center – decon team equipment – $1,859
Highland Schools – Riverside elementary temperature control – $30,000
Riverside Emergency Services – airpack replacement – $70,000
Keota Schools – technology update – $8,100
Riverside VFW – hall remodel – $6,000
Washington Schools – Lincoln safety and bus lane accessibility – $27,000
Kalona Chamber of Commerce – traveling display booth – $15,000
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity – helping hands – $20,000
Mid-Prairie Schools – high school library transformation – $95,188
Jackson Township Trustees – brush truck – $7,500
Highland Schools – aerospace engineering curriculum – $60,000
City of What Cheer – playground replacement – $24,999
Washington County Conservation – Kewash Trail Kirkwood connection – $120,000