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Washington County Riverboat Foundation Awards $5 Million

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 6:28 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh


Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant recipients. Photo by Sam McIntosh.

Over $5 million was awarded across 58 grants Thursday evening by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation.

The spring grant ceremony was held at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort Event Center. Four competitive grants were awarded for at least $100,000 each. Washington Community Theater received $100,000 for theater rigging replacement. The City of Washington received $100,000 for their new fire station. HACAP received $124,900 for the old main housing program. And YMCA of Washington County received the largest grant of the night, $3,500,000 for the YMCA Building project. Since the fall of 2006, the foundation has awarded $42,424,242.

Spring 2018 Recipients:
1. City of Ainsworth – Municipal Grant – $34,000
2. City of Brighton – Municipal Grant – $39,000
3. City of Coppock – Municipal Grant – $800
4. City of Crawfordsville – Municipal Grant – $16,000
5. City of Kalona – Municipal Grant – $142,000
6. City of Riverside – Municipal Grant – $60,000
7. City of Washington – Municipal Grant – $438,000
8. City of Wellman – Municipal Grant – $85,000
9. City of West Chester – Municipal Grant – $8,800
10. Highland Community Schools – Elementary Maker Space – $11,455
11. Winfield Historical Society – Replace Museum Carpet – $4,415
12. Lake Darling Youth Center – Replacement of Cabin Roofs – $3,072
13. Morning Sun Schools – Updating Math Curriculum – $3,500
14. Cub Scout Pack 234 – Camping Hiking Supplies – $4,000
15. Washington County Extension – Barn Quilt Updates – $2,500
16. Washington Community Theater – Theater Rigging Replacement – $100,000
17. WCDC, Inc. – Floor Scrubber – $3,700
18. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – Electrical Compliance Upgrade – $3,800
19. Riverside VFW – Windows, Doors, and Lighting – $7,000
20. St. James Elementary – Restroom Renovation – $10,314
21. Kalona Historical Society – Kalona Past, Prairie to Prosperity – $50,000
22. City of West Chester – Storm Water Drainage – $9,124
23. Lone Tree Community Schools – Baseball Dugouts- $4,000
24. Brighton Lions Club – Pavilion Upgrade – $20,522
25. Ainsworth Community Together – Roof and Skylight Repair – $20,476
26. City of Washington – New Fire Station – $100,000
27. Keota Community Schools – Cafeteria Renovation – $25,000
28. G.I.V.E. Foundation – Charity Golf Tournament – $10,000
29. Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. – Summer Camp 2018 – $1,803
30. Highland Township – Cemetery Restorations – $5,000
31. Shiloh Church – Playground – $20,840
32. Washington Community Schools – Technology Enhancement – $13,000
33. Paws & More – Foundation Repair – $6,500
34. Friends of Lake Darling – U of I Wildlife Camps – $3,500
35. Boy Scout Troop 242 – Education, Training, Tents – $3,500
36. Richmond AmVets – Building Renovation – $15,000
37. City of Ainsworth – City Center Energy Update – $13,899
38. Riverside Area Community Club – Bleacher Repairs/Demo Pit Lights – $28,000
39. Washington County Coalition – Domestic Violence Victims – $6,500
40. Washington Community Schools – Case Field Scoreboard – $50,000
41. City of Wellman – South Park Renovations – $9,106
42. Washington Area Performing Arts – Program Celebrating Veterans – $1,656.
43. United Way of Washington and Johnson Counties – Early Literacy Kit Project – $7,302
44. Mid-Prairie Community Schools – Band Uniforms – $17,500
45. Keota Community Schools – Gym Update – $18,840
46. HACAP – Old Main Housing Program – $124,900
47. WACO Community Schools – Safety and Security Cameras – $26,715
48. Filmscene – Saving Brinton – $9,300
49. City of Kalona/English River Watershed Management Authority – Watershed Technology Upgrade – $14,500
50. Washington Area Softball Association – Press Bod/Concession Renovation – $12,145
51. Wellman Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Gear Washer/dryer – $11,800
52. Linn County Fair Association – Handicap Parking and Sidewalks – $20,000
53. Main Street Washington – Washington Incentive Fund – $75,000
54. Sigourney Fire-Rescue – Wildland Fire Suppression – $21,837
55. Highland Community Schools – Ag Education Greenhouse – $47,043
56. Washington County Extension – Equipment for Education – $2,700
57. Mid-Prairie Community Schools – Middle School Chromebooks – $23,843
58. YMCA of Washington County – YMCA Building Project – $3,500,000