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WCRF Awards $89,781 in 46 Mini Grants

Posted: Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh


Photo courtesy of Washington County Riverboat Foundation

Nearly $90,000 was awarded across 46 grants by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation Wednesday.

Each summer the foundation hosts a mini grant program where area non-profits may request up to $2,000 for a small project they’d like to complete. The 46 grants included a variety of projects from school house restoration by the Washington County Fair Association to emergency scene signage for Washington County Emergency Management, and an outdoor activity area for Lending Hands Adult Day Center.

Applicant – project (all grants are $2,000 unless otherwise noted)
1 The Preemie Project – Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

2 Midwest Central Railroad – Engine House Lighting

3 Washington County Fair Assoc. – School House Restoration

4 City of Wellman/Senior Dining – LED Lighting for Senior Center

5 Columbus Community Senior Center – Lifepack CR Plus Defibrillator

6 SS. Peter & Paul Heritage – Door Replacement $1,937

7 Lending Hands – Outdoor Activity Area

8 Community Foundation of Washington County – Banquet Supplies

9 Atrium Village – Apartment Improvement Project

10 Washington Kiwanis AMers – Christmas Angels

11 Decoding Dyslexia Iowa – Parent Advocacy Training

12 Dutch Creek Township – Tyrone Cemetery Restoration

13 Wellman Heritage Society – School House Painting

14 HACAP – Outdoor Classroom Enhancement

15 Washington Concert Association – Todd Oliver & the Funniest Night

16 Washington Community Theater – Cabinet/Benches $1,500

17 Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa – Leadership & Character Program

18Keokuk County Extension – Scrolling Sign

19 Cub Scout Pack 242 – Pack Improvements

20 Highland Community Schools – Lego League Project

21 Keokuk County Exposition – Concession Stand Expansion

22 Washington County Historical Society – Red Brick School Repairs

23 Lake Darling Youth Center – Lodge Lighting Fixtures

24 Holy Trinity Church – Gas Range Replacements

25 Sunrise Child Care, Inc. – Sunrise Child Care $1,674

26 WCDC, Inc. – Documentation of Clients

27 Keota Unlimited – Kewash Trailhead Flags

28 Washington Area Softball Assoc – Softball Technology

29 English River Outfitters – Gold Star Family Camp

30 Camp Reece – Supplies and Scholarships

31 Kids Corral, Inc. – Playground Shed $1,747

32 Johnson County Historical Society -Field Trip Program $1,706

33 West Chester Lions Club – Feed the Need

34 Washington County Emergency Mgt.- Emergency Scene Signage $1,800
35 Friends of Lake Darling – Lodge Table Replacement

36 Riverside VFW Airlock Shelter at Front Door

37 Kalona Historical Society – Handicap Accessible Sidewalk

38 Vets Thrive Foundation – Mission: Possible

39 Columbus United Fund – Garbage and Recycling Cans

40 Brighton Chamber – Concrete Patio

41 Washington Betterment Foundation – Branding Betterment $1,940

42 Mid-Prairie Community Schools – School Garden $1,477

43 Johnson County Extension – Garden Educational Center

44 Keota VFW Post 4716 – Flags and Markers

45 Wellman Volunteer Fire Dept – Upgrade Outdated Equipment

46 Washington Free Public Library – Go for Graphics @ Your Library