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Iowa County Community Foundation Distributes $121,000

Iowa County Community Foundation
July 11, 2019

The Iowa County Community Foundation (ICCF) held its 2019 grant awards ceremony at the Iowa County Fairgrounds on July 10, announcing the distribution of $121,018.94 in grants to 16 projects of organizations serving Iowa County.

"It is so rewarding to me be a part of a committee that can make such a large impact on a small county,” said Ellie Hawkins, ICCF committee chair.

Grant recipient organization, project the grant will fund, and grant amount are listed below by funding areas.

Art and Culture

  • Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau, Amana Colonies App for iOS and Andriod, $10,222
  • Parents and Leaders for Students (PALS), Choral Risers for Mary Welsh Elementary, $7,500

Community Betterment

  • City of Ladora, Wayne Shaull Memorial Field, $4,946.94
  • City of Williamsburg, Parks and Recreation - Park Equipment, $15,000
  • Safe Haven of Iowa County, Triple Sink and Mop Sink, $3,675


  • English Valleys Community School District, Agricultural Science - Greenhouse Project, $5,000
  • Iowa Valley Community School District, A Multi-Purpose Room, $7,000
  • Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Cultivating a Skilled Future Workforce: Addressing Local Skills Gaps in Iowa County  Education, $1,000
  • Kirkwood Community College Foundation, Future Talent Development: Strengthening the Talent Pipeline to High Demand Careers in Iowa County, $3,000


  • Compass Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Hospice Suite Renovation, $10,000
  • Iowa County, Iowa County EMS - EKG Monitor/Defibrillator Replacement Project, $28,075
  • Iowa County ISU Extension and Outreach, Pick A Better Snack - Nutrition Education Program for Youth, $5,000

Human Service

  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Ensuring Safety of Victims of Domestic Violence in Iowa County, $2,500
  • Iowa County, Emergency Management - Final Phase of Emergency Sheltering Project, $6,000
  • Iowa County, Iowa County Rescue - Dive Team Equipment, $10,000
  • Rural Employment Alternatives, Specialty Classes with a Community-Based Emphasis, $2,100

Grants are awarded through ICCF’s competitive grant process. Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Iowa County. Grants may be awarded to projects in the program areas of: art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization (or government entity) serving Iowa County in order to be considered for funding.

The 2020 grant cycle opens January 1 with an application deadline of April 1, 2020. Grant guidelines and applications can be found at

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