WCRF Is Now Taking Applications for Directors

Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is now taking applications to fill three directors’ positions. The director’s terms will expire January 1, 2018.  The application is now available.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall 2014 Grants

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce that the applications for the Fall 2014 Grants are now available. The WCRF would advise all applicants to review the guidelines before filing their application as some procedures have changed. The deadline for this period's application is 5:00pm on October 8, 2014.
Applications that are received before October 1st will be reviewed for any errors. Applications with errors received after October 1st may not be accepted.
To view applications and guidelines click here.

WCRF Announces 2014 Mini Grant Winners

  The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 52 grants totaling $99,936 in awards through its 2014 Mini Grant program. The Mini Grants were designed to reach applicants who had a small project they would like to complete.


The WCRF Board of Directors made the decision on grant awards at its July 16th Board meeting.  WCRF Board President, Patty Koller, congratulated the award winners and commented that the “grant awards were for excellent projects around the area that will serve diverse and important needs.  The Foundation Board is pleased to assist area nonprofit organizations to complete projects that might not happen without our financial support.”

To view a list of the winners click here.

WCRF Announces 2nd Quarter Municipal Grants

.   The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 9 second quarter city grant awards totaling $ 227,199.09 through its Municipal Grant program.

WCRF Municipal Grant program distributes 25% of its total revenues directly to the cities in Washington County based on population.  For 2014, WCRF has distributed $416,761.23 to the nine cities in Washington County and $6,369,788.43 in Municipal Grants since its inception.  These funds are programmed by each City Council.
2nd Quarter
2014 Total
Since Inception
City of Ainsworth
$9,428.76
$17,295.59
$256,554.34
City of Brighton
$10,837.39
$19,879.50
$316,653.64
City of Coppock
$227.20
$416.76
$6,606.84
City of Crawfordsville
$4,384.94
$8,043.49
$132,581.47
City of Kalona
$39,237.29
$71,974.67
$1,097,285.99
City of Riverside
$16,494.65
$30,256.86
$451,952.27
City of Washington
$120,756.32
$221,508.60
$3,374,786.19
City of Wellman
$23,401.51
$42,926.41
$661,068.06
City of West Chester
$2,431.03
$4,459.35
$72,299.63
Total
$227,199.09
$416,761.23
$6,369,788.43


The WCRF is the nonprofit license holder for the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, which provides all of its funding.

The WCRF may be contacted at (319) 653-3588, by e-mail at wcrf@riverboatfoundation.org or on the web at www.washingtoncountyriverboatfoundation.org.


WCRF Announces Spring 2014 Grant Winners

  The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 54 grants totaling $998,443 in Spring 2014 awards through its Competitive Grant program. Applications were due April 10, 2014 for this round of grants.



The WCRF Board of Directors made the decision on grant awards at its May 21st Board meeting.  WCRF Board President, Patty Koller, congratulated the award winners and commented that the “grant awards were for excellent projects around the area that will serve diverse and important needs”.  The Foundation Board is pleased to assist area nonprofit organizations and local governments to complete projects that might not happen without our financial support.”
 To View a list of winners CLICK HERE.

Mini Grant Applications Are Now Available

Washington County Riverboat Foundation 2014 Mini Grant Applications are now available. Mini Grants  applications are limited to a maximum of $2,000.  WCRF will give out up to $100,000 in Mini Grants this grant cycle. Mini Grants are catered to small non-profit organizations who would like to do a special project. Applications are due in our office by 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Click here for the guidelines and the application.

WCRF Receives 78 Grant Applications for Spring 2014

Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) received 78 applications requesting $4,677,794 for their Spring 2014 grant period.  The applications are now in the hands of the board members who will be reviewing them.  The vote and announcement of the winners will be May 21st at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort.  To view a list of the applicants click here.