Applications Are Now Being Taken for Director Positions

Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is now taking applications to fill three directors’ positions. The director’s terms will expire January 1, 2019.   

 The board will accept applications from anyone who lives or works in Washington County.  However, WCRF’s main emphasis on director openings will be a Wellman area resident, a Riverside area resident, and a Brighton area resident.   WCRF would also note that directors do not represent the areas where they live or work but represent the entire Washington County area.

Eligible persons should also be aware that they will be required to undergo an extensive background check by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation and be required to attend meetings at different locations around the county. Both meeting time and travel is uncompensated as this a volunteer position.


The deadline for submitting applications is September 8, 2015. To view the application click here.

WCRF Annouces 2015 Mini Grant Awards

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 48 grants totaling $95,646 in awards through its 2015 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, Mike Driscoll, 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.

Mini Grant Applications Due June 17, 2015

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 17, 2015.  Click here for the guidelines and the application.

Mini Grant Applications Are Now Available

Washington County Riverboat Foundation 2015 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 17, 2015.  Click here for the guidelines and the application.

WCRF Announces Spring 2015 Grant Winners

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 32 grants totaling $747,511 in Spring 2015 awards through its Competitive Grant program. Applications were due April 8, 2015 for this round of grants.

The WCRF Board of Directors made the decision on grant awards at its May 6th Board meeting.  To view a list of the winners click here



WCRF Receives Record Number of Applications

A record total of 98 applications requesting funding for the Spring 2015 grant period were received.  The winners will be announced May 6, 2015.  To view a list of the applications click here.

Grant Applications for Spring 2015 Due April 8th

Grant Applications are due in our office by 5:00pm on April 8, 2015 . Some things that it will be helpful to remember in the process are:
  1. Submit your application as early as possible. By doing this we have a chance to look over your application for any errors or missing documentation. Any Applications that are received before April 1 will be reviewed for errors. Applications with errors received after April 1 may not be accepted.
  2. Only attach tax documents, Certificate of Standing, and IRS Non-profit determination letter to the original not the copies
  3. If you are submitting a resolution from a governing body (schools, government) only attach it to the original.
  4. Staple all applications. No paper clips, etc.
  5. Remember the application should be in its original form. (No colored paper, plastic covers, folders, or cover sheets. Do not reformat this application form.
  6. Submit 1 original and 15 copies for a total of 16 applications
  7. When submitting an electronic copy do it in Microsoft Word format.
  8. If you have any questions or problems contact us either by phone or email.