WCRF Announces 4th Quarter Municipal Grants


Washington, IA.   The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 9 fourth quarter city grant awards totaling $193,269.19 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.  In 2011 WCRF distributed $841,885.99 to the nine cities in Washington County and $4,271,743.47 since its inception.  These funds are programmed by each City Council.

City
4th Quarter
2011 Total
Since Inception
City of Ainsworth
$8,020.67
$34,938.26
$169,485.47
City of Brighton
$9,218.94
$40,157.95
$216,576.91
City of Coppock
$193.27
$841.88
$4,508.80
City of Crawfordsville
$3,730.10
$16,248.39
$92,089.22
City of Kalona
$33,377.58
$145,393.72
$734,953.62
City of Riverside
$14,031.35
$61,120.93
$299,634.22
City of Washington
$102,722.57
$447,462.41
$2,259,675.27
City of Wellman
$19,906.73
$86,714.27
$444,969.41
City of West Chester
$2,067.98
$9,008.18
$49,850.55
Totals
$193,269.19
$841,885.99
$4,271,743.47


Washington County Riverboat Foundation Announces Fall 2011 Grants

The Board of the Washington County Riverboat Foundation met on November 16th and announced their Fall 2011 Grant Award recipients. There were 34 grants totaling $653,837. To view the list of winners click here.

WCRF Announces Fall 2011 Grant Applicants

The submission period for Fall 2011 grant applications ended Thursday October 6th. The Washington County Riverboat Foundation received 80 applications asking for $2,086,655.  To see a list of grant applicants click here.  The copies of the applications are now in the hands of the directors who have about 2 weeks to review them.  After they are done the Grant Review Committee will meet to narrow down the applications.

WCRF Announces 3rd Quarter Municipal Grants

  The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 9 third quarter city grant awards totaling $221,183.09 through its Municipal Grant program. This now puts the total of Municipal Grants over $4,000,000.

WCRF Municipal Grant program distributes 25% of its total revenues directly to the cities in Washington County based on population.  In 2011 WCRF has distributed $648,616.80 to the nine cities in Washington County and over $4,078,474 since its inception.  These funds are programmed by each City Council.

3rd Quarter
Since Inception
City of Ainsworth
$9,179.10
$161,464.80
City of Brighton
$10,550.43
$207,357.97
City of Coppock
$221.18
$4,315.53
City of Crawfordsville
$4,268.83
$88,359.12
City of Kalona
$38,198.32
$701,576.04
City of Riverside
$16,057.90
$285,602.87
City of Washington
$117,558.81
$2,156,952.70
City of Wellman
$22,781.86
$425,062.68
City of West Chester
$2,366.66
$47,782.57



Total
$221,183.09
$4,078,474.28



WCRF Receives Largest Check Since Its Inception

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation has just received its largest monthly check from the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort.  The check for July was $371,577.80 the largest amount since the Casino opened in August 2006.  President Tim Putney (shown below receiving the check from Dan Franz the GM of Riverside Casino and Golf Resort) said “I am extremely pleased that the Riverside Casino is having a great year. We will be able to fund more organizations and projects as a result of this”

Since its founding the Washington County Riverboat Foundation has awarded over $17 Million for over 400 projects to non profit organizations, schools, and local governments in Washington County and surrounding areas. Those funds have leveraged over $100 Million in project matching funds.

An Excellent Source of Funding for Organizations outside of Washington County

Here is a fact that few people are aware of. This past year; more than $10.4 million of gaming tax revenue was distributed by the Iowa Department of Revenue to 85 non-casino county community foundations and/or affiliate organizations - each receiving approximately $123,000. 75% of that money must be provided in grants and 25% kept in a permanent endowment.

This is an excellent source of funding for those organizations in counties that do not have a casino.  We recommend that groups from outside Washington County that are looking for funds also try their community foundation in their respective counties.  Click Here for a copy of the report that gives you contact information for each community foundation.

A copy of the report can also be found at the Iowa Gaming Association website

About Us

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is pleased to be a significant part of helping non-profit organizations and local government to complete important projects to make Washington County, Iowa a better place to live and work.

The WCRF Board of Directors generally meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Official meeting notices are posted at the Washington County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public.

James Logan is the Executive Assistant to the WCRF Board. Mr. Logan will be the key contact person for applicants and for grantees. He can be contacted at (319) 653-3588 or wcrf@iowatelecom.net.

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is the 501c(4) non-profit affiliate and gaming license holder for the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort.