WCRF Announces Fall 2013 Grant Winners

Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce the winners of our Fall 2013 Grants.  At a reception held at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort 52 winners were announced with awards totaling $1,365,787. To view a list of the winners click here.

Fall 2013 Grant Applications

Washington County Riverboat Foundation received 85 applications asking for a total of $6,805,358 in its Fall 2013 grant period.  The applications are now in the hands of the board of directors.  The winners will be announced on December 11th at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort Events Center.  To see a list of the applications click here
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WCRF Announces 3rd Quarter Municipal Grants

The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 9 third quarter city grant awards totaling $ 225,518.40 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 2013, WCRF has distributed $652,171.25 to the nine cities in Washington County and $5,763,373.09 in Municipal Grants since its inception.  These funds are programmed by each City Council.
2nd Quarter
2013 Total
Since Inception
City of Ainsworth
$9,359.01
$27,065.10
$231,388.10
City of Brighton
$10,757.23
$31,108.57
$287,727.64
City of Coppock
$225.52
$652.17
$6,000.43
City of Crawfordsville
$4,352.51
$12,586.90
$120,877.66
City of Kalona
$38,947.02
$112,629.97
$992,558.06
City of Riverside
$16,372.63
$47,347.63
$407,926.52
City of Washington
$119,863.04
346,629.05
$3,052,476.43
City of Wellman
$23,228.39
$67,173.63
$598,607.27
City of West Chester
$2,413.05
$6,978.23
$65,810.98
Total
$225,518.40
$652,171.25
$5,763,373.09



WCRF Announces $97,102 in Competitive Grant Awards

  The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce 53 grants totaling $97,102 in awards through its 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 the entire list 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 $ 224,260.52 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 2013, WCRF has distributed $426,652.85 to the nine cities in Washington County and $5,537,854 in Municipal Grants since its inception.  These funds are programmed by each City Council.
2nd Quarter
2013 Total
Since Inception
City of Ainsworth
$9,306.81
$17,706.09
$222,029.09
City of Brighton
$10,697.23
$20,351.34
$276,970.41
City of Coppock
$224.26
$426.65
$5,774.91
City of Crawfordsville
$4,328.22
$8,234.39
$116,525.15
City of Kalona
$38,729.79
$73,682.95
$953,611.04
City of Riverside
$16,281.31
$30,975.00
$391,553.89
City of Washington
$119,194.48
$226,766.01
$2,932,613.39
City of Wellman
$23,098.83
$43,945.24
$575,378.88
City of West Chester
$2,399.59
$4,565.18
$63,397.93
Total
$224,260.52
$426,652.85
$5,537,854.69



WCRF Announces Two New Directors


The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members elected at the May 15th Board meeting.

They are Brenda Herington and Stephanie Schlabaugh both of Kalona.  Tracy Ousey, Chair of the Nomination Committee, stated “It was a difficult decision for the board to make.  We had several good candidates. We are pleased to welcome Brenda and Stephanie to our board. We are confident that they will be a valuable addition to our group. Both of these individuals bring a wide array of talent and perspectives that will help us serve our communities.”  The two new members terms will end January 2016.

WCRF Now Taking Applications for 2013 Mini Grants

Washington County Riverboat Foundation 2013 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 June 20, 2013.  Click here for the guidelines and the application.

WCRF Announces Spring 2013 Grant Winners

Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce the winners of our Spring 2013 Grants.  At a reception held at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort 31 winners were announced with awards totaling $3,399,376. To view a list of the winners click here.

Applications Are Now Being Taken for Director Positions


Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is now taking applications to fill two directors positions. The directors terms will expire January 1, 2016.  

 The board will accept applications from anyone who lives or works in Washington County.  However, WCRF’s main emphasis on one director opening will be the Kalona city area while the other will be a rural Kalona 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.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 17, 2013. To view the application please click here.

WCRF Receives A Record Number of Applications

Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) received a record number of applications for the Spring 2013 grant period.  Applications were due March 14th.  There were a record 94 applications asking for $6,820,505.  The applications will now be reviewed by the entire board then turned over to the Grant Review Committee for their recommendations.  To view the applicants click here.

Spring 2013 Grant Applications are Due March 14, 2013

Grant Applications are due in our office by 5:00pm on March 14, 2013 . 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 March 1 will be reviewed for errors. Applications with errors received after March 1 may not be accepted.
  2. Only attached 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. Remember its 15 copies and 1 original for a total of 16 applications
  7. When submitting an electronic copy do it in word format.
  8. If you have any questions or problems contact us either by phone or email.

WCRF Announces Applications for Spring 2013 Are Now Available


The Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) is pleased to announce that the applications for the Spring 2013 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 March 14, 2013.
Applications that are received before March 1 will be reviewed for any errors. Applications with errors received after March 1 may not be accepted.
To view applications and guidelines click here.