Grant Fund Descriptions

The WCRF currently has two grant programs through which it makes grants from the donations it receives from the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort.

Organizations interested in applying for grants directly from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation will be through the Competitive Fund. Application materials for the Competitive Fund are found under the "Grant Applications" section of this web site.

The WCRF currently has two grant programs, the Competitive Fund (75%) and the Municipal Fund (25%).

Competitive Fund
Through the Competitive Fund, the WCRF Board of Directors will distribute 75% of the annual donations it receives from the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in the form of grants.  Awards will be made based on an application. The application form can be downloaded from this site as a Microsoft Word document. There is also a PDF document with the eligibility guidelines.  
The WCRF Board of Directors intends to hold two rounds of applications each year for the Competitive Fund.  A copy of the application for this grant round is available on this web site, and paper copies will be available at the WCRF office.
  The WCRF Board of Directors encourages potential applicants to submit a brief Notification of Intent to Apply, which is available as a Microsoft Word document for download from this site.  This notification is optional and will not affect the applications evaluation, but it will help the Board get some insight into the applications that will be submitted, and may help the applicant to see if they have met the guidelines and program objectives.  
All applicants should be aware that their applications, and any supporting materials, become public documents after submission. All applicants are advised that they will be required to submit several items of supporting material with their application.
  • If the applicant organization files a federal IRS 990 tax return, include the front page of your most recent copy of the 990 form

  • Non-profit organizations need a letter of designation as a tax exempt organization from the IRS,

  • a current Certificate of Existence from the Iowa Secretary of State stating that the applicant is an active Iowa non-profit – this is not applicable to governmental bodies. 

  • If the project takes place on government property or with government equipment, then the project should be listed on a resolution from the local government acknowledging it. 

  • NEW! Letters or documentation of confirmed matching funds, on the letterhead of the funding source, must accompany this application.
Please be aware that it may take several weeks to obtain these documents, so plan accordingly before submitting a grant.
The WCRF currently has two grant programs, the Competitive Fund (75%) and the Municipal Fund (25%).

Municipal Fund
The WCRF awards 25% of its receipts from the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort to the incorporated municipal cities in Washington County. These funds will be distributed based on the percentage of population in Washington County for each incorporated city from the most recent US decenial census.
Funds awarded in the WCRF Municipal Fund will be programmed by the City Council of each respective city.
These funding percentages are as follows:
2010 Pop.% of Pop.
Ainsworth5674.15%
Brighton6524.77%
Coppock130.10%
Crawfordsville2641.93%
Kalona2,36317.27%
Riverside9937.26%
Washington7,26653.15%
Wellman1,40810.30%
West Chester1461..07%
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13,672100.00%