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Iowa County Community Foundation Distributes $118,794 to Local Organizations

Iowa County Community Foundation
June 16, 2020

The Iowa County Community Foundation announced $118,794 in grant funding to 8 projects of organizations serving Iowa County as part of its 2020 grant cycle.

The Community Foundation made the decision to not hold its annual award celebration due to COVID-19. Grant checks will be mailed directly to the nonprofit organizations.

Grant recipient organization, project the grant will fund, and grant amount are listed below by funding areas.

Community Betterment

  • American Legion 54 Harold E Smith, Disaster Relief Readiness, $23,250
  • City of Williamsburg, Equipment Request for Wood Chipper, $35,975
  • North English Benefited Fire District, NEFD Training/Meeting Room Addition, $14,079
  • Safe Haven of Iowa County, Dog Isolation Room, $4,255


  • English Valleys Community School District, Elementary PTO - Playground Upgrade, $10,000

Human Service

  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Safety for Victims/Survivors During COVID-19, $5,000
  • Iowa County, Sheriff's Office - Emergency Message Board and Radar Unit, $19,735
  • Rural Employment Alternatives, Purchase a SUV to Replace Car, $6,500

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Iowa County. Committee members include: Cassie Bott, Jake Foubert, Josh Humphrey (chair), Grayson Jones, Lori McClenathan, Mallory Meier and Aaron Sandersfeld.

Grants are awarded through Iowa County Community Foundation’s competitive grant process to projects in the program areas of: art and culture, community betterment, education, environment, health, historic preservation and human service. Grant applicants must be a 501(c)(3) designated organization or government entity serving Iowa County in order to be considered for funding. The 2021 grant cycle opens January 1, 2021 with an application deadline of April 8, 2021. The grant guidelines and application will be posted prior to the cycle opening at

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