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Iowa County Community Foundation Distributes $99,910 to Local Organizations

Iowa County Community Foundation
June 14, 2021

The Iowa County Community Foundation announced $99,910 in grant funding to 11 projects of organizations serving Iowa County as part of its 2021 grant cycle.

The Community Foundation will not hold its annual award celebration this year. Grant checks will be mailed directly to the nonprofit organizations.

“The Iowa County Community Foundation is proud to support these nonprofit projects and programs that are working to make transformational impacts in Iowa County. We appreciate all our nonprofits do for our communities,” said Josh Humphrey, chair of the Iowa County Community Foundation.

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

Arts & Culture

  • Amana Heritage Society, Communal Kitchen Museum HVAC Installation, $5,306
  • Iowa County Genealogy Society, New Computer and Monitor, $1,500
  • Iowa County Historical Society, Pioneer Heritage Museum Machinery Exhibit Building, $12,700

Community Betterment

  • Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau, ECO Park Phase 1 Disc Golf Course, $15,000
  • City of Victor, Water Works Park, $10,403
  • City of Williamsburg, Aquatic Center - Drop Slide Replacement, $11,801
  • Iowa County, Countywide Law Enforcement PPE Equipment, $18,000

Education & Youth Development

  • Williamsburg Community Child Care, Kitchen/Food Safety Project, $4,000
  • Williamsburg Community School District, Iowa County Academy of Innovation and Management, $8,000


  • Iowa County, Iowa County Ambulance - Generator Project, $11,200

Human Service

  • Families Helping Families of Iowa, Program Support for Iowa County Children in Foster Care, $2,000

Decisions on grant awards are determined by a local committee, which consists of volunteers from Iowa County. Committee members include: Cassie Bott, Mikaela Gehring, Natasha Hauschilt, Emilie Hoppe, Josh Humphrey (chair), Grayson Jones, Lori McClenathan, Mallory Meier, Bonnie Romine and Aaron Sandersfeld.

Grants are awarded through Iowa County Community Foundation’s competitive grant process to projects in the program areas of: arts and culture, community betterment, education and youth development, environment and animal welfare, health, 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 2022 grant cycle opens January 1, 2022, with an application deadline of April 1, 2022. The grant guidelines and application will be posted prior to the cycle opening at

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