An Affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

LincolnWay Community Foundation

Here for you. Amanda Willimack Executive Director, LincolnWay Community Foundation 563.212.2812
P.O. Box 225, DeWitt, IA 52742

Building stronger communities in Clinton County.

We connect the dots between community needs and those working to make a difference in rural Clinton County – serving Andover, Calamus, Charlotte, Delmar, DeWitt, Goose Lake, Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Low Moor, Toronto, Welton and Wheatland.

Our Stories

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Featured Testimonial

A Vision for Community

Community members joined forces to establish the Grand Mound Endowment Fund. “We founded the Grand Mound Endowment to give a boost to any unit around town that needs help,” says founding donor Don Kent. 

In 2020, LincolnWay Community Foundation endowments like this one paid out more than $273,000 to support causes in rural Clinton County. 

Strong Nonprofits

Helping You Achieve Your Mission

In addition to our annual grant making, we support area nonprofits through:

  • Trainings such as Board Boot Camp
  • Fundraising opportunities like Great Give Day, which raised nearly $9,000 for participating rural Clinton County nonprofits in 2021
  • Tools to help strengthen boards
  • Our biennial nonprofit of the year award. Nominate a 2022 Nonprofit

Learn more.


Our Grants for Nonprofits

LincolnWay Community Foundation Grants

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Grant Highlight

Supporting a Growing Library

The Foundation granted $25,000 toward the DeWitt Community Library expansion project.“Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts," says Tammy McClimon, library board member. 

Professional Advisors

Passing Down Prosperity

We work with professional advisors, individuals and families to improve quality of life and secure our region’s strong future.

$9.3 Billion

Expected to transfer from one generation to the next through Clinton County probate estates through 2049.

$463 Million

Secured forever if just 5% of the expected transfer is invested in an endowment.

$19 Million

Could be available annually for community projects and priorities, forever, figuring a 4.25% grant payout payout.

Learn about transfer of wealth in Clinton County.

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Our Family of Funds

Our funds were created by community leaders like you, with local roots and a vision for a stronger Clinton County.

Today, Tomorrow, Forever

Join us in making an impact for generations to come.

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Board of Directors

Our board works to help us achieve our mission of improving quality of life in rural Clinton County.

  • John Peavey President
  • Brenda Gannon Vice President
  • Ilene Deckert Secretary
  • Roger Hill Treasurer
  • Carol Schuster Finance
  • Susan Haack
  • Patricia Henricksen
  • Erin Meyermann
  • Patrick Rheingans
  • Paul Schnack