A Strong Tomorrow for Clayton County
A new approach to capacity-building is providing Clayton County communities with access to annual support. The Foundation of Cornerstone Communities (FCC), a fund held by the Clayton County Foundation for the Future, has completed a $450,000 endowment fundraiser, which will provide annual grants to support the health and vitality of residents of Colesburg, Edgewood, Elkader, Elkport, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Luxemburg and National. FCC has already awarded over $42,000 to local projects like Edgewood’s Viking Loop Trail.
“Our vision for the Viking Loop Trail is an accessible, high quality, visually appealing trail system that enhances access to nature and open space, provides a variety of recreational uses, and fosters opportunities for community interaction,” says Elise Bergan, Edgewood Economic Development Coordinator.
“The support from FCC means we have a partner in community development and wellness,” says Bergan. “It means we can work together to make all of Cornerstone Communities the best in Iowa!”
The Clayton County Foundation for the Future also awarded a grant to the trail project. “FCC’s mission is so aligned with our own efforts to understand needs, build partnerships and provide support in our region,” says Andy Reimer, Foundation board chair. “We are proud to host their endowment fund. FCC’s success is a victory for everyone in Clayton County.”