Allamakee County Community Foundation awards nearly $83,000 to local nonprofits

From emergency service providers to outdoors groups, local organizations will receive much needed support for community-enhancing projects thanks to the Allamakee County Community Foundation. The Foundation has announced $82,900 in grants to area nonprofits through its 2021 grant cycle, and its advisory board looks forward to rescheduling the grant award celebration when health conditions allow. Nonprofits will receive checks as scheduled to continue their work serving the community.

“We are excited to support the good work of nonprofits throughout Allamakee County,” says Erin Iverson, board chair. “This year’s grants touch communities across the county in a variety of ways.”

The Foundation receives funds each year from the State of Iowa County Endowment Program. Seventy-five percent of the money received is granted out, while 25% is maintained in a permanent endowment with the income to be distributed in future years.

Donors who give to endowments may benefit from the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit in addition to federal charitable income tax deductions. For more information about giving to support local needs, contact Betty Steege at 563-586-2046 or

Grants were awarded to: 

City of New Albin Fire Department - $20,000

New Albin Ambulance Replacement

Postville Parks, Pool & Rec Board - $7,400

Postville Parks Improvement Project 

Friends of Yellow River State Forest - $20,000

Yellow River Forest Fire Tower Restoration

Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development - $14,000

Development of Four Driftless Area Scenic Byway Experience Hubs

Allamakee County Agriculture Society Fair Board - $20,000

County Fair – New All-Species Livestock Show Barn, Phase One

Veterans Memorial Hospital - $1,500

American Heart Association Curriculum for Community EMS Education