Clayton County Foundation for the Future awards $20,000 to local nonprofits


From community wellness projects to outdoor recreation, rural communities and nonprofits will receive much needed support for community-enhancing projects thanks to the Clayton County Foundation for the Future and its family of funds. The Foundation announced $20,150 in grants to 23 area nonprofits during a celebration at Guttenberg Brewing Company last week. 

“We work with donors, nonprofits and community partners to improve quality of life for the 17,000-plus residents of Clayton County and ensure a strong future for our area,” said Foundation Coordinator Emily Sadewasser. “One important way we fulfill our mission is by supporting individuals, organizations and businesses in setting up endowment funds to benefit nonprofits or charitable causes.”

Endowed funds are invested and annual earnings pay out to support special projects and organization sustainability, forever. The grants awarded last week were made possible by payouts from the Acts 20:35 Blessed to Give Endowment, the Andrea Bockenstedt Live Your Life Endowment, the Clayton County Foundation for the Future Endowment, the Dan Barton Family Endowment, and the Leroy and Colleen Darby Family Endowed Donor-Advised Fund. 

Grants were awarded to: 

  • Backbone Lake Promotion Association for a songwriters workshop
  • Brown's Hometown Victory Foundation for the Reading 4 A Reason Program
  • City of Guttenberg for an inclusive swing 
  • City of Monona - Butterfly Gardens and Trail Committee for a bridge to the migration clusters
  • City of Volga for the Volga River recreation access road (east)
  • Clayton County Development Group for the Ready, Set, Hire program
  • Clayton County Energy District for LEDs for energy burden relief
  • Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association for Clayton County foot health clinics
  • Elkader Depot Project for interior doors and restroom sink
  • Ewalu Bible Camp and Retreat Center for A-frame bridge replacement
  • Family's Helping Hand for food pantry needs
  • Friends of the Marquette Driftless Area - Driftless Area Wetlands Centre for fall youth enrichment programs
  • Garnavillo Community Day Care for rug replacement 
  • Garnavillo Historical Society for technology and internet upgrades
  • Iowa College Access Network for career and college attainment post-COVID
  • McGregor-Marquette Center for the Arts for 2022 Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
  • Monona Chamber & Economic Development, Inc. for Monona Campground hard-surfaced RV-ADA sites
  • Motor Mill Foundation for Motor Mill: The Next Chapter
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging for Clayton County Iowa Café, congregate and home delivered meals
  • Riverview Center for Clayton County sexual assault crisis response
  • Strawberry Point Parks and Rec Board for Aquatic Center shade structure
  • Umbrella Arts for outdoor musical instruments
  • VCTC, Inc. for Advanced Youth Drone Program: STEM Exposure & Technical Training

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