Community Foundation of Jackson County awards nearly $10,000 to support area nonprofits

JACKSON COUNTY, Iowa—The Community Foundation of Jackson County announced the recipients of the 2020 spring grantmaking cycle on June 23 at Prairie Creek Pavilion in Maquoketa. 

River Bend Foodbank received a grant for $4,942 for its Bellevue and Andrew schools backpack program. 

Jackson County Conservation was awarded $5,000 for its School of the Wild program, which will reach 200 fifth-graders. 

The Community Foundation awards grants in the areas of Health and Human Services; Education, Neighborhoods and Community Development; Environment; Children, Youth and Families; and Arts and Culture, including historic preservation.

Important Update: The Community Foundation has decided to consolidate its two grant cycles into one fall cycle. Beginning in the fall of 2020, all state of Iowa gaming grant dollars will be awarded in November of each year. Jackson County nonprofits should begin planning all 2021 requests for the fall 2020 grant cycle. If you have questions, please reach out to Mary Jo Gothard, executive director, at or 563-588-2700.