Delaware County nonprofits awarded $112,000


From supporting local families to funding community development, rural communities and nonprofits work hard to build a strong Delaware County. That’s why the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County is proud to announce that area nonprofits have been awarded $112,000 in grants to support their efforts. 

“It’s always exciting to hear directly from organizations serving our neighbors and learn about their projects,” says Foundation Executive Director Amanda Diers. “This year’s grants touch many communities in Delaware County and will provide funding to assist in different ways.” 

Grants were awarded to: 

  • City of Hopkinton Public Library for Tremendous Tuesdays - $2,000
  • Greeley Keep Iowa Beautiful for a light pole project - $4,000
  • Seedorff Masonry, Inc. for its skilled craft integration program - $3,500
  • City of Dundee for Light Up the Night - $4,000
  • Iowa College Access Network for efforts to raise attainment levels in education and the workforce - $1,000
  • City of Colesburg for pool updates - $4,000
  • Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Delaware County for Leading Communities - $1,000
  • Riverview Center, Inc. for its Delaware County sexual assault crisis response toolkit - $2,500
  • Delaware County Pay It Forward for the Hope Gap Program - $2,000
  • Delaware County Pay It Forward for the Christmas Hope Program - $2,000
  • Earlville Community Club for Project Community Heart Health - $2,000
  • Community Dreams Incorporated for a patio cover - $4,000
  • City of Earlville Fire and Ambulance Dept. for EMS training aids and thermal imaging cameras - $3,500
  • Regional Medical Center for RMC Laboratory Camp - $1,750
  • Dyersville Industries, Inc. for flexible seating for the Kid Project - $1,000
  • Delaware County Sheriff's Office for a patrol shield program - $2,500
  • Resource Conservation & Development for Northeast Iowa for encouraging family fun on the Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway - $1,022.32
  • Delaware County Fair Society for community center restoration - $4,000
  • Regional Medical Center for Future Nurses: The Next Generation of Superheroes - $1,000
  • Edgewood-Colesburg School District for high school industrial arts equipment - $3,500
  • Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging for the Delaware County Congregate Iowa Cafe and home delivered meals program - $2,500
  • Manchester Kids League, Inc. for a handicap parking project - $4,000
  • NAMI Dubuque for Delaware County program expansion - $4,000
  • City of Hopkinton - Fire Department for 20V compact tripod light kit - $780
  • Ryan Little League Association for its ball park pavilion revitalization project - $4,000
  • City of Manchester for a disc golf course - $4,000
  • Ryan Fire and EMS Association Inc. for Tanker 292 tank repair - $2,500
  • Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Delaware County for Passport to Adventure - $1,000
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa for behavioral health intervention and therapy services in Delaware County - $2,000
  • City of Delaware for Delaware park enhancements - $4,000
  • Delaware County Tourism for enhancing tourism in Delaware County - $2,500
  • Manchester Public Library for its outdoor library book drop - $3,500
  • Maquoketa Valley Community School District for MyPlate taste testing - $250
  • Maquoketa Valley Community School District for Delhi Campus AED and trainer - $2,000
  • Earlville Athletics Association for dugout remodel - $4,000
  • Hopkinton Ambulance Service Organization for portable blanket warmer - $631
  • Colesburg Community Club for park bathroom renovations - $4,000
  • Delaware County Emergency Medical Services Association for AED trainer – $1,384
  • West Delaware Community School District for supplies to keep students employable - $3,000
  • Operation Santa Claus - $4,000
  • Community Childcare of Manchester for playground improvements - $4,000
  • Maquoketa Valley Alliance for Delhi pickleball courts - $1,250
  • City of Manchester for TASER updates - $2,500

The Foundation’s grants are made possible because of funds received 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 Diers at 563-880-3816 or

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