Foundation for the Future of Delaware County awards nearly $80,000 to local nonprofits

In the past year, Delaware County residents have faced new and deepening challenges. To support the community, the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County has awarded $79,130 through its 2021 grant cycle to area nonprofits addressing critical needs.

"We continue to prioritize projects that strengthen families through educational programs, providing basic necessities, or removing barriers to mental health,” said Nancy Preussner, donor connections coordinator. “As our community recovers, these projects led by nonprofits will play a role in restoring normalcy and vibrancy to our communities and the lives of Delaware County residents."

Awards include support for emergency services, students and educators, families, safety and health. 

The Foundation receives funds each year from the State of Iowa County Endowment Program, which distributes a percentage of the state’s gaming revenue to counties that do not hold a state-issued gaming license. 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 on how you can support the community through charitable giving, contact Preussner at