LincolnWay Community Foundation awards over $26,000 to local nonprofits

From emergency service providers to outdoors groups, local organizations will receive much needed support for community-enhancing projects thanks to the LincolnWay Community Foundation. The Foundation has announced the awarding of $26,910 to 13 organizations in communities across the county through its 2021 grant cycle. 

The awards include a continued pledge to support the library expansion with a $5,000 gift each year for five years, and continued pledge of $2,000 to the DeWitt Referral Center each year for three years. The LincolnWay Community Foundation also sustained its support of the DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation’s program to provide bicycle helmets for second-graders at Cal-Wheat, Central DeWitt and Northeast schools. 

The Community Foundation received numerous requests for funding, demonstrating a great need for assistance while highlighting the amount of energy community leaders are putting into new projects. “We are excited by the work our local nonprofits are doing to improve our communities and pleased that we can provide support for 14 of those projects,” said Pat Henricksen, executive director for the Foundation.

The Community Foundation’s grantmaking is supported by gifts to its endowment fund, which may be eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit. For more information, visit or contact Henricksen at 563-659-5039.

Grant recipients are:

Calamus American Legion Community Organization, Inc. - $3,500

CALCO Remodel

DeWitt Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. - $475

Firefighter Safety

Charlotte Community Fire Company - $1,000

LED with Inverter

Summer Lunch Box Program - $2,000

Northeast Athletic Boosters - $1,000

Football and Track Scoreboard

City of Grand Mound – $825

Grand Mound Trail Benches

International Association of Lions Clubs - $1,500

Wheatland Lions Club Light Project

St. Joseph School, DeWitt - $300

Lifelong Wellness Skills for Students

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Clinton County - $310

Mindful Teen Workshop Series

Paul Skeffington Memorial Race Foundation - $1,000

34th Annual Paul Skeffington Memorial Race, After Race Celebration and Tunes in Town

DeWitt Referral Center - $2,000

Referral Center Building

DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation - $4,000

Second Grade Bike Helmets

DeWitt Community Hospital Foundation - $4,000

Fieldstone of DeWitt Senior Living

Friends of Frances Banta Waggoner Library - $5,000

Library Expansion