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Fund Distribution 2022

On Monday, April 18th the Community Foundation of Washington County (CFWC) distributed over $35,000 in funds to 21 Washington County non-profits at a reception held at the Washington Public Library.  These organizations currently have endowment funds invested with the CFWC and their lead organization, the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.  Since its beginning in 2006, the Community Foundation of Washington County has distributed over $400,000 to non-profit causes here in Washington County.


The CFWC was formed in 2006 and seeks to strengthen the communities of Washington County by promoting philanthropy, supporting non-profits and helping donors fulfill their charitable goals.   The foundation is overseen by a volunteer board of local citizens and permanently endows most of its assets, ensuring that gifts given will last forever.  For more information about the CFWC and how to set up a fund, contact Millie Youngquist, Executive Director at or visit their website at:

Award Distribution Attendees 2022_edited

Front Row, Left to right: Esther Bordwell, Millie Youngquist, CF Executive Director; Katrina Altenhofen, Hospice of Washington County; Faye Vittetoe, Friends of Lake Darling State Park; Amy Schulte, Washington County YMCA; Sue Basten, Washington Community School District Foundation.


Second Row: Nick Shelman, Washington County Fair Association; Junell Duwa, Mid-Prairie Foundation; Illa Earnest and Denise Erpelding, Washington Betterment Foundation; Don Kline, Friends of Lake Darling State Park; Michael Golden, Highland Community Schools; Trevor Sherping and Olivia Kahler, Kalona Public Library Foundation; Cary Siegfried, Washington Public Library; and Bob Shepherd, Friends of Lake Darling State Park.

Other organizations receiving funds, but not pictured in this large group photo are: Crooked Creek Christian Camp, HACAP, Kalona Historical Society, Wellman Emergency Services, Wellman Rotary, and Wellman Goodwin Senior Dining.

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