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LOCAL FUNDS

Washington, Iowa

Our mission is to serve the spiritual development of children and adults in the Midwest by providing Christ-centered programs, excellent facilities, and generous hospitality in a setting that celebrates God's creation. 

Washington, Iowa

This fund, created in honor of Esther Bordwell by her children, honors Esther's great love of reading and writing.  Annual distributions from this fund will be used to support projects of the Washington Public Library Foundation.

Washington, Iowa

The Fenno’s generous gift will create a permanent endowment, which will generate funds annually. These funds will be used to support projects of the Washington Tree Committee. Their legacy gift will help to ensure that our tree committee will be able to continue its goal to 'put down roots for the future’ in Washington, Iowa.”

Brighton, Iowa

Lake Darling State Park, dedicated in 1950, is named after cartoonist J. N. "Ding" Darling for his devotion to conserving Iowa's natural beauty.  Come for a scenic picnic or celebration at the lodge, or enjoy an extended stay in our camping cabins.  Lake Darling abounds with wildlife.  Anglers will encounter a wealth of fish at the lake, from catfish to bullheads, bluegill to largemouth bass.  Hike through a re-established prairie, or trek through the woods to an historic cemetery.  Journey through a variety of Iowa's natural scenery at Lake Darling State Park.

HACAP Endowment Fund

Washington, Iowa

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families, living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

Riverside, Iowa

The mission of the Highland Community School District is to provide all students the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to fulfill their potential and become positive contributors to society.

Washington, Iowa

Hospice of Washington County is a hospice care provider in Washington, IA 52353. Hospice care is prescribed for critically ill individuals with a life expectancy of six months or less. The primary goal of this care is keeping patients as comfortable as possible throughout the end stages of life. These comfort measures include pain management and methods for minimizing disease-related symptoms. Hospice care can be provided in the home, hospital, long-term care facilities, or a stand-alone hospice house.

Kalona, Iowa

Stroll through our scenic 1800's village and explore pioneer life in 13 authentic buildings. Each structure is painstakedly restored and filled with interesting and informative displays depicting the rugged years our immigrant settlers spent taming the Iowa prairie. Established in 1969 with the relocation of the Rock Island depot, the village encompasses the eras from our earliest frontier days of the Snyder Log Home, to the victorian influence of the lovely Wahl House.

Kalona Public Library Foundation Fund

Kalona, Iowa

The mission of the Kalona Public Library is to provide information and materials of general interest free to the public in a pleasant and helpful environment where people can meet, and receive help for lifelong learning.

Wellman, Iowa

The Parkside Activities Center is a 38,900 square foot multi-level, multi-purpose facility with professional child care; a Mid-Prairie Pre-School; a 320+ person banquet hall; an activities room with a Wii, pool table, bumper pool table, and other activities; a regulation basketball court; two smaller practice basketball courts; a regulation volleyball court; two practice volleyball courts; and a health club style gym facility featuring the latest treadmills, ellipticals, and weight equipment.

Coralville, Iowa

United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties is a local, non-profit organization that brings people, health and human service agencies, government entities, and community groups together to help our friends, family members, and neighbors who are in need.

We research community needs and work with local government entities, human service organizations, community leaders, donors and service organizations to address pressing community needs.

Washington Iowa Betterment Foundation

Washington, Iowa

The Foundation was inspired by long time community benefactor, Bill Sitler, to encourage and financially support projects which physically improve, beautify and enhance Washington. It is a means for individuals, groups, and corporations to make tax deductible gifts to worthwhile community betterment projects.

Washington, Iowa

Washington Free Public library believes in the freedom to read and learn, and the freedom to compare and express ideas. WFPL strives to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for all residents of the city of Washington and surrounding areas.

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The following non-profit groups and individuals are fundholders with us.  Through these funds, donors are meeting their charitable goals, strengthening community and creating their own legacy of support to the causes they care about.  If a fund is available for public donation, you can contribute by clicking its donate button. (Donation buttons will take you to our host -- The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.)

Central Park Community Center Scholarship Fund

Washington, Iowa

The Central Park Community Center was established as a non-profit organization in 1999.  Their home was a storefront on the south side of the Washington Square.  The center closed, sold their building and shut down their organization.  The remaining members took the proceeds from the sale of the building and established this scholarship for needy and deserving Washington High School graduating seniors. Scholarship applications and selections will be administered by the WHS scholarship committee.  Anyone may contribute to this fund by clicking the donate button shown.  

Crooked Creek Christian Camp Friends Fund

Washington, Iowa

Our mission is to serve the spiritual development of children and adults in the Midwest by providing Christ-centered programs, excellent facilities, and generous hospitality in a setting that celebrates God's creation. 

Esther Stewart Bordwell Library Fund

Washington, Iowa

This fund, created in honor of Esther Bordwell by her children, honors Esther's great love of reading and writing.  Annual distributions from this fund will be used to support projects of the Washington Public Library Foundation.

Fenno Family Community Tree Endowment (Washington Betterment Foundation)

Washington, Iowa

The Fenno’s generous gift will create a permanent endowment, which will generate funds annually. These funds will be used to support projects of the Washington Tree Committee. Their legacy gift will help to ensure that our tree committee will be able to continue its goal to 'put down roots for the future’ in Washington, Iowa.”

Freeman Wellman Goodwin Senior Dining Fund

Wellman, Iowa

The Freeman Wellman Goodwin Senior Dining Fund provides  support to the City of Wellman for the Goodwin Senior Dining Center.


Freeman Wellman Rotary Club Fund

Wellman, Iowa

This fund provides charitable support for the Wellman Rotary Club.

Freeman Wellman YMCA Fund

Wellman, Iowa

This fund provides support for the Wellman Parkside YMCA.

Friends of Lake Darling State Park Friends Fund

Brighton, Iowa

Lake Darling State Park, dedicated in 1950, is named after cartoonist J. N. "Ding" Darling for his devotion to conserving Iowa's natural beauty.  Come for a scenic picnic or celebration at the lodge, or enjoy an extended stay in our camping cabins.  Lake Darling abounds with wildlife.  Anglers will encounter a wealth of fish at the lake, from catfish to bullheads, bluegill to largemouth bass.  Hike through a re-established prairie, or trek through the woods to an historic cemetery.  Journey through a variety of Iowa's natural scenery at Lake Darling State Park.

HACAP Friends Fund

Washington, Iowa

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. (HACAP) is a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of families, living with the everyday barriers of poverty.

Highland Community School District Friends Fund

Riverside, Iowa

The mission of the Highland Community School District is to provide all students the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to fulfill their potential and become positive contributors to society.

Hospice of Washington County Friends Fund

Washington, Iowa

Hospice of Washington County is a hospice care provider in Washington, IA 52353. Hospice care is prescribed for critically ill individuals with a life expectancy of six months or less. The primary goal of this care is keeping patients as comfortable as possible throughout the end stages of life. These comfort measures include pain management and methods for minimizing disease-related symptoms. Hospice care can be provided in the home, hospital, long-term care facilities, or a stand-alone hospice house.

Kalona Historical Society Friends Fund

Kalona, Iowa

Stroll through our scenic 1800's village and explore pioneer life in 13 authentic buildings. Each structure is painstakingly restored and filled with interesting and informative displays depicting the rugged years our immigrant settlers spent taming the Iowa prairie. Established in 1969 with the relocation of the Rock Island depot, the village encompasses the eras from our earliest frontier days of the Snyder Log Home, to the victorian influence of the lovely Wahl House.

Kalona Public Library Foundation Fund

Kalona, Iowa

The mission of the Kalona Public Library is to provide information and materials of general interest free to the public in a pleasant and helpful environment where people can meet, and receive help for lifelong learning.

John Kessell Legacy Music Education Fund

Washington, Iowa

John grew up in Washington, IA. He was very grateful for the education he received here and took music with him throughout his life. He loved working with students and wanted them to know they could do the same. Annual distributions from this fund will be channeled through the Washington Music Boosters and will support K-12 music programs in the Washington Community Schools.

Mrs. Driscoll's Pick and Keep Book Fund

Washington, Iowa

Judy Marshall Driscoll grew up in Washington, Iowa and taught in several communities in eastern Iowa, most recently at Washington’s St. James Catholic School. Throughout her life she was devoted to education and youth in her community. Although she retired from classroom teaching, Judy continued to teach those who knew her lessons of faith, strength, perseverance, humor, and generosity. Judy passed away in 2021 and this fund, established in her name will be used to support the distribution of books to students at the St. James School in Washington, Iowa.

Mike Orris Memorial Scholarship Fund

Washington, Iowa

Mike  Orris, a long-time community member, veteran and volunteer member of  the Washington Fair Board for 50+ years passed away at the age of 92.  The  Washington County Fair Association started this endowment fund with the  Community Foundation of Washington County in 2019 to provide for an  annual scholarship in Mike's memory.  A student who has been a  participant in Washington County 4-H or FFA for 4 years is eligible for this scholarship. 

Latinos for Washington Mark Kendall Endowment Fund

Washington, Iowa

Mark Kendall was a well-known community entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist who passed away in 2021 in a motorcycle accident. “Mark loved Washington, he believed in the potential of people and he wanted to help them achieve it.” said his sister, Kathy, “He would be proud to know he’s helping people realize their dreams.”


Annual distributions from this permanent fund will be used to support the work of Latinos for Washington, a local non-profit and their work with persons who are in immigration process with USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) and Latinos seeking higher education.

Parkside Activities Center Friends Fund

Wellman, Iowa

The Parkside Activities Center is a 38,900 square foot multi-level, multi-purpose facility with professional child care; a Mid-Prairie Pre-School; a 320+ person banquet hall; an activities room with a Wii, pool table, bumper pool table, and other activities; a regulation basketball court; two smaller practice basketball courts; a regulation volleyball court; two practice volleyball courts; and a health club style gym facility featuring the latest treadmills, ellipticals, and weight equipment.

Herb and Betty Jensen Osincup Legacy Fund

Washington, Iowa

Herb and Betty Osincup are long-time Washington residents who owned and operated the Osincup Drug Store on the west side of Washington’s square for nearly 40 years. They were both very active in the community, participating in community theater productions and they were well known for their enthusiastic participation in Washington’s Ridiculous Day with their costumes and floats.


This fund will be used to support the work of the pharmacy at the Washington County Hospital and Clinics in Washington. 

BethAnn McBride Scholarship Fund

Washington, Iowa

The BethAnn McBride Scholarship Fund will support post-secondary scholarships for Washington High School seniors and will be administered through the St. James Foundation.  Beth was a beloved music educator and school administrator in many schools throughout Iowa. She and her husband Doug made their home in Washington and were active in theater and musical groups in the community. Beth passed away in April of 2023 after a heroic battle with cancer.

United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties Valentine Education Friends Fund

Coralville, Iowa

United  Way of Johnson and Washington Counties is a local, non-profit  organization that brings people, health and human service agencies,  government entities, and community groups together to help our friends,  family members, and neighbors who are in need. This fund was started by  Ann Valentine, a member of one of the commissions of the United Way and a  board member of the  Community Foundation of Washington County. Dr. Valentine established  this fund to ensure a continuing effort to promote literacy in  Washington County, Iowa  and invites others to join in this effort, too.

Washington County Fair Association Friends Fund

Washington, Iowa

This fund supports the Washington County Fair Association. 

Washington County Hospital Foundation Friends Fund

Washington, Iowa

Washington County Hospital and Clinics is a vital health care center because of the vision, dedication and philanthropic commitment of area residents.  The WCHC Foundation was incorporated in 1995 and is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization which encourages, accepts and stewards all public and private gifts, grants and contributions. Distributions from this fund will be used to support projects of the Washington County Hospital Foundation.

Washington Iowa Betterment Foundation

Washington, Iowa

The Foundation was inspired by long time community benefactor, Bill Sitler, to encourage and financially support projects which physically improve, beautify and enhance Washington. It is a means for individuals, groups, and corporations to make tax deductible gifts to worthwhile community betterment projects.

Washington Free Public Library Foundation Friends Fund

Washington, Iowa

Washington Free Public library believes in the freedom to read and learn, and the freedom to compare and express ideas. WFPL strives to provide educational, cultural and social enrichment for all residents of the city of Washington and surrounding areas.

Youngquist Family Performing Arts Fund

Washington, Iowa

The Youngquist Family Performing Arts Fund was created by Robert and Millie Youngquist and will be used to support the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center.  

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