photo courtesy of Joe Burns

Grants

Grant Applications are accepted by the Washington County Community Foundation once a year. The deadline for applications is October 1. All submissions are reviewed and final notification is given to applicants by December 1. The amount of grant money available each year is determined by the contributions that the Foundation received from the community during the previous year.

Grant Application_2020 (PDF Form version)

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2020 Grants – $32,500 Total

  • Blair Basketball Club – $4,000 Shooting machine
  • Blair Cubs Youth Baseball – $500 Chalker and Field drag
  • Blair Kids Academy – $700 Implement game time (50 puzzles and board games)
  • Blair Optimist Club/Blair Post Prom – $2,000 Prizes for Post Prom
  • Blair Wrestling Club – $450 Non-contact temperature thermometer, wrestling dummy
  • Blair YMCA – $4,000 Interactive beam floor projector
  • Blair Youth Softball Association – $3,000 Field tarps, storage roller and cover
  • Camp Fontanelle – $2,500 Walk-in freezer
  • First Baptist Church of Blair – $250 Upgrade audio system
  • Fort Calhoun Fire & Rescue – $900 MHZ pagers
  • MCH Auxiliary – $2,800 Upgrade to LED lighting
  • Reach Church – $1,000 Towable grill
  • Roots to Wings – $500 Chef of the Week program
  • The Bridge – $1,300 Reusable billboard banner and sign space
  • Washington County Food Pantry – $3,288 Door threshold repair
  • Washington County Friends of the Fair – $4,000 Rebuild stage (materials)
  • Washington County Historical Association – $1,312 Creating and manufacturing historical marking signs

2019 Grants – $40,000 Total

  • Blair Area Chamber of Commerce – $1,000 Video conferencing system & related supplies
  • Blair Area Law Enforcement Trust – $2,100 Police armor kit(s)
  • Blair Community Schools – $3,000 Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener & Printer
  • Blair FC – $2,000 Sidewalk project at Blair Youth Sports Complex
  • Blair TeamMates – $600 Nikon camera
  • Blair Wrestling Club – $1,000 Wrestling singlets
  • Blair Youth Shooting Sports – $3,000 Outdoor sports luminaire lights
  • Blair Youth Softball Association – $3,000 Field entrance gates
  • Camp Fontanelle – $2,500 60 ft slide to be used during summer camps and fall pumpkin patch/corn maze
  • Fort Atkinson Foundation – $1,000 Re-creating of “Camp Recovery” outdoor display
  • Fort Calhoun Fire and Rescue – $2,500 Surface water rescue equipment
  • Fort Calhoun Splash Pad  – $5,000 Splash pad project
  • Friends of the Jeanette Hunt Animal Shelter – $500 Appliances for animal shelter use
  • Roots to Wings – $800 Durable supplies for “Right to Work” program
  • Veterans Tribute Plaza – $2,600 Plants for pollinator garden at Veterans Tribute Plaza
  • Washington County Food Pantry – $2,400 Building structural reinforcements to building (1737 Washington Street)
  • Washington County Friends of the Fair – $5,000 Update Domestic Arts building
  • Washington County Sheriffs Office – $2,000 Automated external defibrillators (AED)