Nearly $250,000 is being awarded across 13 grants by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation. At their meeting Wednesday, the WCRF Board approved 13 2020 relief grants for a total of $244,315. Five area non-profits received the top $25,000 award, they include: Washington County Ambulance for ventilators; the Lake Darling Youth Center for relief; Waypoint Services in Linn County for recovery support; Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support in Linn County for organizational operations; and the Catherine McAuley Center in Linn County for long term storage needs. The 13 grants will be awarded at an invitation only event in December.

– Kiwanis AMers – Lonny’s Kids $5,000
– Y’s Men and Women – funding YMCA programs $12,250
– Main Street Washington – recovery $13,000
– Washington Chamber of Commerce – COVID relief $13,000
– Midwest Central Railroad (Henry Co.) – COVID relief $13,726
– His Hands Free Clinic (Linn Co.) – Derecho/COVID help $14,908
– Hospice of Washington County – hospice $23,629
– Horizons (Linn Co.) – critical needs $23,802
– Washington County Ambulance – ventilators $25,000
– Lake Darling Youth Center – relief $25,000
– Waypoint Services (Linn Co.) – recovery support $25,000
– Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support (Linn Co.) – organizational operation $25,000
– Catherine McAuley Center (Linn Co.) – long term storage needs $25,000