Grant Program

Our annual grant program offers support for organizations and projects across Boone County. Grants are considered if the project/organization supports the Foundation’s mission of enhancing quality of life in Boone County. This could include:  annual programming,  upgrading equipment, expanding programs, or a host of other needs.

Applications for the 2019 BCFF Grant Program are being accepted now through February 4. Grant applications must be submitted electronically:

Option 1 – Download 2019 Grant Application and submit via email:  info@boonecountyareafoundation.com

Option 2 – Complete an online form

Please note: The Boone County Foundation Fund does not award funding to Individuals, School Districts, Cemetery Boards, and Religious Organizations. If you are unsure if your project or organization qualifies, please email: info@boonecountyfoundation.com.

The 2017 BCFF grant recipients include:

Organization Project FAC approved grant amount
Albion Area Arts Council 2016-2017 programming $2,000
Albion Public Library Outdoor lighting $3,500
Albion Senior Center Old counter top removal $2,400
American Legion Post #334 PB Boys/Girls State $375
Boone County Historical Society PPT equipment $1,277
GSS – Albion Bathing room updates $600
Petersburg Rescue Squad 12 Lead EKG machine $4,000
Petersburg Volunteer Fire Dept PPE Washer/Extractor $2,500
Smoyer-Wathen Monument (BC Historical Society) Monument to vicitims $2,000
St. Edward Development Co. Radar Speed Sign $2,000
Village of Primrose Parking/sidewalk/flag pole $1,000

In 2016, the BCFF granted $24,100 to qualifying local and area projects and organizations, including:

–  Albion Area Arts Council: $2,000 for programming
–  Albion American Legion: $2,000 to support Boys and Girls State & Legion Baseball
–  Albion Public Library: $2,600 for technology update/learning center
–  Albion Senior Center: $1,700 to replace salad bar, new paint and curtains
–  Boone County Development Agency: $1,000 toward promotional video
–  Boone County Historical Society: $2,000 toward its new heating/air system
–  Cedar Rapids Rescue Squad: $3,500 to upgrade emergency equipment
–  Good Samaritan Society-Albion: $5,000 toward furnishing for the new wing at Wolf Memorial
–  Village of Petersburg: $1,500 for downtown park improvements
–  Village of Primrose: $500 toward new park picnic tables
–  Petersburg American Legion: $1,400 toward Boys and Girls State & Jr. Law Cadet
–  Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department: $2,400 for an auto crib

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