County Foundation

 

About the Foundation

The Pocahontas County Foundation was organized to promote and enhance community based philanthropy in Pocahontas County. The Foundation receives funding to facilitate endowment-building and grant-making throughout the county. Seventy-five percent of these funds will be awarded through grants to charitable organizations for educational, civic and public purposes in Pocahontas County.

To date over $864,224 has been granted to more than 277 projects. Each community in Pocahontas County has received funding for projects.  The projects have included park equipment, library enhancements and resources, educational and leadership programs, the county Barn Quilt project, Farmers Market sites and signs, community beautification projects, safety equipment for fire departments, EMS and schools, hospital equipment, signage for public areas and community entrances, 4-H technology program (STEM), landscaping, Memorial parks, and work out equipment.

The funding for the grants available to the Pocahontas County Foundation was made possible by the Iowa General Assembly. In 2004 the Iowa legislature passed several bills to encourage foundation building and community based philanthropy. Among these measures was H.F. 2032, which provided that non-gambling counties initiating a county-wide community foundation would be eligible to receive one half of one percent of the state’s gross gambling tax receipts.

Non-profit agencies or other qualifying charitable organizations operating for the benefit of Pocahontas County may apply for grants. Copies of the grant application are available by downloading them below.


Leave a Legacy in Pocahontas County
The Pocahontas County Foundation would appreciate your support enhancing Pocahontas County through charitable giving. To give a donation towards building our endowment, please complete this form.


Grants
Application Deadline: Delivered by November 17, 2017

Deadline for this year's granting has been passed. The remaining forms for the 2018 grant awards may be downloaded below:
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2017 Evaluation | 2018 Evaluation | Application | Project Worksheet | Guidelines | Grant Agreement Form 

Questions regarding grant applications or donating to the Pocahontas County Foundation may be directed to:
Bill Winkleblack, Chair; Steve Trimble, Vice-Chair; Wendy Panbecker, Secretary; or Megan Hauswirth, Treasurer.

Mail to:
Pocahontas County Foundation
PO Box 86
Pocahontas, IA 50574

Email to: pocofoundation@pocahontas-county.com  


Pocahontas County Foundation Board

The Pocahontas County Foundation Board Members are:

  • Bill Winkleblack
  • Steve Trimble
  • Wendy Panbecker
  • Megan Hauswirth
  • Donald Beneke
  • Kristy Mather
  • Glenda Mulder
  • Jannell Rittgers
  • Gary Devereaux