Keokuk Area Community Foundation and Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

The Board of Directors of The Keokuk Area Community Foundation (KACF) met on November 12, 2019, to award grants to twenty-three Tri-State Area 501 c (3) exempt nonprofit organizations. Grants were awarded to nonprofit organizations in the fields of arts and culture, community betterment, education, health, and human services in Lee County Iowa, Hancock County Illinois, and Lewis and Clark Counties in Missouri.

Lee County Youth Services, Inc. (LCYS) is an endowment fund of The Keokuk Area Community Foundation that are led by a separate volunteer board of directors from Lee County, Iowa. Every year, Lee County Youth Services, Inc. distributes grants and scholarships to Lee County nonprofit organizations and Southeastern Community College students.  Lee County Youth Services, Inc. are committed to funding programs of social responsibility and community involvement/education for youth.

The Keokuk Area Community Foundation and Lee County Youth Services, Inc. will host a Grant Reception on November 19, 2019 at Meyers Courtyard (629 Blondeau St, Keokuk, IA 52632) in Keokuk from 5:00-7:00p.m. Many nonprofit organizations will attend to receive their grants from The Keokuk Area Community Foundation and Lee County Youth Services, Inc. Over $80,000.00 will be distributed.   

The following nonprofit organizations will be awarded grants from The Keokuk Area Community Foundation Grant Endowment Fund:

  • America’s First Great Dam Museum
  • Armatus Reintegration Program
  • Clark County Council on Aging
  • Common Grounds
  • Food Bank of Iowa (FBOI)
  • Food For Thoughts Hancock County
  • Friends of the Lee County Fair, Inc.
  • Grand Theatre Corporate Foundation
  • Great River Players
  • Hancock County Health and Wellness Coalition
  • Hoerner YMCA
  • Hope Haven Area Development Center Corp
  • Houghton Ball Association
  • Keokuk Catholic Schools/St. Vincent’s Elementary
  • Keokuk Community High School Art
  • Keokuk Public Library Foundation
  • KPLAY Playgrounds For All
  • Lee County Health Department
  • Montrose Riverfront, Inc.
  • Test Kitchen Education Foundation
  • The Domestic Violence Intervention Program
  • United Way of the Great River Region
  • Young House Family Services, Inc.

The following nonprofit organizations will be awarded grants from Lee County Youth Services, Inc.:

  • Central Lee Foundation
  • Community Action of Southeast Iowa
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
  • Hoerner YMCA
  • Houghton Ball Association, Inc.
  • Keokuk Parks Foundation
  • Lincoln PTG
  • Mississippi Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Test Kitchen Education Foundation
  • Young House Family Services, Inc.