Mission of the Wright County Charitable Foundation:

The mission of the Wright County Charitable Foundation is to foster and promote private giving, to strengthen volunteer and nonprofit service providers, and to improve the condition and quality of life for the citizens of Wright County on a sustainable basis. Toward this objective, the Foundation will promote endowment building; facilitate community betterment projects and programs; analyze and prioritize community needs; initiate focused and meaningful grant making; encourage collaboration, cooperation, communication and partnership among nonprofit groups; and, support active public, private and volunteer leadership for the benefit of the greater community in Wright County, Iowa.

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The Wright County Charitable Foundation is improving quality of life in Wright County through charitable giving. Learn more.

Giving in Wright County

The Wright County Charitable Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life throughout Wright County by investing in area nonprofits through our grant programs and by providing individuals, families and area businesses who love our communities with a way to give back.

Our approaches to giving are personal, simple and flexible. By partnering with us you focus on the joy of supporting the causes you care about in ways that fit your needs, while we ensure the administrative details of giving are taken care of at the highest standard. We offer a variety of charitable giving fund options to match your needs and provide access to unique tax-wise giving opportunities like Endow Iowa, a 25% state tax credit. We are also here to ensure that your charitable legacy continues for generations to come so that the causes and communities you care about today will benefit from your generosity after your lifetime. Whether working with us directly or through your trusted professional advisor, we are here to meet your giving goals and make Wright County better together.

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Charitable Foundation Funds

Fund for Belmond

The Richard O. Jacobson Fund for Belmond plays a key role in providing significant funding to projects that strengthen Belmond by proactively responding to community trends and opportunities. This grant program seeks to address critical challenges and opportunities in the community and provide seed funding to leverage dollars for high impact projects.

The Fund for Belmond 2020 grant cycle is now closed.

The Wright County Charitable Foundation Grants

Grants are available to 501(c)3 organizations and government entities serving Wright County. Grant selections are made in an effort to create a better quality of life for people in Wright County. The local governing committee reviews the applications from charitable organizations serving their community.

Grants Open: First Cycle: March 15 Second Cycle: September 15

Grant Application Due: First Cycle: April 15 Second Cycle: October 16

Click here to download the grant application.

Advisory Board Members

Lennea Groom - Chair
Todd Buseman Missie Niederhouser                                                               
Jan Grandgeorge Bob Powers
Mikayla Hefty Jeanne Russell
Berne Ketchum Alyce Seaba
Therese Martin