2021 Grants Awarded

  • John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, Expansion Project, $18,628
  • Winterset Cemetery Association, automated records, mapping and gravestone repair, $2,532
  • Winterset Parks & Recreation Department, $17,828, Cedar Lake Nature Trail
  • Orient Rural Fire District, protective gear, $6,112
  • City of Macksburg, updates to City Park, $7,746
  • St. Charles Parks & Recreation, Basketball and Pickleball Court updates, $17,307
  • Friends of the Madison County Courthouse, restoration project, $12,798
  • Covered Bridges Scenic Byway, wayside exhibits, $7,253
  • Earlham Lions Club, facade work on the stage in City Park, $1,917
  • H.I.R.T.A., RSVP Volunteer Program, $4,153
  • Children & Families of Iowa, supporting families in need in Madison County, $1,158
  • Madison County Fair and Livestock, ADA compliant upgrades, $3,032
  • Madison County Conservation Board, Madison County Nature Center, (3rd of 3 installments over 3 years), $5,000

2020 Grants Awarded

  • CRISP, Educational Programming, $3,492
  • Community Efforts of Macksburg, Macksburg Community Building Improvements, $11,670
  • Madison County Leadership Institute, Essential Emergency Signage on the Middle River, $732
  • City of Winterset Parks & Recreation Department, Cedar Lake Community Trail Development, $21,834.43
  • St. Charles Parks & Recreation, St. Charles Playground Equipment, $19, 745
  • Madison County Development Group, Winterset Fiber Readiness/Connectivity Speed/Interest Study, $11,000
  • Friends of the Madison County Courthouse, Legacy in Stone: Madison County Courthouse Restoration, $10,606.15
  • Madison County Extension and Outreach, K-5 STEM Experience — It’s Time for STEM, $5,095.93
  • Madison County Heart & Soul Initiative, Continued Work, $3,607.14
  • Madison County Fair and Livestock Association, old restroom renovation, $8,302
  • Madison County Master Gardeners, Sidewalk Accessibility to Storybook Gardens, $1,132.14
  • Earlham Cardinal Music Boosters, Marching Band Uniform Replacement, $11,365
  • Covered Bridges Scenic Byway Council, Scenic Byway promotional literature and rubbing plates, $4,860
  • The Iowa Theater, history of The Iowa lobby exhibit, $1,558.21

2019 Grants Awarded

  • Street Tails, Inc., Winterset, for Spay/Neuter Project, $400
  • Children & Families of Iowa, county-wide, Keeping Children Safe in Madison County, $500
  • St. Charles Lions Club, Restoring Headstones in St. Charles Cemetery, $850
  • Winterset Police Department, Traffic Analyst System, $1,400
  • The Washboard, county-wide, Free Mobile Laundry Unit, $1,500
  • Earlham Chicks with Checks, Earlham City Park Stage Upgrade, $2,250
  • City Park Restoration Committee, Winterset, Removing Invasive Species from Winterset City Park, $2,400
  • Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Authority (HIRTA), county-wide, Transportation to Food Pantries, $2,500
  • Madison County Heart & Soul, county-wide, MCH&S Initiative (Year 2), $2,500
  • Madison County Health Care System, county-wide, Purchase of Glide-Scope Intubation Device, $2,600
  • Winterset Band Boosters, Marching Huskies Drum Battery Replacement, $3,000
  • Covered Bridge Festival Committee, New Entrance Gates for Annual Covered Bridge Festival, $3,100
  • City of Patterson, Patterson Baseball Field & Equipment, $5,500
  • Madison County Livestock & Fair Association, county-wide, Old Restroom Renovation, $6,000
  • Green Rodgers Post #184, Winterset, Building Renovation, $6,000
  • Madison County Leadership Institute Class of 2019, county-wide, AED’s in All Patrol Units in Madison County, $7,500
  • City of Earlham, Tennis Court Restoration, $7,500
  • Town of Truro, Storm Shelter/ADA Restrooms / Infant Changing Station, $8,250
  • Winterset Fire Department, county-wide, Replacing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, $18,250
  • Madison County Conservation Board, county-wide, Madison County Conservation Center, $23,000


2018 Grants Awarded

  • St. Charles Lions Club, for St. Charles Cemetery Headstone Restoration, $1,111
  • Dream Big Dreams Committee, Winterset, Dream Big Dreams Project (celebrating Dr. George Washington Carver), $1,500
  • Madison County Heart and Soul, county-wide initiative, $2,500
  • St. Charles Firefighters Association, Purchase of a Stair Chair, $2,700
  • Winterset Rotary Club, Winterset Skate Park Shelter House & Amenities, $2,800
  • Madison County Conservation Board, Winterset Schools Outdoor Classroom, $4,000
  • Madison County Historic Preservation, Farris Cemetery Pilot Project, $4,525
  • City of St. Charles Parks & Recreation, Park Bathrooms, $7,400
  • Wildwood Hills Ranch of Iowa, St. Charles, Cabins of Hope, $7,700
  • Interstate 35 School District, Truro, CTE Building Equipment, $10,000
  • Winterset Art Center, ADA Entrance &  Restrooms, $14,000
  • Earlham Community School District, Earlham Schools Courtyard Project, $14,000
  • Winterset Dog Park, Winterset Dog Park Construction, $25,000

Total: 93,236
Note: $25,000 was also awarded mid-year to the Rebuild Cedar Bridge Project

2017 Grants Awarded

  • Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Winterset, for the Madison County Visitors Center Upgrade, $16,000
  • Bricker-Price Block Restoration Corporation, Earlham, for the Bricker Price Block Historic Restoration Project, $25,000
  • The Iowa Theater, Winterset, for Theater Restoration/Concession Stand Project, $26,500
  • Madison County Scenic Byway Art Selection Committee, Winterset, for Scenic Byway Art Project, $3,000
  • Orient/Macksburg Fire District, Orient, for Personal Protective Equipment, $4,232
  • Winterset Art Center, Winterset, for Building Exterior Repair and Beautification, $3,144
  • Community Efforts for Macksburg, Macksburg, for Electrical Upgrade in Macksburg City Park, $4,500
  • Ohio Future Feeders 4-H Club, Winterset, for Madison County Fairground Pergola Project, $1,584
  • Earlham PIE, Earlham, for Earlham Classroom Library Books, $1,225
  • Old Settlers Park Coalition, St. Charles, for St. Charles Old Settlers Park Performance Shelter, $6,430
  • St. Charles Fire Department, St. Charles, for Replacing Fire Department Turnout Gear, $10,000
  • MATURA Head Start, Winterset, for Little Huskies North Preschool/Head Start Playground, $2,585
  • Town of Truro, Truro, for Sidewalk Replacement in City Park, $2,000
  • St. Charles Public Library, St. Charles, for Tech Knowledge at St. Charles Public Library, $3,000
  • Truro Fire Association, Truro, for Fire Station Remodeling Project, $2,000

Total: $111,200

2016 Grants Awarded

2015 Grants Awarded

2014 Grants Awarded

2013 Grants Awarded

Information about grants awarded prior to 2013 is available upon request. The first grant cycle for the Madison County Community Foundation was in 2006.