Funds Established to Benefit Louisa County
Below is a list of funds established for the benefit of Louisa County nonprofit organizations, students and residents. You can choose to contribute to an existing fund or create your own. To learn how to start your own fund in support of Louisa County click HERE
Benefits to Donors
The Community Foundation of Louisa County is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine which is the 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax exempt charitable organization. Gifts to any Louisa County fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and gifts to endowments may be eligible for the Endow Iowa tax credit of 25%. For more information on endow Iowa click HERE
How to Donate
To donate simply make your check payable to: Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine and on the check memo line write the name of the fund to which you want to contribute. Mail checks to Community Foundation of Louisa County, PO Box 34, Morning Sun, IA, 52640. To make a credit card donation, call 563-264-3863, or to make an online donation, click the green donate button at the top of the page where you can select the fund you want to benefit.
Columbus Junction United Methodist Church Endowment
Support of the charitable, scientific, or educational purposes of the church.
Don and Donna Williams Scholarship Endowment
Up to three $1,000 scholarship awards will be available to graduating seniors matriculating from Wapello High School. Students pursuing a career in Agriculture, Medicine and/or Education will be considered. This fund has been established by Don and Donna Williams as an investment in local youth interested in any of their three main fields of interest.
Edwin R. Hicklin Memorial Scholarship
A select number of scholarship awards given in memory of Edwin R. Hicklin for a Wapello High School graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education in the state of Iowa.
Endow Iowa Fund
Grants determined by the Board of the Community Foundation of Louisa County to benefit Louisa County non-profit organizations. This granting program is made available through our host, the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.
First United Presbyterian Church of Morning Sun Endowment
Supports the church’s mission.
Frank H. Jolly Memorial
Support for the ongoing maintenance, improvement, and eventual replacement of the Frank H. Jolly Memorial Shelter located in Shadle Park in Pleasantville, Iowa.
Friends of Community Foundation of Louisa County
Supports the programs and operations of the community foundation as directed by your local board.
Hal Cross Wapello Music Endowment
Supports the Wapello School music program in honor of Harold Cross, a beloved music instructor from 1952 to 1983.
Grants available for emerging community need.
Letts Public Library Endowment
Supports the mission of the Letts Public Library for the educational, informational and recreational needs of the community.
Lisle “Doc” & Jeanette Luithly Scholarship Endowment
An annual $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating Columbus Junction High School student. This fund was established by family members in memory of Lisle “Doc” Luithly.
Louisa County 4-H Foundation Endowment
Supports Louisa County 4H youth and 4H programs.
Louisa County Fair Endowment
Supports Louisa County Fair programs.
Louisa County Historical Society Endowment
Supports the maintenance and preservation of the Littleton Memorial in Toolsboro.
Louisa County Trails Association Endowment
Supports the development and maintenance of trails in Louisa County.
Louisa-Muscatine Community School District Foundation Designated Charitable Fund
Supports the mission and betterment of the Louisa-Muscatine Community School District.
Louisa-Muscatine FFA Alumni Association Future of Agriculture Endowment
Intended to provide the Robert & Marillyn Schlutz Future of Agriculture Scholarship to L-M graduating seniors per scholarship criteria. Additionally, this fund will support the future of agriculture in the way of grants in the support of FFA student development in leadership and career preparedness per the fund’s granting criteria.
Morning Sun Community Center Endowment
Supports the community center’s maintenance and operations.
Presbyterian Church USA of Columbus Junction Endowment
Supports the church’s mission.
Ray & Evelyn Werner Scholarship Endowment
An annual $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating Wapello High School student whom is pursuing a career in teaching or human services. This fund was established by family members in honor of Ray Werner, a Louisa County farmer and community volunteer, and the late Evelyn (Buster) Werner, a Wapello kindergarten teacher for 26 years.
Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation Endowment
Supports initiatives that promote the preservation and enjoyment of the area’s natural resources.
Wapello Alumni Association Endowment
An annual scholarship is awarded to a graduating Wapello High School student, as well as, providing support for school improvements as designated by the WAA board.
William Paris Conservation Scholarship Endowment
An annual $500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating Louisa County student pursuing a career in a conservation related field. This fund was established by family members in memory of William J. Paris.