The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation seeks to be the catalyst to help qualified organizations meet needs within Lyon County and beyond in the areas of development, beautification, education, and human and social issues.

To see pictures of the 2023 mini grant recipients, go to the Most Recent Grants Awarded tab. To see a listing of the 2023 mini grant recipients, go to the Grants Awarded History tab. 


2023 Mini-Grant Guidelines


2023 Mini-Grant Application & Application Checklist


2023 Mini-Grant Award Agreement Form


2023 Mini-Grant Award Payout Submission Form


2023 Mini-Grant Guidelines


Non-profit organizations (501c(3), 501c(4), 501c(6)) and government/city/school organizations in and around Lyon County, Iowa, are eligible to apply for the 2023 Mini-Grant. The maximum amount that will be granted in 2023 is $3,000.


Applications must be received electronically by end of day on March 29, 2023. Applications can be found on this website: Applications and required documents should be emailed to: No matching funds are required to receive a grant. Only one application will be accepted from an organization.


Grant recipients will be selected on April 24, 2023. In order to receive a grant, you must have at least one person representing your organization at the award ceremony on April 24, 2023. Depending on the number of applicants, not everyone in attendance will be awarded a grant. Appetizers will be served at 6:00 p.m. with the award ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort event center.


Grant recipients must return all copies of invoices, receipts, checks, etc., and complete and return the mini-grant payout submission form (located at, no later than September 18, 2023.


For 501c(3), 501c(4) and 501c(6) non-profit organizations, the following must be provided:


____Completed application

            (Application found at:


____Copy of current 990 tax form

            (Should indicate profit or loss and a list of the board of directors)


____Federal Non-profit determination letter

            (A free copy can be requested from the IRS at 1-877-829-5500)


____Copy of current “Certificate of Good Standing” or “Certificate of Existence”

(Obtain from your secretary of state, for a nominal fee, from within the last two years. Iowa: 515-281-5204, Minnesota: 507-564-4567 and South Dakota: 605-789-0989)


For Governments, Cities or Schools, the following must be provided:


____Completed application

            (Application found at:


____Copy of resolution, issued by the entity, approving the grant application