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James W. and Ella B. Forster Charitable TrustContact:  
% Frontier Bank
301 1st Avenue
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-2537

The James W. and Ella B. Forster Charitable Trust has a mission of supporting community improvement, primarily in Rock Rapids. It is a private foundation, established in 1988, providing gifts, grants and loans to qualifying projects. It has a grant application deadline of September 30.

The Forster Trust was established by Mrs. Ella Forster at her death in 1987. Mr. James (Frosty) Forster died in 1975. Their bequest totaled about $1.4 million to be used for "charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational" purposes.

Lyon County Riverboat FoundationContact:    
301 1st Avenue, Suite 222
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Phone: (712) 472-0111
Fax: (712) 472-0111

The Lyon County Riverboat Foundation is pleased to be a significant part of helping non-profit organizations and local government to complete important projects to make Lyon County, Iowa, a better place to live and work.

The LCRF Board of Directors generally meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Official meeting notices are posted at the Lyon County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public.