• With input from the community, local artist Charley Friedman designs signage that gives a nod to nature. Read more.

    Latest “Art in the Park” Signage Unveiled at Big Lake.
  • IWF President and CEO Pete Tulipana defines the term as it relates to the Foundation on his Leadership Notes blog.

    What is Placemaking?
  • From 2000 to 2010, the population of the 12 C.I.T.I.E.S. communities increased by almost 4 percent, growth at a time when neighboring small towns experienced declines. Read the latest success stories here.

    C.I.T.I.E.S. Program Big Deal for Small Towns
  • Learn more about the 25 scholarships available for high school seniors in Pottawattamie County and take the eligibility quiz to find out if you qualify to apply.

    The 2015 Opportunity Scholarships application deadline is April 1, 2015.
  • Healthy Families and Place-making were at the heart of several funded fourth quarter grantsClick here to learn more.

    $5.2 Million in Grants Announced to Conclude 2014 Grant Making
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