• Read the latest updates on our housing strategy and learn more about four types of projects that the Iowa West Foundation will support through its grants program on this Leadership Notes blog post by Matthew Henkes, Director of Grants Programs.

    Housing Strategy and Priority Projects
  • 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
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Since its inception, the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $300 million to improve the quality of life in our region. These stories highlight some of these grants and show the impact they make on our community. 

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