• The $4.5 million in grants will assist 18 entities and includes a $2.9 million grant to Council Bluffs Community School District to continue two successful programs, as well as funding for a study on the creation of a new program. Click here to learn more.

    2014 Third Quarter Grants Have Been Announced
  • An Iowa West Foundation grant, in partnership with the Wellmark Foundation, Live Well Omaha and Live Well Council Bluffs, will bring the the portable bicycle system to six popular locations in the Council Bluffs community. Read more.

    B-cycle rolls into Council Bluffs
  • The Food Bank for the Heartland hands out approximately 8,500 backpacks a year, more than 1,000 of go to children in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa. Read more.

    Backpack program addresses hunger and helps children in the classroom
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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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