• Grants to Ballet Nebraska help with general operating funds, performances at the Iowa Western Arts Center and tickets for underserved families in Council Bluffs. This is one mother's story.

    Ballet Nebraska gives Council Bluffs mom a night to remember
  • President and CEO Pete Tulipana shares why the Foundation is investing in the Riverfront development and what it means for Council Bluffs on his Leadership Notes blog.

    Why the Riverfront?
  • With input from the surrounding neighborhood community, local artists Andrew Conzett and Ryan Fischer designed eye-catching signage for Council Bluffs' west end park. Read more.

    Westwood Park Signage Upgraded as part of "Art in the Park" Initiative
  • Opportunity Scholarships totaling $400,000 were awarded to 25 southwest Iowa students who will begin college in the 2015-2016 academic year.College Access Program graduates also received completion scholarships. See the full list of recipients here.

    Opportunity Scholarships Announced
  • The Iowa West Foundation and Charles E. Lakin Foundation will each award $275,000 toward the construction of a new veterans facility in Council Bluffs. Read more.

    Foundations fund $550,000 in support of Veterans building in Council Bluffs
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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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