• Thanks to co-lead gifts of $3.5 million each from the Iowa West Foundation and Charles E. Lakin, there is a new YMCA in Council Bluffs. See a sneak peek here.

    New YMCA Opens in Council Bluffs
  • The 4-story, 67,000 square foot building will serve as the new headquarters for the Foundation when it opens in late 2018. Read more.

    IWF and Noddle Companies Break Ground on River's Edge Office Building
  • This annual effort brightens the holiday season for southwest Iowa families in need. Learn how you can help

    Iowa West Foundation Matching Goodfellows Donations Dollar for Dollar
  • During 2016, Iowa West surpassed $400 million in giving for projects and programs in our community. Read more. 

    2016 Annual Report is Available
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Since its inception, the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $400 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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