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    Since its inception, the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $430 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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    Since its inception the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $300 million that has improved the quality of life of thousands of citizens in more than 100 area communities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
     

    Arcadia (IA) Betterment and Development Corporation

    City park playground equipment

    $7,000

    Avoca (IA) Betterment Foundation

    Historic restoration and special needs housing in town center

    $250,000

    City of Avoca (IA)

    Implementation of comprehensive downtown improvement plan

    $100,000

    City of Corning (IA)

    Improvements to community center and congregate meal site

    $3,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Mid-City Corridor beautification project under West Broadway viaduct

    $300,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Streetscape repairs in historic downtown for streetlights and other improvements

    $125,000

    City of Crescent (IA)

    New fencing for community ball field

    $3,000

    City of Crescent (IA)

    Maintenance equipment for new city ball park

    $1,200

    City of Elk Horn (IA)

    Enhancement of pool activities with addition of pool slide

    $5,000

    City of McClelland (IA)

    Addition of grills, bike rack, and swing set at city park

    $1,950

    City of Oakland (IA)

    Youth sports storage shed and new parking lot at Chautauqua Park

    $5,000

    City of Shelby (IA)

    Improvements to the city’s wetlands nature trail

    $8,000

    City of Shelby (IA)

    Renovation of city park with new playground equipment

    $23,000

    City of Walnut (IA)

    Construction of new community ball field

    $8,844

    Community Housing Investment Corporation

    Council Bluffs neighborhood “green street home designs”

    $120,000

    Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Museum

    Construction project adjacent to birthplace home in Clarinda (IA)

    $50,000

    Habitat for Humanity

    Renovation and construction of a dozen homes

    $200,000

    Historic General Dodge House, Inc.

    Restoration projects at historic Council Bluffs landmark

    $123,500

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

    Improvements to section of southwest Iowa recreational trail (Wabash-Trace)

    $30,000

    Iowa West Foundation Gateway Initiative

    South 24th Street bridge aesthetic improvements to community entryway

    $1,930,000

    Iowa West Foundation Public Art Initiative

    Implementation of Council Bluffs public art master plan

    $1,000,000

    Iowa West Foundation Streetscape Initiative

    Beautification and maintenance of primary corridors in Council Bluffs

    $3,000,000

    Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful, Inc

    “Recycle on the Go” project for local parks and events

    $5,000

    Omaha Zoological Society

    Creation of Madagascar exhibit at Henry Doorly Zoo

    $400,000

    Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

    Neighborhood and community small grants program

    $307,000

    Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

    Start-up support for community foundation donor outreach and operations

    $1,266,000

    Pottawattamie County Conservation Board

    “West Nishnabotna Water Trail” - creation of river recreational access areas in five communities

    $10,000

    The Nature Conservancy

    Controlled fire management in Loess Hills of western Iowa

    $75,000

    The Oakland (IA) Historical Society

    Continued revitalization of the Nishna Heritage Museum

    $4,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    A year-round series of family-friendly concerts and films

    $9,500

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Holiday themed “Festival of Trees” celebration

    $4,500

    Chanticleer, Inc.

    “Back to the Good Old Days” shows at community theater in Council Bluffs

    $6,250

    City of Council Bluffs

    Support for economic development activities

    $150,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    For “First Night” - a New Year’s festival for families

    $45,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Operating support for city arena

    $300,000

    Fremont County Historical Society

    Sidney (IA) Championship Rodeo Museum

    $60,000

    French Icarian Colony Foundation

    For historical reconstruction of the French Icarian Village in Corning (IA)

    $25,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development

    A study for recreation planning in the Loess Hills of western Iowa

    $5,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development

    Urban agriculture training for Pottawattamie County leaders

    $15,000

    Harrison County Conservation Board

    A Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center near Missouri Valley (IA)

    $32,000

    Iowa Western Community College

    Foundation programming at the Arts Center in Council Bluffs

    $60,000

    Lenox Community Trust

    Construction of a new county community center in Lenox (IA)

    $10,000

    Midwest Women and Children’s Services

    Assistance in the creation of new childcare opportunities in Council Bluffs

    $134,829

    Nebraska Arts Council

    Entrepreneurial professional development for Omaha metro area artists

    $4,500

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    “Railroad Days” – a collaborative metro area event celebrating railroad history

    $18,000

    Omaha Performing Arts Society

    Technological improvements to the sound system of the historic Orpheum Theater

    $50,000

    Omaha Theater Company

    New wireless sound system for the Rose Theater

    $15,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    “Wayfinding & Marketing Tourism Campaign” for local attractions

    $39,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    Support of the C.I.T.I.E.S. fund for rural community infrastructure projects

    $170,000

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    Support of the downtown revitalization fund for Council Bluffs

    $800,000

    African Culture Connection

    Cultural education program and artistic performances in Council Bluffs

    $26,000

    Bemis Center of Contemporary Art

    Development of curriculum with schools in Pottawattamie County and tours of the center in Omaha

    $29,447

    Board of Regents/University of Nebraska at Omaha

    Outreach of “Prairie Visions” arts education training into southwest Iowa

    $16,954

    Board of Regents/University of Nebraska at Omaha

    Creation of lifelong learning opportunities for adults in Pottawattamie County

    $10,000

    Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council

    Collaborative after-school program at Council Bluffs Boys & Girls Club

    $8,500

    Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Inc.

    Start-up operational support of the Council Bluffs club

    $200,000

    College access program

    Program to increase first generational college students from Council Bluffs

    $4,400,000

    College of Saint Mary

    Summer academy for youth from Omaha’s Latina community

    $5,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Curriculum development, instructional coaches, and summer school to improve student learning

    $5,607,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    School Administration Managers (SAMs) to support instructional leadership

    $420,000

    Council Bluffs Public Library

    Enhancement of the library’s collection

    $62,500

    Council Bluffs Public Library

    Visiting authors series

    $20,000

    East Pottawattamie Soil and Water Conservation District

    Natural resources and conservation education trip for sixth graders

    $1,437

    Eckels Memorial Library

    Increase of circulation materials at Oakland (IA) library

    $4,000

    Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    Local history website and teachers’ institute in Council Bluffs

    $37,000

    Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

    “Leadership Experience” – a community based training program in southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    Iowa School for the Deaf Foundation

    New science center on school’s campus in Council Bluffs

    $300,000

    Iowa West Foundation Scholarship Program

    College scholarships for southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska students

    $500,000

    Joslyn Art Museum

    On-site training at Omaha museum for local Iowa art teachers

    $20,000

    Loess Hills Area Education Agency 13

    Summer leadership academies for southwest Iowa youth

    $75,000

    Omaha Children’s Museum

    Field trips for Council Bluffs elementary students to attend two major exhibits

    $15,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    Educational programming to southwest Iowa schools and outdoor performance

    $80,000

    Opera Omaha

    Performance and educational outreach in southwest Iowa

    $25,000

    Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

    Science and conservation field trips for elementary students in Pottawattamie County

    $10,000

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

    Educational theater programs in southwest Iowa schools on safe relationships

    $5,000

    The University of Iowa/Hancher Auditorium

    Collaborative symphony and performing arts events in Omaha and Council Bluffs

    $25,000

    Turnbull Child Development Center

    Summer camps for center families in Page County (IA)

    $2,000

    Assistance League of Omaha, Nebraska, Inc.

    “Operation School Bell” - to provide needed winter clothing for local school children

    $5,000

    Bethany Lutheran Home

    Plaza area at a care facility in Council Bluffs

    $3,000

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

    Community based mentoring for children in Pottawattamie county

    $41,000

    Board of Regents / University of Nebraska - Omaha

    Social work internship program in southwest Iowa

    $63,857

    Buford Foundation

    For under served youth from Omaha area to attend “Camp Confidence”

    $5,000

    Camp Hertko Hollow, Inc.

    Support for southwest Iowa youth with diabetes to attend summer camp near Boone (IA)

    $2,500

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha

    Expansion of substance abuse services at the Omaha Campus or Hope

    $50,000

    Child Resource Center

    Energy conservation efficiencies and repairs to Sunshine ‘N Rainbows Childcare Center in Red Oak (IA)

    $15,000

    Christian Home Association-Children's Square U.S.A.

    A new communication system for the Council Bluffs campus

    $32,500

    City of Shelby (IA)

    Emergency pagers for Shelby Fire & Rescue Department

    $2,000

    Council Bluffs Community Health Center, Inc.

    Behavioral health services to under-served southwest Iowans

    $76,219

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Program to assist local families during the holiday season

    $45,000

    Council Bluffs Senior Center, Inc.

    Utilization study and assessment of needs

    $5,000

    Executive Services Corps-Nebraska, Inc.

    Rural caregivers education program in southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    Feline Friendz in Nebraska

    Expansion of feral project into southwest Iowa

    $500

    Glen Haven Homes, Inc.

    To meet transportation needs at Glenwood (IA) care facility

    $5,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Energy and housing assistance for low-income families in Pottawattamie County

    $330,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Transportation assistance to therapeutic school for southwest Iowa students

    $16,500

    Heartland Family Service

    Substance abuse prevention program for children in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $60,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Outreach services and transitional housing for homeless in Pottawattamie County

    $300,000

    HOPE-Net Ministries, Inc.

    A society re-entry assistance program for women in Pottawattamie County

    $10,000

    Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital

    Charitable patient care program

    $150,000

    League of Human Dignity, Inc.

    Program in Council Bluffs to improve accessibility in homes of the disabled

    $27,500

    Loess Hills Humane Society, Inc.

    Cat and kitten shelter for adoption services in southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    Increase of services and resources for families in Pottawattamie County

    $40,000

    Make-A-Wish of Iowa

    To fulfill wishes of southwest Iowa children with life-threatening illnesses

    $10,000

    Merrymakers Association

    Entertainment at senior housing locations in southwest Iowa

    $33,000

    MICAH House Corporation

    Emergency shelter services for families in Council Bluffs area

    $25,000

    Mills County (IA) Public Health

    Expansion of substance abuse recovery program for families

    $7,400

    Mission For All Nations

    Support of the “Hunger Prevention Project” in the Omaha metro area

    $20,000

    Muscular Dystrophy Association

    To meet storage and transportation needs of MDA for its Omaha metro area “Loan Closet”

    $1,000

    Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Summer Camp for youth from eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa

    $7,500

    Nishna Productions, Inc.

    Construction of a new vocational center in Red Oak (IA) for people with disabilities

    $75,000

    On With Life Foundation

    Mini-bus for Glenwood (IA) extended care facility to transport residents to activities

    $10,000

    One World Health Centers, Inc.

    Expansion of pharmacy program for underserved families in the Omaha metro area

    $20,000

    Outlook Nebraska, Inc.

    Job training for blind and visually impaired persons in Omaha metro area

    $5,000

    Outlook Nebraska, Inc.

    Enhanced lighting in its workplace for the visually impaired

    $5,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    “CountyConnection.org” - online information for health and human services

    $15,260

    Pottawattamie County Firefighters Association

    Funding for equipment of volunteer fire departments in Pottawattamie county

    $100,000

    Pottawattamie County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network

    Project to improve and increase the level of care for impacted families

    $180,000

    Senior Citizens of Western Harrison County, Inc.

    Improvements to the community center in Missouri Valley (IA)

    $2,175

    Siena/Francis House

    One-on-one services day for homeless in the Omaha metro area

    $50,000

    Southwest 8 Senior Services, Inc.

    Expansion of family caregiver program in southwest Iowa

    $29,000

    Southwest 8 Senior Services, Inc.

    “Solution Options for Seniors” to meet needs of the elderly in southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    Southwest Iowa Families, Inc.

    Parenting skills education through home visits

    $17,927

    Southwest Iowa Families, Inc.

    For “Stork’s Nest” - an educational program for families

    $32,649

    Southwest Iowa Mediation Center

    Dispute resolution program in child custody cases

    $132,000

    Special Olympics Iowa, Inc.

    Support for “Challenge Days” in southwest Iowa communities

    $10,000

    Ted E. Bear Hollow, Inc.

    Expansion of child grief support resources in southwest Iowa communities

    $10,000

    The Christian Worship Center

    Start-up operational support of homeless shelter and meal site in Council Bluffs

    $45,000

    The Salvation Army - Council Bluffs Corps

    Crisis services and intervention management for local families

    $40,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    Community care fund to meet health and human service needs

    $335,000

    Vocational Development Center, Inc.

    Delivery truck for VODEC’s workshops in Omaha and Council Bluffs

    $32,500

    WESCO Industries

    Improvements to a facility for persons with disabilities in Denison (IA)

    $3,000

    West Central Community Action

    Administrative building renovation for a southwest Iowa human and social needs agency

    $25,500

    Western Iowa Healthcare Foundation

    Assistance for low income youth to participate in community recreation programs

    $500

    Word-of-Mouth: Oral Health Education Connection

    Preventive oral health education programs in Douglas County (NE) and Pottawattamie County (IA)

    $7,000

    Young Women’s Christian Association

    Free legal services in the YWCA Omaha Domestic Violence Program

    $20,000

    Adams County Conservation Board

    New playgrounds at Lake Icaria park near Coring (IA)

    $20,000

    City of Avoca (IA)

    Construction of municipal golf clubhouse and community meeting space

    $75,000

    City of Carter Lake (IA)

    Streetscape improvements along city’s main street (Locust Street)

    $145,662

    City of Council Bluffs

    Development of River’s Edge Park

    $5,450,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Historic residential rehabilitation and improvement program

    $180,000

    City of Crescent (IA)

    Equipment to maintain the city’s recreation fields/courts

    $5,000

    City of Denison (IA)

    Construction of community bike and skate park

    $15,000

    City of Griswold (IA)

    Upgrades for lighting and electrical system at youth sports complex

    $7,000

    City of Hancock (IA)

    New playground equipment for city park

    $18,000

    City of Macedonia (IA)

    Removal of condemned building and creation of a park in its place

    $15,000

    City of Oakland (IA)

    Renovations to municipal swimming facility

    $140,000

    City of Tabor (IA)

    Community redevelopment project and memorial garden

    $10,000

    City of Walnut (IA)

    Construction of a splash pad (water play area) in a city park

    $50,000

    Community Housing Investment Corporation

    First time buyer assistance and training program in Council Bluffs

    $200,000

    Corning (IA) Opera House Cultural Center

    Final phase of opera house project

    $50,000

    Council Bluffs Public Library

    Beautification of front plaza

    $125,000

    Council Bluffs Trees Forever

    Projects in partnership with community neighborhoods

    $5,000

    Essex (IA) Public Library

    Transfer of microfilm records onto CDs

    $1,541

    Exira (IA) Public Library

    Expansion and remodeling of library

    $50,000

    Garland Hotel

    Master plan for historic landmark in Bedford (IA)

    $4,000

    Golden Hills RC&D

    Western Skies Scenic Byway planning for southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Operating support for neighborhood transformation efforts

    $300,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Inc.

    Youth project to build two energy efficient homes

    $25,000

    Harlan Little League

    Renovation to baseball complex in Harlan (IA)

    $20,000

    Historic General Dodge House, Inc.

    Window replacement and repairs for historic landmark in Council Bluffs

    $76,000

    Hoo Doo Celebration, Inc.

    Restoration of the Phoenix Theater in Neola (IA)

    $75,000

    Indian Creek Historical Society and Museum

    Restoration of 1860’s log cabin at museum near Emerson (IA)

    $5,000

    Iowa Department of Natural Resources

    Civic environmental project for two rivers in southwest Iowa

    $5,000

    Iowa West Foundation Streetscape Initiative

    Beautification of corridors in Council Bluffs

    $3,000,000

    Iowa West Foundation Streetscape Initiative

    Streetscape maintenance for City of Council Bluffs

    $166,000

    Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful, Inc.

    CURB program — Creating Ultimate Residential Beautification

    $75,000

    Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful, Inc.

    Planning grant for community gardens

    $25,000

    Omaha Public Library Foundation

    Technology enhancements including equipment and databases

    $5,000

    Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

    Support for community foundation donor outreach and operations

    $1,266,000

    Pottawattamie County Conservation Board

    Addition of open space to expand Hitchcock Nature Preserve

    $242,500

    Pottawattamie County Conservation Board

    Facility upgrades at Arrowhead Park

    $63,000

    Pottawattamie County Conservation Board

    Strategic planning and creation of comprehensive plan

    $53,900

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Concert and film series in downtown Bayliss Park

    $10,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    General operating support

    $20,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    First Night - a New Years Eve festival for families

    $40,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Support of economic development initiative

    $150,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Way-finding signage for visitors to community attractions

    $79,175

    City of Council Bluffs

    West Broadway redevelopment

    $500,000

    City of Woodbine (IA)

    Downtown façade reconstruction

    $50,000

    Grameen America, Inc.

    Micro-enterprise loan program in southwest Iowa region

    $100,000

    Harrison County Conservation Board

    Lincoln Highway/Loess Hills Interpretive Center project near Missouri Valley (IA)

    $10,000

    Heartland Center for Leadership Development

    Economic development assessment and planning with rural Pottawattamie County leaders

    $100,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Programming at the Arts Center in Council Bluffs

    $50,000

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    Railroad Days - a collaborative area event celebrating railroad history

    $20,000

    Omaha Economic Development Corporation

    Community - development and comprehensive planning initiative in north Omaha

    $25,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    Support for the CITIES infrastructure fund of Pottawattamie County

    $500,000

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    Support for downtown revitalization fund

    $500,000

    African American Heritage Foundation

    Presentations in Council Bluffs by African American Museum

    $3,000

    African Culture Connection

    Artist-in-residence program at two Council Bluffs elementary schools

    $10,200

    African Culture Connection

    Swing dance performances and educational programs in the Omaha area

    $10,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Repertory ballet programs at community college in Council Bluffs

    $20,000

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

    Pilot program for school-based mentoring at Lewis & Clark Elementary School in Council Bluffs

    $30,000

    Board of Regents/University of Nebraska-Omaha

    Science field trips and camps for youth from southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $5,000

    Camp Fire USA

    “Out of School Time” youth empowerment program in Council Bluffs

    $10,000

    Centro Latino of Iowa

    Child care during family literacy classes in Council Bluffs

    $15,000

    Children’s Center

    Additional childcare site to serve Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa

    $14,000

    Children’s Imagination Station

    Child care and preschool classroom supplies for a daycare Denison (IA)

    $1,984

    College of Saint Mary

    Summer academy program for Latina high school students in Omaha metro area

    $4,000

    Community Education Foundation

    Expansion of STARS scholarships program in Pottawattamie County

    $458,199

    Community Education Foundation

    General support to increase community outreach in Council Bluffs area

    $123,800

    Community Education Foundation

    Youth-led “Graduating is Our Norm” program at three Council Bluffs area high schools

    $46,158

    Community Education Foundation, Inc.

    Feasibility study for the organization’s future projects

    $15,000

    Conference for Inclusive Communities

    Inclusiveness and diversity summer programs for youth in Omaha metro area

    $4,500

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Support for School Administration Managers (SAMs) to enhance instructional leadership

    $1,781,038

    El Museo Latino

    Performing arts program for low-income families in Omaha metro

    $20,000

    El Museo Latino

    Summer educational programming in Omaha for local families

    $15,000

    Green Hills Area Education Agency

    Assessment of technology needs in Pottawattamie County rural schools

    $100,000

    Green Hills Area Education Agency

    Early childhood learning programs in Pottawattamie County school districts

    $1,000,000

    Green Hills Area Education Agency

    Summer leadership academies for southwest Iowa students

    $75,000

    Humanities Iowa

    Voices from the Prairie Annual Iowa Writers Celebration - illustrated lectures in Council Bluffs

    $1,000

    Iowa Newspaper Foundation

    Newspapers for classrooms in southwest Iowa schools

    $17,000

    Joslyn Art Museum

    Support for Albert Paley: Celebrating a Contemporary American Sculptor exhibition at Omaha museum

    $17,000

    Joslyn Art Museum

    Training sessions for southwest Iowa art teachers

    $25,000

    Justice For Our Neighbors — Nebraska

    Civil rights education for immigrants in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $5,000

    Kids and Kinship

    Child mentoring program in Montgomery County (IA)

    $5,000

    Mercy Housing Mountain Plains

    Out-of-school programs in Omaha

    $10,000

    NorthStar Foundation

    Leadership and character development program at a Council Bluffs high school

    $26,187

    Omaha Area Youth Orchestras

    Outreach concerts into Council Bluffs schools

    $5,600

    Omaha Children’s Museum

    “Discovery Dome and Mobile Planetarium” programs

    $10,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    Education programming with southwest Iowa schools and a Memorial Day weekend concert

    $80,000

    Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    One-on-one after school reading program for Council Bluffs community youth

    $15,000

    Society of American Military Engineers

    Student mentoring program to expose Omaha area youth to architecture and engineering

    $2,500

    The ARTery

    A dancing classrooms program for students at two Omaha middle schools

    $1,000

    The Durham Museum

    Scholars-in-residence education series at Omaha museum

    $10,000

    The Kent Bellows Foundation

    Artist mentoring programs for youth in Omaha metro area

    $3,000

    West Pottawattamie ISU Extension

    After-school 4-H program at two Council Bluffs middle schools

    $14,000

    Alegent Health

    Charity care assistance at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs

    $150,000

    Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter

    Training for in-home caregivers in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $5,000

    American Lung Association of the Central States

    Summer camp for Omaha metro area children with asthma

    $5,000

    American Red Cross Loess Hills Chapter (Council Bluffs)

    Haiti disaster relief donation for Miami evacuation center

    $25,000

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

    Community-based mentoring program for children in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $41,000

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Inc.

    Social skills education and after-school programming at Council Bluffs site

    $225,000

    Brush Up Nebraska Paint-A-Thon

    Painting of residences for elderly and disabled in Omaha metro area

    $5,000

    Camp Hertko Hollow, Inc.

    For southwest Iowa youth to attend diabetes camp near Boone (IA)

    $5,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Data management system for treatment service delivery in Pottawattamie County

    $43,570

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Family engagement program

    $37,548

    City of Council Bluffs

    Educational outreach for city’s Civil Rights Commission

    $8,400

    City Sprouts, Inc.

    Grown in North Omaha sustainable community gardens

    $5,000

    Council Bluffs Community Health Center, Inc.

    Improve capacity to meet increased demand in services

    $186,449

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Program to assist local families during holiday season

    $45,000

    Family Housing Advisory Services

    Database upgrade to consolidate information from Omaha and Council Bluffs areas

    $4,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    Projects and programs of Pottawattamie County Young Families Resource Center

    $435,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Follow-up support services to homeless in southwest Iowa

    $37,500

    Heartland Family Service

    General operating support for substance abuse services in southwest Iowa

    $171,832

    Heartland Family Service

    HEAT 2011 - housing and emergency assistance for residents and families in Pottawattamie County

    $165,000

    Heartland Family Service

    “Ways to Work” program to assist low-income families in Omaha metro area

    $50,000

    HELP Adult Services

    A health and medical equipment loan program for residents in southwest Iowa

    $2,500

    Hope Medical Outreach Coalition

    Medical interpretive services for low-income patients in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $5,000

    Hospice of Southwest Iowa

    Consultant services for a capital campaign

    $25,000

    Impact One Community Connection

    Gang prevention/intervention initiative for youth in Omaha-Council Bluffs area

    $50,000

    Iowa Legal Aid

    Collaborative effort with healthcare providers to assist low income persons in southwest Iowa

    $75,000

    Iowa West Foundation Youth Initiative

    Assessment of youth and recreation needs in Pottawattamie County

    $185,000

    Loess Hills Humane Society, Inc.

    Improvements to surgery and veterinary care clinic in Glenwood (IA)

    $7,000

    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    Building Families Boutique to provide support services for at-risk families in Pottawattamie County

    $40,000

    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    Early childhood intervention services at the North Omaha Center for Healthy Families

    $20,000

    Lutheran Services in Iowa

    Expansion of the teen pregnancy prevention program in Crawford County (IA)

    $5,000

    Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa

    To fulfill wishes of southwest Iowa children with life-threatening diseases

    $13,500

    Merrymakers Association

    Entertainment programs in southwest Iowa care centers

    $10,000

    MICAH House

    Operating support for campus coordinator position at human services campus in Council Bluffs

    $243,932

    MICAH House

    New office equipment for an emergency family center in Council Bluffs

    $5,812

    Mills County Prevent Child Abuse

    School-based education programs for teens in Mills County (IA)

    $6,000

    Mills County Public Health

    The Family Matters methamphetamine family recovery program in Mills County (IA)

    $15,000

    Mission For All Nations

    Homeless and hunger prevention programs in Omaha metro area

    $20,000

    Nebraska Foodbank Network, Inc.

    Weekend food program for low income children in three Iowa counties — Pottawattamie, Harrison, & Mills County

    $8,400

    Omaha Community Foundation

    Capacity building demonstration project with three Council Bluffs non-profit agencies

    $36,000

    Omaha Down Syndrome Parents Network

    Expansion of Down Syndrome project in Omaha metro area schools

    $1,500

    Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance

    Childhood lead poisoning prevention program

    $15,000

    On With Life Foundation

    Mobility rehabilitation project for residents at Glenwood (IA) care facility

    $1,000

    One World Community Health Centers, Inc.

    Pharmacy expansion to assist non-profits in Omaha - Council Bluffs metro area

    $10,000

    Partnerships in Aging, Inc.

    Initiative to support the development of elderly friendly neighborhoods in Pottawattamie and Douglas (NE) counties

    $5,000

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

    Office equipment at Council Bluffs site

    $50,000

    Project Harmony Child Protection Center

    Child advocacy center in Omaha for eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa youth

    $100,000

    Qresolution, Inc. d/b/a Project Homeless Connect Omaha

    Full day event to provide services for area homeless

    $5,000

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T.2.

    Educational theater programs in southwest Iowa schools on healthy relationships

    $10,000

    Southwest Iowa Families, Inc.

    Construction of playground at early childhood center in Atlantic (IA)

    $30,000

    Southwest Iowa Families, Inc

    Enhancement of therapy for children and families in Clarinda (IA) area

    $2,500

    Southwest Iowa Families, Inc

    Parent education on children safety needs

    $15,000

    Parent education on children safety needs Ted E. Bear Hollow, Inc.

    Expansion of family grief services into Omaha and Council Bluffs region

    $25,000

    The Salvation Army Council Bluffs Corps

    Emergency services for families in need

    $50,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    2010 campaign for local non-profit agencies to meet human needs

    $341,700

    Visiting Nurse Association of Pottawattamie County

    Collaborative nursing program with local homeless shelters

    $44,384

    Visiting Nurse Association of Pottawattamie County

    “Keeping Pottawattamie County Seniors Safe in Their Homes”

    $20,000

    Visiting Nurse Association of Pottawattamie County

    Maternal/child home visitation program

    $42,072

    Vocational Development Center, Inc.

    Repairs of client group residence in Council Bluffs

    $10,000

    Vocational Development Center, Inc.

    Wheelchair vans to meet transportation needs of disabled persons in Omaha metro area

    $38,000

    Western Central Iowa Sheltered Workshop

    Wheelchair accessible minivan to serve disabled individuals in Crawford County (IA)

    $4,000

    Word-of-Mouth: Oral Health Education Connection

    Oral health program for at risk older adults in Omaha metro area

    $9,210

    Youth Emergency Services

    Healthy food program for street dependent youth in Omaha and Council Bluffs

    $5,000

    African American Empowerment Network

    Coordination of neighborhood revitalization efforts in Omaha metro area

    $25,000

    Avoca (IA) Betterment Association

    “Green” affordable housing project

    $120,000

    Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

    Community arts residency program in Council Bluffs neighborhood

    $55,500

    Board of Regents/University of Nebraska – Omaha

    Economic development study on Latinos’ impact in the Heartland

    $35,000

    Boy Scouts Mid-America Council

    Emergency sirens at Little Sioux (IA) Scout Ranch

    $45,500

    Carson Business Club

    Dreamland Theatre digital projector upgrade for the facility in Carson (IA)

    $41,000

    Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc.

    Exhibit of “Pingel Hybrids” at historic farmstead near Shelby (IA)

    $10,000

    City of Avoca (IA)

    Equipment and furniture for municipal clubhouse

    $10,000

    City of Avoca (IA)

    Improvements to community’s baseball and softball complex

    $53,190

    City of Carson (IA)

    Community center sound system

    $5,992

    City of Carson (IA)

    Recreational trail and entrance center

    $70,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Development of River’s Edge Park (awarded in 2010, but delayed much of the year due to flooding)

    $5,450,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Improvements to parks and trails of historic neighborhoods

    $275,000

    City of Crescent (IA)

    Lights for volleyball court at city park

    $4,000

    City of Elk Horn (IA)

    Reconstruction of the city’s “friends walk” trail

    $38,600

    City of Lewis (IA)

    Restoration of city’s historic bandstand

    $5,000

    City of Macedonia (IA)

    Roofing and renovation at Stempel Bird Museum

    $5,500

    City of Shelby (IA)

    Improvements to city park playground

    $10,000

    City of Walnut (IA)

    Beautification and improvements of city park

    $12,057

    Community Housing Investment Corporation

    An infill housing program for Council Bluffs families

    $44,000

    Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund, Inc.

    Project to increase housing opportunities

    $40,000

    Douglas County (NE)Historical Society

    Victorian Heirloom Garden restoration at the General Crook House

    $4,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development

    Technical assistance for projects in western Iowa communities

    $62,000

    Grant (IA) Community Preservationists

    Restoration of historic building into multi-purpose facility

    $25,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

    Neighborhood revitalization initiative in areas of north and south Omaha

    $25,000

    Iowa West Foundation Streetscape Initiative

    Beautification of primary corridors in Council Bluffs

    $825,000

    Iowa West Foundation Streetscape Initiative

    Streetscape maintenance for City of Council Bluffs

    $444,000

    Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful, Inc.

    Collaborative gardening and education program in Council Bluffs

    $25,000

    Malcolm X Memorial Foundation

    Concepts and preliminary designs for visitor center in Omaha

    $12,500

    Midlands Humane Society

    Construction of an animal care and control facility in Council Bluffs

    $300,000

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    General operating support for the nonprofit corporation in Council Bluffs

    $200,000

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    Support for downtown revitalization/redevelopment fund

    $1,432,500

    Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc.

    Trail maintenance equipment

    $10,000

    Tabor (IA) Historical Society

    Historic structure assessment and planning of Todd House

    $26,425

    The Danish Immigrant Museum

    Restoration of prairie park at museum in Elk Horn (IA)

    $25,000

    The Nature Conservancy

    Scenic Loess Hills preservation in Mills County (IA)

    $487,500

    YMCA of Greater Omaha

    Council Bluffs YMCA market feasibility study

    $30,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Concert and film series in downtown Bayliss Park

    $5,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    General operating support for arts council

    $22,500

    Board of Regents/University of Nebraska – Omaha

    Technology support for microenterprises in southwest Iowa

    $38,601

    City of Council Bluffs

    “First Night” – a New Year’s Eve family festival

    $20,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    West Broadway redevelopment

    $750,000

    Council Bluffs Airport Authority

    Utilization assessment of airport area

    $25,000

    Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    Update of the “Building of the Transcontinental Railroad” exhibit at Council Bluffs museum

    $150,000

    Heartland Center for Leadership Development

    Implementation of strategic economic development plan in rural Pottawattamie County

    $400,000

    Heartland Workers Center

    Enhancement of workplace services for Latinos in Omaha

    $15,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Programming at the Arts Center in Council Bluffs

    $45,000

    Macedonia (IA) Historical Preservation Society

    Preservation improvements in museum

    $4,500

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    Marketing support of Lauritzen Gardens 10th anniversary

    $38,700

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    “Railroad Days” — a collaborative area event celebrating railroad history

    $25,000

    Omaha Performing Arts

    Technology upgrades for customer service

    $20,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES program to assist communities in meeting infrastructure needs

    $600,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    Creation of video library and marketing campaign

    $63,500

    Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

    Support for community foundation operations and donor outreach

    $1,256,000

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    Support of the downtown revitalization fund

    $400,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Performance production and outreach in Omaha–Council Bluffs area

    $7,500

    Ballet Nebraska

    Performances for southwest Iowa children at community college venue

    $7,500

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Arts classes for local youth

    $2,500

    Board of Regents/University of Nebraska – Omaha

    Arts education for southwest Iowa teachers

    $8,000

    College of Saint Mary

    Summer academy for Latina high school students in Omaha metro area

    $3,000

    Community Education Foundation, Inc.

    General operating support to the foundation in Council Bluffs

    $95,000

    Community Education Foundation, Inc.

    Grants for improved educational opportunities in Council Bluffs classrooms

    $26,700

    Eckels Memorial Library

    New materials for Oakland (IA) library collection

    $5,000

    El Museo Latino

    Visual and performing arts program for at-risk youth in Omaha

    $10,000

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Career internship program for high school seniors in Pottawattamie County

    $37,500

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Preschool programs in Pottawattamie County school districts

    $1,200,000

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Summer leadership academies for southwest Iowa students

    $80,000

    Humanities Iowa

    Speakers bureau program for rural southwest Iowa

    $2,850

    Iowa JAG, Inc.

    Career and leadership programs in Council Bluffs schools

    $40,000

    Joslyn Art Museum

    “Museum to the Classroom” program for Omaha metro teachers

    $20,000

    Language & Culture School of Omaha

    Special programs for English speaking classes

    $3,500

    Lenox (IA) Public Library

    New computers for use by area families

    $1,500

    Nebraska Writers Collective

    “Poets on Loan” pilot programs in four Council Bluffs and Omaha schools

    $1,500

    Omaha Area Youth Orchestras

    Support of music education opportunities for Council Bluffs youth

    $10,000

    Omaha Children’s Museum

    Partnering program with Council Bluffs and Omaha schools

    $30,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    “Adventures in Music” for southwest Iowa students

    $60,000

    Omaha Zoological Society

    Aquarium education and outreach programs in Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area

    $75,000

    Project Interfaith, Inc.

    Diversity education project in Omaha area

    $10,000

    Women’s Center for Advancement

    School-to-work program in eastern Nebraska

    $5,000

    American Red Cross Loess Hills Chapter

    Flood recovery assistance for families in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $515,000

    American Red Cross Loess Hills Chapter

    General operating support at southwest Iowa facility

    $50,000

    Angels Among Us, Inc.

    Financial aid assistance for Omaha metro families with ill children

    $30,000

    Best Buddies International, Inc.

    Developmental disabilities program at Harlan (IA) high school

    $2,000

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

    Community based mentoring for children in Pottawattamie and Mills County (IA)

    $40,000

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

    General operating support for core Council Bluffs programs

    $175,000

    Camp Hertko Hollow, Inc.

    “Camperships” for youth with diabetes in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $4,000

    CASA for Douglas County (NE)

    Children advocacy services

    $10,000

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha

    Enhancements to communications system to improve family relief services

    $22,000

    Center for th e Advancement of Self-Sufficiency

    Upgrade of technology to improve services in southwest Iowa

    $25,000

    Charles Drew Health Center

    Fitness program for senior patients in Omaha

    $5,000

    Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation

    Housing program for families with children receiving medical treatment in Omaha

    $50,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Upgrades of residential treatment facility in Council Bluffs

    $40,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Recruitment program for qualified foster parents in Council Bluffs and Omaha

    $16,800

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Windows renovation at Council Bluffs facility

    $15,000

    Christian Urban Education Service

    “Professional pals” mentorship program in north Omaha

    $5,000

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Program to assist local families during holiday season

    $45,000

    Council Bluffs Senior Center, Inc.

    Replacement of pool boiler system

    $4,313

    Crossroads of Western Iowa

    Lift vans for persons with disabilities to attend activities

    $30,000

    Family Housing Advisory Services

    Housing and financial counseling program in Council Bluffs

    $45,000

    Food Bank for the Heartland

    Development of new food bank facility in Omaha

    $50,000

    Heartland Family Service

    HEAT 2012 - housing and emergency assistance for residents and families in Pottawattamie County

    $170,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Residential substance abuse services in southwest Iowa

    $284,776

    Heartland Family Service

    Substance abuse prevention in Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area

    $35,856

    Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind and Print Handicapped, Inc.

    Program outreach into western Iowa

    $15,000

    Iowa Special Olympics

    Events for disabled athletes in southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    Loess Hills Humane Society, Inc.

    Stray, abandoned and owner surrendered animals program in Mills County (IA)

    $5,000

    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    Healthy family programming for parents and children in Pottawattamie County

    $40,000

    Lutheran Services in Iowa, Inc.

    Teen pregnancy prevention programs and other services

    $5,000

    Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa

    To fulfill wishes of southwest Iowa children with life-threatening diseases

    $15,000

    Merrymakers Association

    Entertainment programs in southwest Iowa care centers

    $4,000

    Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless

    Services to prevent homelessness in Omaha metro area

    $12,500

    MICAH House Corporation

    Case management and homeless services at shelter in Council Bluffs

    $35,000

    Mills County (IA) Prevent Child Abuse Council, Inc.

    Family and youth health programs

    $5,500

    Mills County (IA) Public Health

    “Family Matters” substance abuse recovery program

    $15,000

    Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Summer camp for Iowa and Nebraska youth

    $5,000

    Omaha Community Foundation

    Nonprofit capacity building program for local nonprofits

    $25,000

    Pottawattamie County Firefighters Association

    Equipment to assist volunteer fire departments

    $65,000

    Promise Partners — Pottawattamie Alliance for Youth

    General operating support including the Pottawattamie County “Alliance for Youth”

    $62,500

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

    Technology upgrade to support Omaha metro area response to bullying

    $3,000

    SOLAS (Support Our Local Animal Shelter) — Council Bluffs

    Vouchers for spaying or neutering of cats

    $5,000

    Southwest 8 Senior Services, Inc.

    Evidence-based disease/disability prevention program in southwest Iowa

    $28,800

    Southwest 8 Senior Services, Inc.

    Reorganized programs and services for southwest Iowa aging

    $34,231

    Southwest 8 Senior Services, Inc.

    Technology improvements for client services in southwest Iowa

    $25,000

    The Salvation Army Council Bluffs Corps

    Emergency assistance and seasonal services for local families

    $50,000

    Turnbull Child Development Center

    Playground enhancement project in Page County (IA)

    $5,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    Human services programs in Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area

    $350,000

    Visiting Nurse Association of Pottawattamie County

    Nursing services for families in local shelters

    $38,968

    Vocational Development Center, Inc.

    Capital improvements at new location serving Omaha and Council Bluffs

    $38,250

    West Pottawattamie County Agricultural Extension District

    “Caregiving in Rural Communities” project

    $10,000

    Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center

    Funding for the “Hierarchy of Healing” counseling program in Council Bluffs

    $25,300

    Youth Emergency Services, Inc.

    Outreach to homeless youth in Omaha metro area

    $14,000

    Audubon County (IA) Conservation Club

    Trap thrower for law enforcement training, youth education and recreation

    $2,000

    Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

    Outreach to youth in Council Bluffs by artists-in-residence

    $62,500

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Concert and film series in downtown Bayliss Park

    $8,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Campus expansion in Council Bluffs for additional programs

    $70,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Implementation of neighborhood initiative in Council Bluffs

    $216,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Security improvements on Council Bluffs campus

    $40,000

    City of Avoca (IA)

    Assistance programs for rehabilitation of housing units

    $150,000

    City of Avoca (IA)

    Gateway signage for community

    $25,000

    City of Avoca (IA)

    Public safety enhancement initiative to increase services

    $17,500

    City of Council Bluffs (IA)

    Grand opening events at River’s Edge Park

    $200,000

    City of Council Bluffs (IA)

    Planning of area floodway and floodplain

    $300,000

    City of Crescent (IA)

    Repair of city tennis court

    $12,000

    City of Elliott (IA)

    Wetlands bridge and trail in watershed area

    $26,000

    City of Griswold (IA)

    Community building improvements

    $7,500

    City of Griswold (IA)

    New playground equipment at Cocklin Fish Farm Park

    $10,000

    City of Griswold (IA)

    “Welcome to Griswold” sign

    $15,000

    City of Hancock (IA)

    Electronic message board for community

    $14,000

    City of Kimballton (IA)

    Trail and park improvements as “Iowa Great Place”

    $38,000

    City of Lennox (IA)

    New baseball/softball fields for youth

    $10,000

    City of Minden (IA)

    Improvements and new equipment for city park

    $24,750

    City of Oakland (IA)

    Community project including fitness and senior center

    $200,000

    City of Shelby (IA)

    New concession facility for city park

    $8,000

    City of Shelby (IA)

    Restoration of community building

    $4,605

    City of Stanton (IA)

    Furnishings for new public library

    $30,000

    City of Templeton (IA)

    Templeton Community Center project

    $25,000

    City of Willey (IA)

    City park playground equipment

    $5,000

    Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Alliance

    Preservation training for volunteers

    $4,000

    Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund, Inc.

    Assistance to local agencies for community housing

    $38,058

    Council Bluffs Trees Forever

    “Heart of the City” tree project

    $7,500

    Davies Amphitheater Inc.

    Renovation of amphitheater in Glenwood (IA) for local family events

    $25,000

    Downtown Omaha, Inc. Foundation

    Holiday Lights Festival

    $15,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development (Oakland, IA)

    Agri-tourism planning in southwest Iowa

    $12,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development (Oakland, IA)

    Future plans for Loess Hills National Scenic Byway/Western Scenic Byway

    $60,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Construction of 12 new homes and 30 rehab projects

    $320,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Renovation of buildings for “ReStore” retail center and office space

    $500,000

    Historic General Dodge House, Inc.

    Restoration of shutters at historic site in Council Bluffs

    $15,000

    Hitchcock House Advisory Board

    “Granary” welcome center at historic site near Lewis (IA)

    $10,000

    Iowa West Foundation Streetscape Initiative

    Streetscape maintenance for the City of Council Bluffs

    $444,000

    Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful

    Community garden and nature area for children

    $115,000

    Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful

    “CURB: Creating Ultimate Residential Beautification”

    $50,000

    Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful

    Strategic planning, volunteer recruitment, and marketing projects

    $15,000

    Landmarks, Inc.

    Promotional programs of preservation in Omaha metro area

    $5,000

    League of Human Dignity

    Improvements to homes of disabled persons in Council Bluffs

    $20,000

    Lewis Town and Country Boosters, Inc.

    Community center floor replacement in Lewis (IA)

    $6,500

    Loess Hills Alliance

    Promotion of recreational opportunities in the Loess Hills of western Iowa

    $15,000

    Loess Hills Archaeological Interpretive Center

    Planning support for an archaeological center in Glenwood (IA)

    $75,000

    Neighborhood Center of Greater Omaha

    Evaluation of programs in Council Bluffs/Pottawattamie County

    $60,000

    Neighborhood Center of Greater Omaha

    Website project serving neighborhood associations

    $27,500

    Oakland (IA) Historical Society

    Renovations at the Nishna Heritage Museum

    $37,500

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    Construction of conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens

    $750,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    The Amazing Music Machine - two Council Bluffs performances

    $17,420

    Page County (IA) Conservation Board

    Equestrian campground at Pierce Creek Park

    $21,000

    Pottawattamie County (IA) Community Foundation

    Support for community foundation operations and donor outreach

    $704,000

    Pottawattamie County (IA) Conservation Board

    Enhancements for visitors to Botna Bend Park

    $200,000

    Pottawattamie County (IA) Conservation Board

    Improvements master plan for county parks

    $13,300

    Red Oak Grand Theatre, Inc.

    Upgrade to digital projector system at theatre in Red Oak (IA)

    $20,000

    Shelby County Conservation Board

    Improvements to Manteno Park campground in Shelby County (IA)

    $20,000

    Youth Enhancement Association

    Youth sports complex in Missouri Valley (IA)

    $25,000

    Adams County (IA) Conservation Board

    Timber Ridge campground improvements at Lake Icaria

    $20,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    General operating support for arts council

    $25,000

    Chanticleer, Inc

    Children’s workshop/production at Council Bluffs community theatre

    $74,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    “First Night” - a New Years Eve family festival

    $30,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Marketing plan for public transit system

    $53,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Support to implement “2020 initiative” - an economic development plan

    $200,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    West Broadway redevelopment project

    $750,000

    City of Harlan (IA)

    Development of a Shelby County promotion effort

    $25,000

    Creighton University

    Finance training for single mothers through Catholic Charities/Heartland Family Service in Omaha metro area

    $30,000

    Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    Council Bluffs museum outreach program into local schools/communities

    $72,500

    Grameen America

    Microfinance program for self-sufficiency of families in Omaha metro area

    $150,000

    Heartland Workers Center

    Bilingual workplace safety training in Omaha

    $17,000

    Heartland Workforce Solutions

    Workforce planning project in Council Bluffs and eastern Nebraska

    $8,000

    Historic General Dodge House, Inc.

    Operating support for historic landmark in Council Bluffs

    $20,000

    Iowa Food Systems Council

    Rural economic development program in southwest Iowa

    $5,000

    Iowa West Foundation

    Economic development initiative for West Broadway in partnership with City of Council Bluffs/Chamber of Commerce

    $1,250,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Development of a workforce collaborative in Pottawattamie County

    $120,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Programming at the Arts Center in Council Bluffs

    $40,000

    Macedonia (IA) Historical Preservation Society

    Expansion of the Pioneer Trail Museum

    $51,025

    Main Street Council Bluffs

    Start-up and program development for downtown organization

    $300,000

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    “Railroad Days 2013” - a collaborative regional celebration

    $25,000

    Omaha Performing Arts Society

    Enhancement of website for customer service

    $25,000

    Omaha Theater Company

    Rose Theater renovation project

    $50,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES program evaluation

    $20,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES program to assist communities in meeting infrastructure needs

    $875,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES program to help rural communities meet infrastructure needs

    $1,274,059

    Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter

    Caregiver education and support services for persons with dementia in southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    American Cancer Society

    “Hope Lodge” for Iowa/Nebraska patients in need of lodging during treatment in Omaha area

    $150,000

    American Red Cross Loess Hills Chapter

    General operating support for southwest Iowa programs

    $50,000

    Angels Among Us, Inc.

    Financial aid for Omaha area families with ill children

    $30,000

    Bedford (IA) Foundation

    Oral health equipment in new clinic for underserved population

    $25,000

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

    Community-based mentoring in southwest Iowa for children facing adversity

    $40,000

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

    General operating support for core Council Bluffs program

    $175,000

    Center for the Advancement of Self-Sufficiency Incorporated

    Technology for training to improve services assisting the disabled in southwest Iowa

    $25,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Floor replacements for Council Bluffs facility’s office and gym

    $35,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Vehicle to meet transportation needs of children from Council Bluffs facility

    $15,000

    City of Griswold (IA)

    Fire and rescue equipment replacement

    $2,000

    Council Bluffs Community Health Center, Inc.

    General operating support for “All Care Health Center”

    $200,000

    Council Bluffs Community Health Center, Inc.

    Health provider recruitment project

    $72,184

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Program to assist local families during holiday season

    $45,000

    Council Bluffs Senior Center, Inc.

    Membership financial assistance for low income seniors

    $50,000

    Country Care Center Corporation

    Replacement of heating and air system at Harlan (IA) facility

    $50,000

    Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Athletic Association

    Sport wheelchairs for disabled children and adults

    $5,000

    Family Housing Advisory Services

    Housing retention and counseling programs in Council Bluffs

    $25,000

    Food Bank for the Heartland

    “Weekend Food for Kids” program in Omaha

    $10,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Collaborative human services campus in north Omaha

    $100,000

    Heartland Family Service

    HEAT 2013 - emergency assistance for residents and families in Pottawattamie County

    $170,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Purchase of van for transportation needs of “Family Works” program

    $13,000

    HELP Adult Services

    Health and medical equipment loan program in southwest Iowa

    $4,300

    Hot Shops Art Foundation

    Neighborhood street pianos in Omaha and Council Bluffs

    $5,000

    Iowa Legal Aid

    “Health and Law Project” for low-income clients in southwest Iowa

    $50,000

    Iowa Lions Foundation

    “Kidsight” program in Council Bluffs

    $2,500

    Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska

    Expansion of legal services into Pottawattamie County

    $20,000

    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    The Pottawattamie County Center for Healthy Families

    $40,000

    Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa

    To fulfill wishes of southwest Iowa children

    $15,000

    MICAH House Corporation

    General operating support for homeless shelter in Council Bluffs

    $80,000

    MICAH House Corporation

    Service vehicle for homeless shelter in Council Bluffs

    $16,000

    Mills County (IA) Prevent Child Abuse Council

    “Circles4Support” program

    $15,000

    Mills County (IA) Public Health

    “Family Matters” recovery project

    $15,000

    Mission for All Nations

    New food warehouse to serve needy in Omaha metro area

    $100,000

    National MS Society Mid America Chapter

    Group services and resources for Pottawattamie County clients

    $10,000

    Neola (Ia) Community Center

    Technology improvements and a new gym floor

    $8,612

    Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

    Information sharing project for local nonprofits

    $12,000

    Omaha Community Foundation

    Nonprofit capacity building initiative for local nonprofits

    $40,000

    One World Community Health Centers, Inc.

    Expansion of prenatal health care services in Omaha metro area

    $40,000

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

    Teen pregnancy and health education project in Omaha metro area

    $45,000

    Pottawattamie County (IA) Firefighters Association

    Equipment upgrades/replacements for volunteer fire departments

    $150,000

    Rescue Mission, Inc.

    Construction of family crisis center and wellness clinic in Omaha

    $50,000

    Southwest Iowa Families, Inc.

    “Stork’s Nest” - family support services in Fremont (IA)/Page (IA) counties

    $10,000

    Stephens Center

    Construction of new homeless shelter in Omaha

    $250,000

    Ted E. Bear Hollow, Inc.

    Family grief services in southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    The Christian Worship Center (New Visions/Mohm’s Place)

    General operating support to feed homeless in Council Bluffs/Omaha

    $50,000

    The Heart Ministry Center

    Job training program for low-income women in Omaha metro

    $10,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    Human services programs in Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area

    $361,000

    Visiting Nurse Association of Pottawattamie County Iowa

    Senior safety and in-home care program in Pottawattamie County

    $30,000

    VSA Arts Nebraska

    Creative arts program at VODEC Center in Council Bluffs

    $3,000

    West Central Community Action

    Lead screening project in southwest Iowa

    $5,000

    Youth Emergency Services, Inc.

    Youth homelessness prevention in Omaha and Council Bluffs

    $16,000

    100 Black Men of Omaha, Inc.

    Saturday leadership academies for youth

    $5,000

    African American Heritage Foundation

    Cultural museum outreach into Council Bluffs area

    $6,000

    African Culture Connection

    Council Bluffs after-school residency project

    $15,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    “Alice in Wonderland” performances in Council Bluffs

    $20,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Local performances in Council Bluffs and Omaha

    $15,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Planning and marketing project

    $5,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Exhibit of Louis Grell mural at Pottawattamie County Courthouse

    $1,000

    Board of Regents/University of Nebraska-Omaha

    Arts education for southwest Iowa teachers

    $12,500

    Collective for Youth

    “Out-of-school time” program for youth in Omaha metro area

    $5,000

    College of St. Mary

    Summer academy for Latina high school students in Omaha area

    $7,500

    Community Education Foundation, Inc.

    “STARS” scholarships for Pottawattamie County adult students in post-secondary schools

    $604,800

    Council Bluffs Public Library

    Expansion of virtual history services

    $40,000

    Council Bluffs Public Library

    Replacement of outdated technology

    $44,500

    Council Bluffs Public Library

    Technology improvements for management, circulation and accuracy of collection

    $150,000

    Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

    “Scouting for Underserved Girls” in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa

    $10,000

    Glenwood Public Library Foundation

    Establishment of “Living Literacy Lab” in Glenwood (IA)

    $35,000

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Leadership development for southwest Iowa students

    $70,000

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Preschool programs in Pottawattamie County school districts

    $1,100,000

    Inclusive Communities

    Leadership program for Omaha metro youth

    $10,000

    Iowa Newspaper Foundation

    Western Iowa “Newspapers in Education” program

    $18,500

    Joslyn Art Museum

    “Museum to the Classroom” in Omaha metro area

    $20,000

    Lied Public Library a.k.a. Clarinda Public Library

    Technology improvements for library users

    $1,150

    Omaha Area Youth Orchestras

    Music education opportunities for Council Bluffs area youth

    $18,500

    Omaha Children’s Museum

    Outreach program to schools in Council Bluffs and Omaha Museum

    $40,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    “Adventures in Music” for southwest Iowa students

    $51,025

    Opera Omaha

    School visits and performances by artists

    $25,000

    Promise Partners

    General operating support including the Pottawattamie County Alliance for Youth

    $62,500

    The Durham Museum

    “Scholars in Residence” education series at Omaha museum

    $10,000

    Turnbull Child Development Center

    Technology upgrades for child care center in Shenandoah (IA)

    $3,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Music and film series in downtown Bayliss Park

    $10,000

    Bluffs Art Council

    General operating support for 2014

    $20,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Workshops for Council Bluffs artists

    $4,500

    Board of Regents/University of Nebraska Omaha

    Program to enhance civic engagement among Latinos

    $37,500

    Carson (IA) Business Club

    Improvements to the community’s Dreamland Theater

    $5,000

    Carstens 1880 Farmstead, Inc.

    Preservation projects at historic farm site near Shelby (IA)

    $15,000

    Cass County (IA) Conservation

    Equipment for snowshoeing activities in local parks

    $1,250

    City of Clarinda (IA)

    Construction of mile-long/multi-use community trail

    $25,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Support of events for 2014 Loessfest  at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park

    $250,000

    City of Griswold (IA)

    Main entrance awning at public library

    $2,250

    City of Griswold (IA)

    New community welcome signs

    $8,000

    City of Lewis (IA)

    Playground equipment for city park

    $7,400

    City of Red Oak (IA)

    Implementation of downtown revitalization plan

    $50,000

    CommonBond Communities

    “Wabash Place” - affordable housing complex in south Council Bluffs

    $250,000

    Council Bluffs Trees Forever

    Plantings along new trail in eastern part of city

    $8,220

    Four County Fair Association

    Improvements to entrances and walkways at fair pavilion in Dunlap (IA)

    $15,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development

    Mormon Trail related inventory of historic sites in southwest Iowa

    $14,500

    Grist Mill Fine Arts Council, Inc.

    Roof replacement of community fine arts center in Macedonia (IA)

    $5,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Program to assist local homeowners with critical repairs

    $300,000

    Historical Society of Pottawattamie County

    Restoration of a historic downtown jail and a former train dining car

    $26,625

    Indian Creek Historical Society and Museum

    Restoration of barn for museum near Emerson (IA)

    $10,000

    Iowa West Foundation Initiatives

    “Art in the Park” initiative with City of Council Bluffs

    $200,000

    Iowa West Foundation Initiatives

    Public art for Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs

    $2,500,000

    Iowa West Foundation Initiatives

    Streetscape Initiative with the City of Council Bluffs

    $444,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Programming at the Arts Center in Council Bluffs

    $35,000

    Keep Council Bluffs Beautiful, Inc.

    “CURB” - improvements in local neighborhoods

    $60,000

    Macedonia Historical Preservation Society

    Expansion of Pioneer Trail Museum in Macedonia (IA)

    $50,000

    Mills County (IA) Conservation

    Construction of a new nature and education center

    $100,000

    Montgomery County Family YMCA

    Wellness equipment at the Red Oak (IA) facility

    $32,500

    Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency

    Regional six-county collaborative planning process

    $75,000

    Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

    Support for donor outreach and foundation operations

    $175,000

    Pottawattamie County Conservation Board

    Acquisition of natural area in eastern part of county

    $210,000

    Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, Inc.

    Maintenance equipment for the Wabash Trace

    $4,300

    Tabor Historical Society

    Preservation of the historic Rev. John Todd House in Tabor (IA)

    $35,000

    The Danish Immigrant Museum

    Curatorial Center addition with “green roof“ at museum in Elk Horn (IA)

    $50,000

    The Danish Immigrant Museum

    Exterior restoration of historic house in Elk Horn (IA)

    $10,000

    The Durham Museum

    “The 1968 Exhibit” - traveling exhibition in Omaha metro area

    $30,000

    Underwood Memorial Building Association

    Reconstruction of basketball/tennis courts in Underwood (IA)

    $3,000

    YMCA of Greater Omaha

    Co-lead gift with Charles E. Lakin Foundation totaling $7 million for new $16 million Council Bluffs YMCA

    $3,500,000

    Downtown Omaha, Inc. Foundation

    Holiday Lights Festival

    $15,000

    French Icarian Colony Foundation

    Continued development at site of French Icarian Village near Corning (IA)

    $20,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development

    Loess Hills Visitor Guidebook and mobile website 

    $40,000

    Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation

    The “Advance Southwest Iowa” collaboration

    $2,200,000

    Historical Society of Pottawattamie County

    Capacity building program

    $18,000

    New Community Development Corporation

    Construction job training programs at community college in Council Bluffs

    $140,000

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    Railroad Days 2014 - a collaborative regional celebration

    $25,000

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    Support for Council Bluffs downtown revitalization fund

    $800,000

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    Support for downtown 
revitalization fund

    $500,000

    African Culture Connection

    Summer residency program at three Council Bluffs schools

    $21,575

    Ballet Nebraska

    “Snow White” performances and a student matinée in Omaha

    $10,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Performance at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs

    $20,000

    Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska Omaha

    Arts education for southwest Iowa teachers

    $8,000

    Buena Vista University

    “Telepresence” for Council Bluffs site

    $18,000

    Center for the Advancement of Self-Sufficiency Incorporated

    Technology upgrades for Atlantic (IA) facility serving the disabled

    $15,000

    Children’s Imagination Station Daycare & Preschool

    Motor skill equipment at Denison (IA) facility

    $3,625

    City of Corning (IA)

    Computers for patrons and staff at library

    $1,700

    College of Saint Mary

    Summer academy for high school students in Omaha area

    $5,000

    Community Education 
Foundation, Inc.

    Grants for improved educational opportunities in Council Bluffs

    $33,500

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Renovation of a site for a collaboration with Heartland Family Service

    $407,500

    Eckels Memorial Library

    Additions to the library collection in Oakland (IA)

    $2,500

    El Museo Latino

    Cultural arts for at-risk children in south Omaha

    $10,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    Capacity building program for agency in Pottawattamie County

    $115,000

    Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Inc.

    Outreach and operating support for Council Bluffs office

    $15,000

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Planning for a career technical institute in southwest Iowa

    $50,000

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Preschool programs in Pottawattamie County school districts

    $1,100,000

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Summer leadership academies in southwest Iowa

    $27,000

    Humanities Iowa

    Cultural speaker programs in southwest Iowa

    $4,500

    Inclusive Communities

    Human relations workshops for southwest Iowa youth

    $10,000

    Iowa JAG, Inc.

    Programs in Council Bluffs schools to assist students with post-secondary transitions

    $40,000

    Iowa Newspaper Foundation

    Newspapers in southwest Iowa school libraries

    $18,500

    Iowa Public Television Foundation

    Southwest Iowa equipment improvements

    $225,000

    Iowa West Foundation Initiatives

    College Access Program (CAP) - administered by AIM Institute

    $344,415

    Iowa West Foundation Initiatives

    Iowa West Opportunity Scholarships - administered by the Iowa College Foundation

    $495,000

    Iowa West Foundation Initiatives

    Summer Meal Program - expanded with Arby’s Foundation, Hunger Free Heartland and Council Bluffs Schools


    $60,000

    Iowa Western Community College

    Information technology internships in collaboration with local businesses

    $101,187

    Joslyn Art Museum

    “Museum to the Classroom” program for Pottawattamie County schools

    $20,000

    Omaha Area Youth Orchestras

    Support of music education opportunities for Council Bluffs youth

    $18,000

    Omaha Children’s Museum

    Renovation of the museum’s 
“Grocery Store” area

    $15,000

    Omaha Children’s Museum

    Student field trips from local schools

    $45,000

    Omaha Community Playhouse

    Tour of “The Fantasticks” in southwest Iowa

    $50,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    “Adventures in Music” for southwest Iowa students

    $57,870

    Omaha Zoological Society

    Multi-purpose preschool classrooms at Henry Doorly Zoo

    $100,000

    Opera Omaha

    Opportunities for local students to attend “Cinderella”

    $30,000

    Promise Partners

    Program funding for the Pottawattamie County Alliance for Youth

    $120,000

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T.2

    Theater programs in southwest Iowa schools on healthy relationships

    $8,500

    Ted E. Bear Hollow, Inc.

    Outreach of grieving services into Council Bluffs schools

    $4,496

    The Nature Conservancy

    Fire management education for the Loess Hills of western Iowa

    $10,000

    All Care Health Center - 
Council Bluffs

    Patient eligibility assistance and prescription drug management

    $70,000

    ALS in the Heartland, Inc.

    New patient services for “Lou Gehrig’s” disease in southwest Iowa

    $7,670

    American Red Cross Loess Hills Chapter

    General operating support for Council Bluffs site

    $40,000

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

    Community-based mentoring in Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa

    $40,000

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

    General operating support for Council Bluffs club

    $140,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Development of family therapy center at Council Bluffs campus

    $35,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Replacement of windows at Council Bluffs Children’s Center

    $32,000

    City of Carter Lake (IA)

    Family enrichment programming at the Community Resource Center

    $149,875

    Community of Christ Caring Ministries Corporation

    Transitional housing for Council Bluffs youth aging out of foster care

    $40,000

    Community Opportunities, Inc.

    Start-up parenting program in Audubon County (IA)

    $6,000

    Council Bluffs Community 
School District

    “Hungry for Happiness Council Bluffs” - a collaborative to provide summer meals

    $60,000

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Program to assist local families during holiday season

    $45,000

    Creighton University

    Expansion of financial education program in Council Bluffs

    $70,126

    Food Bank for the Heartland

    “Weekend Food for Kids” in Omaha metro area

    $15,000

    Girls Incorporated of Omaha

    Renovation of “North Center” facility

    $50,000

    Heartland Family Service

    “Iowa Family Works” - residential substance abuse treatment

    $275,000

    Heartland Family Service

    “Pottawattamie County Homeless Link” - homeless prevention programs

    $300,000

    Heartland Family Service

    “HEAT 2014” - emergency assistance for families in Pottawattamie County

    $170,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Substance abuse case management in southwest Iowa

    $143,000

    HELP Adult Services

    Health equipment services in southwest Iowa

    $2,000

    HOPE-Net Ministries, Inc.

    Community re-entry support system for southwest Iowa women

    $6,500

    Hospice with Heart

    Furniture and computers for Hospice House in Glenwood (IA)

    $17,000

    Iowa Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

    “Embrace Iowa - Mental Health First Aid” training in southwest Iowa

    $8,000

    Iowa Legal Aid

    Legal education services for southwest Iowa families and foster care youth

    $76,134

    Iowa Special Olympics Inc.

    Special events in southwest Iowa

    $7,500

    Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital

    “Caring for our Communities” - 
a program for chronically ill in southwest Iowa

    $152,900

    Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska

    Legal consultations in southwest Iowa on immigrant issues

    $25,000

    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    Pottawattamie County treatment program for families affected by child abuse

    $11,525

    Merrymakers Association

    Entertainment in southwest Iowa nursing homes

    $6,000

    MICAH House Corporation

    General operating support for homeless shelter in Council Bluffs

    $75,000

    Midlands Community Foundation

    Honor Flight to Washington D.C. for Korean War veterans of southwest Iowa

    $30,000

    Mills County (IA) Public Health

    “Family Matters” - drug abuse recovery project

    $15,000

    Outlook Nebraska, Inc.

    Expansion of education center for blind/visually impaired in Omaha metro

    $50,000

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

    STD prevention education program in Omaha area

    $50,000

    Pottawattamie County Firefighters Association

    Equipment upgrade fund for 
volunteer fire and rescue departments

    $175,000

    Pottawattamie County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network

    General operating support

    $50,000

    Santa Monica, Inc.

    Half-way house services for Pottawattamie County women

    $21,504

    Southwest Iowa Families, Inc.

    Family/parent education programs in Fremont and Page counties

    $10,000

    Southwest Iowa Families, Inc.

    New entrance for disabled at Clarinda (IA) facility

    $2,000

    Southwest Iowa Mediation Center

    Mediation services in family law cases

    $50,000

    The Christian Worship Center

    General operating support for New Visions/Mohm’s Place in Council Bluffs

    $50,000

    The Kent Bellows Foundation

    Young artist mentoring program in Omaha area

    $3,000

    Together, Inc. of Metropolitan Omaha

    Services for persons in poverty

    $5,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    Human services programs in Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area

    $360,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    Needs assessment in Omaha -Council Bluffs metro area

    $25,000

    University of Nebraska Foundation/University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Comprehensive Cancer Center

    $1,000,000

    Visiting Nurse Association of Pottawattamie County

    Services for low-income, first-time mothers

    $29,000

    Visiting Nurse Association of Pottawattamie County

    “Shelter Nursing Program” for local homeless 

    $50,000

    Vocational Development Center, Inc.

    Expansion of building and services for the disabled in Council Bluffs

    $65,000

    Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center

    Southwest Iowa services for persons touched by cancer

    $47,600

    Youth Emergency Services, Inc.

    Homeless services for Omaha-Council Bluffs youth

    $15,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Two performances at community college in Council Bluffs

    $25,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Music and movies in Bayliss and River's Edge parks

    $6,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Furniture and audio visual equipment for visitor center on Council Bluffs campus

    $22,172

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Start-up of new "Pediatric Integrated Health Services" in Council Bluffs

    $25,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Planning and improvements to landing area of Missouri River pedestrian bridge

    $850,000

    Council Bluffs Historic Preservation Alliance

    Front porch restoration of Historic Bregant House

    $2,636

    Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund, Inc.

    Affordable housing and residential rehabilitation program

    $50,000

    Crossroads of Western Iowa

    Volunteer program for intellectually disabled

    $2,000

    El Centro Latino

    An Iowa West Foundation initiative for capacity building of organization

    $35,000

    Grameen America, Inc.

    Expansion of self-sufficiency and microloan program into Council Bluffs

    $350,000

    Green Hills Area Education Association

    Preschool programs in Pottawattamie County school districts

    $1,100,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Implementation of "Asset Based Community Development" in neighborhoods

    $374,090

    Hospice of Southwest Iowa

    Medical records documentation upgrade

    $2,500

    Joslyn Art Museum

    Capital improvements to art museum

    $1,000,000

    Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa

    Fulfilling wishes of southwest Iowa children

    $20,000

    Mills County Fair Association Free Fair

    Community building at fairgrounds in Mills County (IA)

    $150,000

    Mills County (IA) Prevent Child Abuse Council, Inc.

    "Circles4Support" program

    $7,500

    Omaha Performing Arts Society

    Data management and capacity building project

    $78,500

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

    Prevention education in Douglas (NE), Montgomery (IA) and Pottawattamie (IA) counties on STI's and teen pregnancy

    $50,000

    Successlink

    Creation of an evaluative database for Council Bluffs area schools to measure the impact of programs on student educational success

    $25,000

    The Christian Worship Center

    Strategic planning and operating support for a homeless shelter and meal site in Council Bluffs

    $15,000

    YFC, Inc.

    The Maha Music Festival in Omaha region including a Council Bluffs pre-concert

    $7,500

    American Red Cross Loess Hills Chapter

    General operating support for Council Bluffs site

    $27,500

    Angels Among Us, Inc.

    Financial aid for Omaha metro area families who have children with cancer

    $25,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Support of annual productions including Council Bluffs performances

    $85,000

    Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council

    Camp storm shelters for scouts from southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska

    $200,000

    City of Pilger (NE)

    Relief services for community damaged by tornado

    $25,000

    City of Villisca (IA)

    Public library roof restoration

    $10,875

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Program to assist local families during holiday season

    $45,000

    Council Bluffs Senior Center, Inc.

    Membership financial assistance for low income seniors

    $25,000

    Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum

    Expansion of the education coordinator position at museum in Council Bluffs

    $22,500

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Construction of seven houses and safety repairs to 45 homes

    $292,000

    Iowa School for the Deaf Foundation

    New playground for elementary students at ISD campus in Council Bluffs

    $40,000

    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    Educational program in Pottawattamie County to prevent child neglect or abuse

    $35,000

    MICAH House

    General operating support for family homeless shelter in Council Bluffs

    $70,000

    Omaha Area Youth Orchestras

    Support of music education opportunities for Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa youth

    $18,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES program to help rural communities meet infrastructure needs

    $753,586

    Pottawattamie County Conservation Board

    Regional Iowa West Foundation initiative for recreational trails

    $1,100,000

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T.2

    Theater programs in southwest Iowa schools on healthy relationships and bullying prevention

    $4,445

    Santa Monica, Inc.

    Half-way house services for Pottawattamie County women

    $10,460

    Senior Futures, Inc.

    Chore services for low income senior citizens in Pottawattamie County

    $8,280

    Shelby County (IA) Historical Museum

    Storage and preservation project

    $15,000

    Special Olympics Iowa, Inc.

    Southwest Iowa area events

    $5,000

    The Christian Worship Center / MOHM's Place

    Operating support for a homeless shelter and meal site in Council Bluffs

    $70,000

    The Durham Museum

    Facility maintenance initiative for museum in Omaha

    $100,000

    The Nature Conservancy

    Loess Hills land acquisition in Pottawattamie County to preserve native grasslands

    $82,133

    African Culture Connection

    After-school and summer residency program focused on African history, culture and the arts

    $20,000

    Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska - Omaha

    Council Bluffs Latino capacity building/leadership program

    $25,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Phase II of Kanesville-Tinley Neighborhood Initiative in Council Bluffs

    $158,085

    City of Dedham (IA)

    Baseball field improvements and playground construction

    $10,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Iowa West Foundation Initiative for School Administrative Managers and summer school programming

    $2,957,218

    Community Education Foundation

    Grants for improved educational opportunities in Council Bluffs classrooms

    $33,500

    Council Bluffs Senior Center, Inc.

    Locker room renovation and equipment upgrades

    $150,000

    Credit Advisors Foundation

    Financial management counseling for residents in the Council Bluffs region

    $10,000

    Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation

    2014 Holiday Lights Festival

    $15,000

    Griswold Public Library

    Technology improvements for patrons of Griswold (IA) library

    $1,500

    Heartland Family Service

    "Iowa Family Works" residential substance abuse treatment

    $175,000

    Iowa West Foundation

    Update of Council Bluffs entryway towers on West Broadway to LED lighting

    $671,492

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    With Heartland Family Service, an Iowa West Foundation Initiative for a mental health program

    $150,943

    Live Well Council Bluffs

    CURB: "Creating Ultimate Residential Beautification"

    $60,000

    Manning Betterment Foundation

    Manning (IA) child care center renovation

    $12,500

    Opera Omaha

    For season production of Rigolett, A Flowering Tree, and Fidelio

    $30,000

    Pottawattamie County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network

    General Operating Support

    $30,000

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

    Community-based mentoring for children in Mills and Pottawattamie County

    $40,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    General operating support 2015

    $15,000

    Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

    General operating support for Council Bluffs club

    $85,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Capital campaign for new residential cottages and academic center upgrade

    $2,700,000

    City of Carter Lake (IA)

    Construction of walking/running track

    $12,438

    City of Council Bluffs

    Transformation of historic trolley building into a park shelter

    $15,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Operating support to city arena

    $100,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Development of splash pad and plaza at Fairmount Park

    $100,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Support of events for 2015 LoessFest at River's Edge Park

    $175,000

    City of Glenwood (IA)

    Lazy River feature for the Charles E. Lakin Aquatic Center

    $50,000

    College of Saint Mary

    Summer academy for Latina high school students in Pottawattamie County

    $4,500

    Heartland Family Service

    Children's Center to address the behavioral health needs of children in our community

    $100,000

    Heartland Family Service

    HEAT 2015 - housing and emergency assistance for residents and families in Pottawattamie County

    $170,000

    Iowa JAG, Inc.

    Dropout prevention programs in Council Bluffs schools

    $40,000

    Iowa Newspaper Foundation

    Newspapers in southwest Iowa school libraries

    $18,500

    Iowa West Foundation Initiative

    Iowa West Opportunity Scholarship Program for first generation college students administered by the Iowa College Foundation

    $400,000

    Malvern Area Betterment Association

    Main Street revitalization project in Malvern (IA)

    $40,000

    Mills County (IA) Public Health

    "Family Matters" - drug abuse recovery projects

    $7,500

    Omaha Botanical Gardens

    Railroad Days 2015 - a collaborative regional celebration

    $25,000

    Omaha Children's Museum

    Outreach and field trip programs and subsidized memberships for students in Pottawattamie County schools

    $40,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    "Adventures in Music" program for southwest Iowa students and teachers, grades K-12

    $30,300

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES program to support rural economic development

    $665,000

    Sons and Daughters of Imogene, Inc.

    Improvement to the baseball complex in Imogene (IA)

    $10,000

    Ted E. Bear Hollow, Inc.

    Outreach/grieving services in local area schools

    $5,950

    The Omaha Community Foundation

    Nonprofit capacity building initiative for local nonprofits

    $20,000

    Audubon County Early Childhood Organization (IA)

    Programmatic support for the Children's Nest Daycare Center

    $40,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Program support for Season Six: "Cleopatra," "The Nutcracker," and "Momentum 6"

    $124,000

    Bluffs Arts Council

    Arts programming in 2015-2016

    $11,000

    Chanticleer, Inc.

    Program support for the 2015-2016 season

    $30,000

    City of Griswold

    Improvements to the Griswold Community Building

    $10,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Support for the Pottawattamie Promise program delivery

    $398,372

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Stadium campaign

    $1,000,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Wi-Fi Initiative Phase 2

    $153,000

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Program to assist Pottawattamie County families in need during the holiday season

    $45,000

    Eckels Memorial Library

    2015 collection development in library located in Oakland (IA)

    $2,000

    El Centro Latino

    Operational support in 2015-16

    $75,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    General Operating Support

    $146,500

    Food Bank for the Heartland

    Back Pack for Kids Program providing weekend meals for 1,500 at-risk children in Council Bluffs

    $25,000

    Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, Inc.

    Programmatic support for an online volunteer and parent engagement system

    $7,500

    Green Hills AEA

    Support for preschool program in Pottawattamie County school districts

    $1,100,000

    Harlan Friends of Downtown

    LED lighting and updated sound system in historic downtown Harlan

    $7,500

    HELP Adult Services

    Purchase of new delivery vehicle

    $5,000

    Historic General Dodge House

    Funding to support capital improvement and collection management project

    $24,500

    Iowa Dental Foundation

    Mission of Mercy dental project to be held in Council Bluffs

    $25,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Programming at the Arts Center in Council Bluffs

    $22,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Pottawattamie Promise

    $1.849,170

    Joslyn Art Museum

    Support for the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program for students in Council Bluffs

    $15,600

    Merrymakers Association

    Southwest Iowa senior music project

    $4,000

    Omaha Community Foundation

    Incentive funds for Pottawattamie County nonprofits that raised funds through Omaha Gives!

    $21,500

    Omaha Conservatory of Music

    2015-2016 Omaha Conservatory of Music's Sprouts Program at participating CBCSD schools

    $30,000

    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

    Prevention education in Pottawattamie County on Sexually Transmitted Infections and teen pregnancy

    $39,500

    Riverside Community School District

    Support for Pottawattamie Promise program delivery

    $76,344

    Southwest Iowa Nature Trails

    Interactive information kiosks at three cities on the Wabash Trace

    $20,000

    Stanton Historical Society

    Repair and repainting of the Swedish coffeepot water tower

    $5,000

    The Durham Museum

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition project

    $20,000

    West Pottawattamie County Agricultural Extension District

    Support for the West Pottawattamie County 4-H youth programming administration

    $57,700

    Angels Among Us, Inc.

    Financial Aid for Families of Children with Cancer

    $20,000

    Audubon Recreation Foundation

    Recreation Center in Audubon

    $50,000

    Blue Barn Theatre

    Expanded programming for 2015-2016 season

    $9,200

    Carstens 1880s Farmstead, Inc. (Shelby)

    Restoration

    $15,750

    City of Clarinda

    Downtown Facade Revitalization

    $55,975

    City of Council Bluffs

    Communications Officer

    $152,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Rental Housing Inspection

    $64,202

    Community Education Foundation

    STARS Scholarship Program

    $369,526

    Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund

    Affordable Housing 2015-2016

    $45,058

    Downtown Omaha Inc. Foundation

    2015 Holiday Lights Festival

    $15,000

    Fourth Judicial District

    Department of Correctional Service - drug court

    $113,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Lewis Central Children's Mental Health Program

    $300,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Housing Emergency Assistance Task Force

    $170,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Iowa Family Works

    $77,500

    Heartland Family Service

    Substance Abuse Services

    $37,500

    Heartland Family Service

    Support to Families Displaced due to Rental Inspection Program

    $30,000

    Habitat for Humanity

    General Operating Funds

    $100,000

    Hearts and Hugs Day Care, Inc. (Corning)

    Facility renovation

    $10,000

    Heritage Services

    Riverfront Study

    $95,500

    Justice For Our Neighbors

    Legal assistance for low-income immigrants in southwest Iowa

    $32,500

    Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

    RSafe program

    $15,000

    MICAH House Corporation

    General Operating Funds

    $35,000

    Montgomery County Family YMCA (Red Oak)

    Indoor Tennis Lighting/Court Enhancement

    $20,000

    Neola Area Community Center

    Strong(er) Community

    $10,000

    Omaha Theater Company

    Rose Theater Field Trips for Council Bluffs students

    $9,452

    Opera Omaha

    "La Fanciulla del West" and "Semele" productions

    $30,000

    Pottawattamie County Supervisors

    Veterans Administration Building

    $275,000

    Vocational Development Center

    Residential Home Renovation

    $25,000

    African Culture Connection

    After School and Summer Camp Program

    $19,000

    Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands

    General Operation Funding for Council Bluffs Club

    $85,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Loessfest 2016

    $175,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    River's Edge Park Phase II - Landing Park

    $1,515,000

    Iowa West Foundation Initiative

    Community Development Consortium

    $500,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    Birth-Three Parent Education Programming in Pottawattamie County

    $120,000

    Green Hills AEA

    Pottawattamie County Preschool

    $1,100,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development

    Southwest Iowa Rural Art and Culture Development

    $32,500

    Heartland Family Service

    Iowa Family Works

    $155,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Homeless LINK

    $100,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Substance Abuse Prevention

    $75,000

    Iowa JAG, Inc.

    Middle/High School Dropout Prevention Program

    $35,000

    Justice For Our Neighbors

    Legal Assistance for low-income Immigrants in southwest Iowa

    $65,000

    Lutheran Family Services

    Pottawattamie County Center for Healthy Families

    $35,000

    Lutheran Family Services

    RSafe Program

    $15,000

    Metro Area Planning Agency (MAPA)

    Heartland 2050 Implementation

    $65,000

    MICAH House

    General Operation Funding

    $70,000

    Omaha's Children's Museum

    Field Trips and Memberships for Pottawattamie County Students and Families

    $40,000

    Omaha Community Foundation

    Pottawattamie Gives! Challenge Funds

    $21,500

    Omaha Symphony Association

    2015/2016 Adventures in Music Program for southwest Iowa

    $15,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES program

    $836,850

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    100 Block Redevelopment Project

    $1,000,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    Programs in Pottawattamie County

    $300,000

    Audubon Community Cinema

    The Rose Movie Theater Renovation

    $6,000

    Ballet Nebraska

    Season Seven: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker & Momentum 7

    $100,000

    Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines

    Phoenix House Remodel

    $60,000

    Centro Latino

    General Operating Support

    $75,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    CBFD Bell Tower Project

    $85,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    UN image campaign

    $100,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    BLink Wi-Fi Phase III

    $150,000

    Connections Area Agency on Aging

    “Meals on Wheels”

    $70,000

    Friends of the Union Pacific Museum

    “Working on the Railroad” Exhibit

    $100,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Neighborhood Network, Year 3

    $106,920

    Iowa Newspaper Foundation

    Southwest Iowa Newspapers in Education Program

    $18,500

    Joslyn Art Museum

    Kent Bellows Mentoring Program for southwest Iowa Students

    $16,700

    Mimran Event Management, Inc.

    USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships

    $20,000

    Omaha Theater Company

    School Field Trips for Council Bluffs First-Graders

    $7,112.50

    Omaha Zoological Society

    Education and Exploration Center

    $500,000

    Pottawattamie County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network

    General Operating Support

    $15,000

    Promise Partners

    Youth Philanthropy, Grantmaking & Community Networking

    $20,000

    Santa Monica, Inc.

    Treatment/Halfway House for Iowa Women

    $24,000

    Youth Emergency Services

    Street Outreach Services in Council Bluffs

    $25,000

    Chanticleer, Inc.

    2016-2017 season programming

    $22,000

    City of Avoca

    Police Department - 2016 communications equipment

    $2,500

    City of Avoca

    Public Library - Main entry renovation for ADA compliance

    $4,950

    City of Council Bluffs

    Public Library - Council Bluffs newspaper archive (1857-2002)

    $120,000

    City of Tabor

    Main Street Lights and Brick Paving Improvements

    $10,000

    Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation

    Classroom Grants 2016-2017

    $15,000

    Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation

    Capacity Building

    $10,000

    Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation

    STARS program

    $342,614

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    International Baccalaureate Program for Kirn and Wilson Middle Schools

    $186,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Summer School for 2017 and 2018

    $1,278,900

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Goodfellows 2016

    $35,000

    Family Inc.

    Raise Me to Read

    $35,000

    Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Inc.

    Girl Scout STEM program

    $3,000

    Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation

    *The Kitchen Council - a food incubator entrepreneurship program

    $100,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Housing and Emergency Assistance Task Force (HEAT)

    $170,000

    Iowa Legal Aid

    Youth Link Project

    $28,791

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    2016-2017 season programming

    $30,000

    Joslyn Art Museum

    Interpretive technology for the reinstallations of permanent European galleries

    $20,000

    KANEKO

    Creative Catalyst – After school arts program in Council Bluffs

    $2,362

    New Visions Christian Worship Center

    Capacity building

    $69,000

    Nishna Valley Family YMCA

    Wellness equipment

    $32,500

    Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, Inc.

    Impact Iowa – support for Prelude Strings and Honors Orchestra for CBCSD

    $28,927

    Omaha Development Foundation

    Missouri River Commons

    $35,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    2016-2017 Adventures in Music – southwest Iowa

    $26,000

    Opera Omaha

    Productions: “La boheme,” Cosi fan tutte” and “Flight”

    $30,000

    Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment

    Arts and Culture District

    $2,325,369

    The Blue Barn Theatre

    2016-2017 season programming

    $10,000

    Iowa West Foundation initiative

    FieldhouseUSA at the Mid-America Center

    $3,500,000

    Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Summer Camp 2016

    $5,000

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    Railroad Days 2016

    $25,000

    Omaha Children's Museum

    Omaha Children's Museum Partner School Program

    $40,000

    Omaha Community Foundation

    The Landscape Project

    $18,000

    Special Olympics

    Southwest Iowa area events

    $1,200

    University of Iowa

    Iowa Literacy Center

    $50,000

    Pottawattamie County Development Corporation

    Placemaking Consortium

    $2,000,000

    Iowa West Foundation initiative

    River's Edge Park Phase II - Landing Park

    $1,150,000

    Iowa West Foundation initiative

    FieldhouseUSA at the Mid-America Center

    $2,000,000

    Iowa West Foundation initiative

    PACE

    $2,000,000

    Iowa West Foundation initiative

    Raise Me to Read

    $225,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Loessfest 2017

    $175,000

    Inclusive Communities

    Youth Programming support in Council Bluffs

    $8,000

    I-JAG

    Dropout prevention program in Council Bluffs schools

    $20,000

    Iowa Public Broadcast Network Foundation

    Repainting & Lighting replacement for KHIN tower in Red Oak

    $53,330

    Iowa Western Community College

    Fitness & Wellness Center

    $500,000

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    Railroad Days 2017

    $25,000

    Omaha Children's Museum

    Outreach, field trip programs and subsidized memberships for Pottawattamie County families

    $45,000

    Omaha Community Foundation

    Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

    $20,000

    Omaha Community Foundation

    Pottawattamie Gives! Incentives

    $21,500

    Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment

    Arts & Culture Center

    $1,266,436

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES Program

    $921,525

    The 712 Initiative

    General Operating Support

    $500,000

    The Durham Museum

    Top Secret: License to Spy Exhibition

    $25,000

    The Nature Conservancy

    Acquisition of 506-acre Loess Hills Natural Area near Council Bluffs

    $400,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    Annual Campaign and Convening Efforts in Food Security

    $275,000

    Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands

    Multi-Year Funding General Operating Support for Council Bluffs club

    $85,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    Multi-Year Funding General Operating Support/Birth-Three Parent Education Programming in Pottawattamie County

    $120,000

    Green Hills AEA

    Multi-Year Funding Pottawattamie County Preschool

    $1,100,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Multi-Year Funding
    -Iowa Family Works
    -Homeless LINK
    -Substance Abuse Prevention

    $330,000

    Justice For Our Neighbors

    Multi-Year Funding for Legal Assistance for low-income immigrants in southwest Iowa

    $65,000

    Lutheran Family Services

    Multi-Year Funding
    -Pottawattamie County Center for Healthy Families
    -RSafe Program

    $50,000

    MICAH House

    Multi-Year Funding for Homeless Services for Families/General Operating Support

    $70,000

    AHSTW Community Schools

    Career & Technical Education Equipment

    $85,492

    Ballet Nebraska

    Season 8: Momentum, The Nutcracker, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    $125,000

    Centro Latino of Iowa

    Operational Support 2017-18

    $75,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Sternhill Park – Art in the Park

    $54,500

    City of Council Bluffs

    West Broadway Reconstruction Project - Phase 1

    $1,700,000

    City of Shelby

    Dewer System Improvement

    $150,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    BLink Wifi - Phase Four

    $100,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    Middle Years International Baccalaureate Program, Year 2

    $404,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Neighborhood Network

    $70,000

    Joslyn Art Museum

    Kent Bellows Mentoring Program

    $20,500

    Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa

    Wish Granting/Adopt-a-Wish

    $20,000

    Omaha Conservatory of Music

    Violin Sprouts of Council Bluffs

    $35,500

    Omaha Creative Institute

    Professional Development Series

    $3,000

    Omaha Performing Arts Society

    Orpheum Theater’s 90th Anniversary Capital Improvements

    $100,000

    Omaha Theater Company

    Rose Theater Field Trips for CBCSD First Graders

    $7,112.50

    Metro Area Planning Agency (MAPA)

    Heartland 2050 Implementation/Close the Gap

    $65,000

    Pheasants Forever, Inc.

    Precision Agriculture Technology Integration

    $73,671

    Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment (PACE)

    Arts and Culture Center

    $408,195

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    Rural Recycling Center

    $222,500

    Radio Talking Book Service

    Radio Talking Book Network

    $3,500

    Red Oak Grant Theater, Inc.

    Phase II - Theater Addition

    $90,000

    Tri-Center Community School District

    Preschool/Before & After School Programming

    $50,000

    Angels Among Us, Inc.

    Family assistance program - Pottawattamie County

    $21,600

    Blue Barn Theater

    2017-2018 programming

    $5,000

    Chanticleer, Inc.

    Programming support for 2017-2018 season

    $32,000

    City of Carroll

    Kellan's Kingdom: Carroll's first all-inclusive playground

    $10,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Bayliss Park holiday lights

    $24,370

    City of Council Bluffs

    River's Edge parking garage

    $2,000,000

    City of Crescent

    Bunker gear

    $10,000

    City of Denison

    Audio-Visual equipment

    $4,000

    Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation

    Classroom grants for teachers 2017-2018

    $15,000

    Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation

    STARS Scholarship program for adults

    $426,775

    Downtown Riverfront Trust

    Iowa/Nebraska Riverfront Study

    $250,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    Capacity Building/Executive Director Search

    $16,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Housing and Emergency Task Force (HEAT)

    $170,000

    Iowa Legal Aid

    Community stabilization project

    $40,809

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Access to performing arts programs

    $30,000

    MICAH House

    Shelter Reimagined campaign

    $425,000

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc.

    The Recycled Art of Sayaka Ganz, Kim Merz and Aurora Robson

    $12,500

    Omaha Symphony

    Adventures in Music

    $25,000

    Omaha Zoological Society

    Asian Highlands

    $250,000

    Opera Omaha

    "Falstaff," "Medea," and "Proving Up" productions

    $25,000

    Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment

    Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center

    $600,000

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

    Building healthy relationships through theatre in Council Bluffs

    $9,150

    Shelby County Historical Society

    Military Exhibit Hall

    $8,250

    Walnut Volunteer Fire Department

    Compressed air foam system, pagers, parkas and blowers

    $7,567

    Ballet Nebraska

    General Operating Funding

    $125,000

    Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands

    General Operating Funding for Council Bluffs Club

    $85,000

    Carson Volunteer Fire Department

    EMS equipment

    $10,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Planning and construction of a trail along the First Avenue corridor in Council Bluffs

    $200,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Loessfest 2018: River's Edge Park events

    $250,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    All-America City signs

    $25,000

    City of Logan

    Basketball and tennis court rehab in the city park/“Kellen’s Kourts”

    $20,000

    Credit Advisors Foundation

    Outreach to southwest Iowa nonprofits

    $5,910

    Durham Museum

    General Operating Funding

    $25,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    General Operating Funding supporting early childhood education and literacy

    $120,000

    Food Bank for the Heartland

    School-based mobile pantries

    $18,600

    Friends of Lake Manawa

    Dream Playground Re-Imagined

    $160,000

    Green Hills AEA

    General Operating Funding for preschool

    $1,100,000

    Heartland Family Service

    General Operating Funding supporting Iowa Family Works, substance abuse services, and homeless services

    $330,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    General Operating Funding for the Performing Arts Center

    $30,000

    Joslyn Art Museum

    General Operating Funding supporting Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program

    $25,000

    Justice For Our Neighbors

    General Operating Funding supporting immigration legal services in southwest Iowa

    $65,000

    Lutheran Family Services

    General Operating Funding supporting child abuse prevention and sexual abuse treatment programming in Council Bluffs

    $50,000

    MICAH House

    General Operating Funding supporting homeless families

    $70,000

    Neighborworks Home Solutions

    Construction Trades Partnership to build one single-family home in conjunction with Iowa Western Community College’s Home Building Program

    $62,500

    Neighborworks Home Solutions

    Funding for a targeted, multi-phase, mixed-income revitalization of the Walnut Grove development area

    $200,000

    New Visions Homeless Services

    General Operating Funding supporting services for the homeless

    $100,000

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. Lauritzen Gardens

    General Operating Funding

    $12,500

    Omaha Botanical Center, Inc. Lauritzen Gardens

    Railroad Days

    $25,000

    Omaha Children's Museum

    General Operating Funding supporting field trips, outreach visits and low-cost memberships for families in southwest Iowa

    $45,000

    Omaha Community Foundation

    Pottawattamie Gives! Incentives

    $20,000

    Omaha Symphony Association

    General Operating Funding supporting Adventures in Music for southwest Iowa students

    $25,000

    Omaha Theater Company - Rose Theater

    General Operating Funding for School Field Trip Program for southwest Iowa students

    $25,000

    Opera Omaha

    General Operating Funding

    $25,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    CITIES: City of Carson to complete its façade improvement plan; City of Hancock to improve its municipal wastewater system

    $474,125

    The 712 Initiative

    Downtown Re-Vitalization Fund

    $1,000,000

    The 712 Initiative

    General Operating Funding

    $500,000

    Treynor Volunteer Fire Department

    EMS equipment

    $10,000

    United Way of the Midlands

    Annual Campaign and the regional food insecurity project

    $275,000

    Avoca Volunteer Fire Department

    EMS Equipment

    $10,000

    Centro Latino of Iowa

    General operating funding

    $75,000

    Centro Latino of Iowa

    Executive Director search

    $15,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Bayliss Park holiday lighting Phase II

    $25,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    Signage at the Mid-America Center

    $500,000

    City of Council Bluffs

    West Broadway Reconstruction Phase II

    $2,000,000

    Council Bluffs Goodfellows

    Matching funds for emergency aid and grocery vouchers for holiday meals for needy families

    $35,000

    Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund

    Funds for affordable housing in Council Bluffs

    $35,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    Raise Me to Read

    $35,000

    Four County Fair Association

    Expo Building Renovations

    $20,000

    Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Inc.

    Scholarships and activities for Pottawattamie County Girl Scouts

    $1,212

    Greater Omaha YMCA

    Charles E. Lakin YMCA/The Center merger

    $100,000

    Golden Hills Resource Conservation & Development

    Loess Hills Missouri River Region Parks to People Coordination

    $24,000

    Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

    Neighborhood Network

    $160,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Lewis Central Children’s Mental Health Program

    $160,000

    Iowa Western Community College Foundation

    Pottawattamie Promise

    $595,000

    Omaha Zoological Society

    Carousel Plaza

    $50,000

    Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors

    County Economic Development

    $250,000

    Walnut Volunteer Fire Department

    EMS equipment

    $9,986

    Chanticleer, Inc.

    2018-2019 Operating funds

    $35,000

    Children's Square U.S.A.

    Fund development

    $25,000

    City of Atlantic

    Library renovation

    $30,000

    Community of Christ Caring Ministries

    Beautification project

    $39,299.40

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    BLink Phase V

    $100,000

    Council Bluffs Community School District

    International Baccalaureate - Year 3 Implementation

    $365,000

    Crescent Volunteer Fire Department

    Bunker gear

    $10,000

    FAMILY, Inc.

    Raise Me to Read

    $100,000

    Fontanelle Forest

    Environmental education programming for Iowa

    $4,521

    Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation

    Council Bluffs Chamber – workforce development initiative

    $75,000

    Greater Omaha Chamber Foundation

    Prosper Omaha 2.0

    $500,000

    Heartland Bike Share

    Electric bikes for Council Bluffs

    $10,000

    Heartland Family Service

    Housing and Emergency Assistance Task Force (HEAT)

    $170,000

    Inclusive Communities

    Youth programming support

    $8,000

    Intercultural Senior Center

    Outreach to Council Bluffs residents

    $21,000

    Iowa West Foundation initiative

    Riverfront Revitalization

    $595,000

    Iowa Western Community College

    Pottawattamie Promise

    $483,928

    Metro Area Planning Agency (MAPA)

    Heartland 2050 for Council Bluffs

    $14,625

    Omaha Conservatory of Music

    String Sprouts in Council Bluffs schools

    $22,500

    Omaha Sports Commission

    2020 Olympic Swim Trials

    $50,000

    Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment

    Arts and Culture District

    $1,400,000

    Radio Talking Book Service

    Outreach in Pottawattamie County

    $3,200

    University of Nebraska Board of Regents

    MOEC Mathematics at the High School Cohort

    $50,000

    OUR VISION is a community where families choose to
    live, and businesses choose to locate, because of its
    quality of life and standard of living.

    Iowa West Foundation    |    25 Main Place, Suite 550    |    Council Bluffs, Iowa    |    712-309-3000