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Since its inception, the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $400 million to improve the quality of life in our region. These stories highlight some of these grants and show the impact they make on our community. 

Recent Featured Grants

Media Archive

Learn more about what Iowa West Foundation has done for the communities of southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska – who has received grants and what the money funded. Whether it’s press releases, quarterly updates, or annual reports, you’ll find it here.

 

Press Releases

2017

Iowa West Foundation and Noddle Companies Break Ground on River's Edge first office building in Council Bluffs
Iowa West Foundation Awards $4.4 Million in Grant and Initiative Funding
Iowa West Foundation Awards $4 Million in Grant and Initiative Funding

Iowa West Foundation Awards nearly $6.5 Million in Grant and Initiative Funding

Iowa West Foundation Again Offering Incentives for Pottawattamie Gives!
Iowa West Elects New Board Member, Officers
Iowa West Field House Celebrates Grand Opening and Announces Omaha Sports Academy as its Operating Partner

2016

Pottawattamie Promise Scholarship Program Expanding to Two Additional Area High Schools: Lewis Central and AHSTW
IWF Early Literacy Initiative "Raise Me to Read" Launches in Pottawattamie County

$5 Million in Grants and Initiatives Awarded in Cycle 3 of 2016

Iowa West Foundation Awards $5 Million in Grant and Initiative Funding in Cycle 2 of 2016

New Arts Organization Launches in Pottawattamie County

Iowa West Elects 4 New Board Members; Three Long-time Board Members Retire

Iowa West Foundation Awards $6.4 Million in Grant and Initiative Funding

Registration Now Open for Second Annual "Pottawattamie Gives"

2015

City of Council Bluffs, IWF Reveal Plans for Phase II of River's Edge Park
Economic development project featuring FieldhouseUSA and Courtyard by Marriott coming to Council Bluffs’ Mid-America Center

$7 Million in Funding Announced for Cycle 2 of 2015

Iowa West Foundation announces recipients of Opportunity Scholarships
 
Foundations fund $550,000 in support of new Veterans building in Council Bluffs
Iowa West Foundation Awards $7.6 Million in Funding for Cycle 1 of 2015
Dan Corson’s “Coherence” exhibit opens in Council Bluffs this week 
Iowa West Foundation Adds to Omaha Gives! Incentives
“Pottawattamie Promise” Initiative to offer Full-Ride College Scholarships and Support Services at Iowa Western Community College 
Iowa West Foundation Announces New Director of Communications
Iowa West Foundation Elects New Officers, Members 

 

Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report

Grants Announcements 

2017

Cycle 1
Cycle 2 
Cycle 3

2016

Cycle 1
Cycle 2 
Cycle 3 

2015

Cycle 1
Cycle 2 

 

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.

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