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Since its inception, the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $300 million to improve the quality of life in our region. These stories highlight some of these grants and show the impact they make on our community. 

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

Iowa West Foundation Announces Improvements to Grant Policies
2014 Third Quarter Press Release
B-cycle Coming to Council Bluffs

2014 Second Quarter Press Release
Graduation Near for AIM College Access Program High School Seniors

Iowa West Foundation Opportunity Scholarships Awarded

2014 First Quarter Press Release

Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs and Iowa West Foundation Announce Neighborhood Initiative
Iowa West Elects New Members, Officers
2013 Fourth Quarter Press Release

Boys & Girls Clubs of Council Bluffs Receives Grant for General Operating Support

2013 Third Quarter Press Release
$275,000 Grant Awarded to Iowa Family

2013 Second Quarter Press Release

Iowa College Foundation — 2013 Scholars Announced

Partners Join to Fight Summer Hunger
Lakin, Iowa West Partner on Lead Gift for New YMCA
2013 First Quarter Press Release

Loessfest Press Announcement
2012 Fourth Quarter Press Release
2012 Third Quarter Press Release
2012 Second Quarter Press Release
2012 First Quarter Press Release

Annual Reports

2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report

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

Quarterly Updates

Second Quarter
First Quarter

Fourth Quarter
Third Quarter
Second Quarter

First Quarter 

Fourth Quarter
Third Quarter
Second Quarter
First Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Third Quarter
Second Quarter
First Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Third Quarter
Second Quarter
First Quarter

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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