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Iowa West Elects New Board Member, Officers

February 6, 2017

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Board of Directors of Iowa West recently elected a new board member to replace Mark Genereux, who moved out of state. Ron Dickinson of Council Bluffs was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Iowa West Foundation board. In addition, four board members were re-elected to serve 3-year terms on […]

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Pottawattamie Promise scholarship program expanding to two additional area high schools

November 22, 2016

Council Bluffs’ Lewis Central and Avoca-Hancock-Shelby-Tenant-Walnut (AHST-W) to join (Council Bluffs, Iowa) An Iowa West Foundation education initiative that addresses barriers to college access and success in higher education will expand to two additional high schools in Pottawattamie County this year. Council Bluffs’ Lewis Central and AHST-W school boards recently voted to join the Pottawattamie Promise program, […]

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IWF Early Literacy Initiative Launches in Council Bluffs

October 25, 2016

Raise Me to Read will be a Community-Wide Effort (Council Bluffs, IA) A local early literacy initiative launched in Council Bluffs on Oct. 27th, in conjunction with a community-wide shared reading experience held in locations throughout the city. Raise Me to Read is a collaborative effort amongst schools, nonprofits, businesses, and families. Its goal is for […]

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Iowa West Foundation Awards $5 Million in Funding for Cycle 3 of 2016 

October 12, 2016

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors recently approved nearly $5 million in grant and initiative funding to 21 non-profit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Education was a major theme for the final grant cycle of 2016, with $1.5 million awarded to the Council Bluffs Community School District […]

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2015 Annual Report

In preparing for this year’s annual report, it became clear that there were a number of major projects started in 2015 that are still in the works (at the Mid-America Center, the Riverfront, and West Broadway to name a few). Because the work on these transformational efforts is ongoing, our images primarily consist of renderings. […]

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

June 14, 2016

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors recently approved more than $5 million in grants and initiatives funding to 19 nonprofit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Among the recipients was the City of Council Bluffs, which received a $100,000 grant for the city’s newly unveiled “UN” image campaign, […]

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New Arts Organization Launches in Pottawattamie County

June 12, 2016

New Arts Organization Launches in Pottawattamie County (Council Bluffs, IA) – The Board of Directors of a new arts organization is announcing the formation of their nonprofit, fittingly named Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment or PACE. The mission of the newly formed 501(c)(3) is to strengthen, develop and promote art, cultural, and historical institutions, organizations, […]

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Iowa West Elects New Members, Officers

February 26, 2016

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Board of Directors of Iowa West recently elected four new board members to serve a 3-year term. In addition, four current board members were re-elected to serve another 3-year term. They are Amy Crawford, Matt Gronstal, Susan Miller, and Phil Reed. The newly elected members include: Jason James of Council Bluffs […]

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