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

March 14, 2017

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors recently approved nearly $6.5 million in grants and initiatives funding to 22 nonprofit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. For the second year, the Foundation awarded $1.8 million in multi-year funding to seven nonprofit organizations in Pottawattamie County. The multi-year funding […]

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Iowa West Foundation Offering Pottawattamie Gives! Incentives

March 3, 2017

Pottawattamie County-Based Nonprofits will be eligible for $20,000 in “Challenge Funds” (Council Bluffs, IA) – The Iowa West Foundation is again adding to the pot of incentives available to nonprofits participating in Pottawattamie Gives!, scheduled for May 24th this year. The 24-hour charitable giving event held in conjunction with Omaha Gives! is organized by the Omaha Community […]

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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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