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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Iowa West Field House: A Commitment to the Community

February 2, 2017

As you may have seen in the news lately, the Iowa West Field House is officially open for league and tournament play! Opening weekend Jan. 13-15th was a huge success, with both youth volleyball and basketball teams taking to the brand-new hard courts for games. Nearly every court was in use and families packed the […]

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2016: Year in Review

December 20, 2016

Before we look ahead to 2017, the end of the year is a good time to reflect on all that happened in the previous 12 months. Several Iowa West Foundation initiatives were launched and expanded upon while a number of large grants with potential for significant impact were awarded in 2016. Let’s take a look […]

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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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Without Meals on Wheels, Council Bluffs Resident Would Go Hungry

October 27, 2016

Every morning without fail, Jeannie Grim-Ford wakes up and makes two lists. Both are “to-do” lists, however, one is a “have to” and the other is a “want to.” For the Council Bluffs resident who prefers the term “recycled teenager” to “senior citizen,” energy is finite. So dishes “have to” get done, along with clearing the kitchen […]

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