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Mainwaring, Brenda

Iowa West Foundation Hires Next President & CEO

July 27, 2020

Council Bluffs native Brenda Mainwaring is the first female to lead the organization Following a nationwide search, the Iowa West Foundation (IWF) Board of Directors recently named the organization’s new leader. Council Bluffs native Brenda Mainwaring was selected to serve as the next President and CEO beginning in September. With the announcement, Mainwaring becomes the […]

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From Ivory Tower to Open Book

July 6, 2020

Iowa West Foundation Earns National Transparency Designation An ivory tower. These are the words people used when referring to the Iowa West Foundation in a survey conducted by an outside vendor nearly a decade ago. The phrase references a metaphorical place where people are cut off from the rest of the world. Looking back, I […]

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First Grants Deployed Through Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund

April 3, 2020

(Council Bluffs-IA) The first recipients of the Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund will utilize the grant funding to alleviate emergency needs in the local community. New Visions Homeless Shelter, Food Bank of the Heartland, Food Bank of Iowa, Care and Share Pantry, Centro Latino and Citylight Church -all organizations that serve the vulnerable population- collectively […]

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Emergency Needs a Top Priority for SWI COVID-19 Fund

April 1, 2020

(Council Bluffs, IA) – The Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund, a partnership between the Iowa West Foundation and Pottawattamie County Community Foundations, received a major boost recently as needs due to COVID-19 continue to climb. The Iowa West Foundation has committed $500,000 to the cause thus far, with a focus on helping the community’s most […]

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Local Foundations Join Forces in Response to COVID-19 Needs

March 21, 2020

Iowa West Foundation, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, and Council Bluffs Schools Foundation Coalesce to Raise Funds and Provide Relief  (Council Bluffs, IA) – Three southwest foundations are coming together to lead the philanthropic response to the increasing needs in the region due to COVID-19. The Iowa West Foundation, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, and Council Bluffs […]

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IWF Establishes Emergency Fund to Assist Pott. Co. Organizations with COVID-19-Related Needs

March 18, 2020

(Council Bluffs, IA) The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors approved up to $500,000 in emergency funding to help southwest Iowa nonprofits and public health organizations in crisis due to COVID-19. This funding is in addition to ongoing operating funding already in place for several human services, arts and education related organizations. Foundation staff prioritized creating […]

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Iowa West Foundation is more than just a funder

March 11, 2020

PACE showcases what IWF can make possible More than eight years ago in my first few months as the President and CEO of Iowa West Foundation – I started to hear the same story repeated over and over: the arts were in trouble in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County. Providers were operating on shoestring budgets, […]

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Iowa West Foundation Awards Nearly $8 Million in Grants & Initiatives

March 10, 2020

  (Council Bluffs, IA) The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors recently approved $7.9 million in grants and initiatives funding to 41 nonprofit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. A common thread among many of the grants included the benefit to rural communities throughout the region. Leading the way was Pottawattamie County, […]

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