• Grants and initiatives will assist 28 nonprofit organizations and governmental entities with funding for projects and programs that directly impact southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Read more.

    Iowa West Foundation Awards $7.6 Million in Funding for Cycle 1 of 2015
  • Come celebrate all things train and track with Railroad Days, an annual event funded with major support from the Iowa West Foundation. This year's theme is "Put Safety First." 

    Railroad Days Are Right Around the Bend on July 11 & 12
  • Read how Tenisha Vawser's education turned her life around on our Grants At Work blog. The deadline to apply for STARS scholarships is July 10.

    STARS Scholarship Program Helps Mom of Two Turn Her Dreams in Degrees
  • Director of Grants Programs Matthew Henkes answers the age-old question: "What are you looking for (in an application)?" with his tips on our Leadership Notes blog.

    5 Useful Tips for the Application and Due Diligence Process
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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. 

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