• City of Council Bluffs receives more than half of this cycle's funds for West Broadway, Mid-America Center signage and Bayliss Park holiday lights. See the full list of recipients. 

    ANNOUNCING: $4 Million in Grants/Initiatives Awarded
  • Raise Me to Read is an Iowa West Foundation initiative designed to help all Pottawattamie County children read on grade level by third grade. Visit the website for early literacy tips and activities, upcoming reading-related events, and information on how to get involved.

    Raise Me to Read Opens First Permanent Story Walk in Council Bluffs
  • Iowa West Foundation funding is helping build one of the largest free community Wi-Fi networks in the country. See the expanded coverage area.  

     

    Free BLink Wi-Fi Expands in Council Bluffs
  • Residents and tourists seeking to learn more about art in the Council Bluffs community can do so using an app on their smartphones

    New, Free Art App Launches in Council Bluffs
  • A typical child in our community loses two months of reading achievement over the summer. Here are 5 things parents can do to combat it.

    Stopping the Summer Slide
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Since its inception, the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $400 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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