• As IWF prepares to update its strategic plan, we want to hear from the members of our community. Please read through our major investments and share what you think would be most vital to the growth and prosperity of Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa.

    Share Your Thoughts with the Iowa West Foundation
  • Construction continues on the new amenities at River's Edge Park in Council Bluffs. Find out what will be offered as early as this fall. 

    River's Edge Park to be complete by fall thanks to IWF $3.6 Million gift
  • The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs recognizes Council Bluffs' South Main District in the historic Haymarket - future home to Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment - as an up-and-coming area. Read more.

    South Main District Named a "Great Place"
  • Council Bluffs received the prestigious designation for its civic engagement to help low-income children achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success, initiatives funded by Iowa West Foundation. Read more. 

    Council Bluffs is an All-America City
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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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