• During 2016, Iowa West surpassed $400 million in giving for projects and programs in our community. Read more. 

    2016 Annual Report is Available
  • IWF's Board of Directors approved $4.4 million in grants and initiatives for 22 nonprofit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. 

    Announcing $4.4 Million in Cycle 3 Grants and Initiatives
  • Senior Director of Grants Programs Matt Henkes offers insight into the evaluation practices of metro area nonprofits and why the Foundation feels it's critical to IWF's grantmaking. Read more in this Leadership Notes post.

    Why Evaluation is Important to IWF
  • In the last decade, IWF has funded $27.4 million in streetscape improvements and maintenance for the City of Council Bluffs. Read more.

    After $9 Million Commitment from IWF, West Broadway Taking Shape
  • IWF awarded more than $3 million toward Phase II of River's Edge Park. The new pavilion features a rooftop deck, a community room, a wading basin and a tilted lawn.

    River's Edge Pavilion Opens
  • Raise Me to Read is an Iowa West Foundation initiative designed to help all Pottawattamie County children read on grade level by third grade. Find early literacy tips, upcoming reading-related events, and information on how to get involved here.

    Raise Me to Read Hosts Read for the Record
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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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