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Now is the Perfect Time for Photos of Art in Council Bluffs

If you’re a resident, there’s a chance you’ve walked or driven past some of the large-scale public art pieces a thousand times. But do you really know what they’re called? Can you name the artists who designed them? Even if you don’t understand …
Iowa is breathtaking in the fall and Council Bluffs is no exception. The colorful foliage and breathtaking sunsets also make for stunning backdrops in photographs of public art.…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/now-perfect-time-photos-art-council-bluffs1/

Sternhill Park Sign Pays Homage to Former Brick Factory

Artist Jason Manley was inspired by the park’s history to use brick as the core material for the new signage for Sternhill Park.
“Art in the Park” is an Iowa West Foundation initiative to replace weathered park identification signs at six community parks. The project is being coordinated by the…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/sternhill-park-sign-pays-homage-former-brick-factory/

Joslyn's Mentoring Program Sculpting this southwest Iowa Artist

Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program is dedicated to developing young artists’ “creative capital,” so they can imagine, adapt, invent, and re-think the old ways.
It’s a beautiful spring Friday afternoon in March and teenagers across the metro are pouring out of their respective high schools’ front doors. One would assume they’d…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/joslyns-mentoring-program-sculpted-southwest-iowa-artist/

Angels Grant is a Blessing for Family of Council Bluffs Boy with Leukemia

The Iowa West Foundation has given more than $125,000 to Angels Among Us over the years to help Pottawattamie County families battling cancer.
Normal. It’s exactly what 6-year-old Sebastiano Fidone’s life seems like when you first meet him. The Kindergartener is engrossed in a game on his Kindle where he’s…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/angels-grant-blessing-family-council-bluffs-boy-leukemia/

Iowa West Field House Marks 1 Year

One year ago this month, Hunter Pearce cut the red ribbon at the Iowa West Field House, signaling the grand opening of the facility. Just 365 days later, several statistics showcase the success of this Iowa West Foundation initiative and its two main goal…
One year ago this month, Hunter Pearce cut the red ribbon at the Iowa West Field House, signaling the grand opening of the facility. The then 12-year-old spoke in favor of the…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/iowa-west-field-house-marks-1-year/

We are in this together

This blog post identifies ways nonprofits and foundations can work together to create greater outcomes as partners.
 Nine nonprofit executives recently published a widely-circulated letter about how to strengthen philanthropy. Titled “We are in this together: a letter to philanthropy”…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/we-are-together/

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