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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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Children's Mental Health Initiative Helps Boy Get Back in the Classroom

Funded by the Iowa West Foundation, the children's mental health initiative, in partnership with Lewis Central School District and Heartland Family Service, offers therapeutic services for K-12 students; teacher training to help identify mental and behavi…
When talking to Jennie Scivally about the trials of raising her middle son, the first thing you notice is her steady demeanor. For a mother who has had a front row seat to ment…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/childrens-mental-health-initiative-helps-boy-get-back-classr/

Without Meals on Wheels, Council Bluffs Resident Would Go Hungry

Thankfully, the former teacher is one of more than 200 recipients of Connections Area Agency on Aging, “Meals on Wheels” program. Earlier this year, the Iowa West Foundation awarded a $70,000 grants to ensure homebound seniors in Pottawattamie County coul…
Every morning without fail, Jeannie Grim-Ford wakes up and makes two lists. Both are “to-do” lists, however, one is a “have to” and the other is a “want to.” For the Council Bluf…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/without-meals-wheels-council-bluffs-resident-would-go-hungry/

STARS Scholarship Program Helps Mom of Two Turn Her Dreams in Degrees

Tenisha Vawser was 23-years-old when she got passed over for a management job at a toy store. She had experience, took pride in her work and always went above and beyond for customers, her supervisors said. But corporate informed them there was one thing …
Tenisha Vawser was 23-years-old when she got passed over for a management job at a toy store. She had experience, took pride in her work and always went above and beyond for c…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/stars-scholarship-program-helps-mom-two-turn-her-dreams-degr/

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