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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/

CB Community Chimes in to make Bell Tower Project Possible

The Foundation awarded a substantial $85,000 toward the project and encouraged the applicants to invite the community to support the effort as well.
The grant application started with this simple sentence: The City of Council Bluffs has a historical treasure stored in a warehouse, out of public view. The Council Bluffs…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/cb-community-chimes-make-bell-tower-project-possible/

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…
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 …
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…
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…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/stars-scholarship-program-helps-mom-two-turn-her-dreams-degr/

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