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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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Grantee Disbursement Process Gets Easier

In the past, we have asked for transaction-level information about how our funding was used. Moving forward we are going to be asking grantees to provide summarized information in the form of an updated budget. For the majority of our grantees, this means…
Recently, the Iowa West Foundation’s Grants Team took a look at a piece of reporting that we know is a pain point for a number of our grantees. The process in question relates to…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/grantee-disbursement-process-gets-easier/

5 Useful Tips for the Application and Due Diligence Process

I know that some of our applicants have a bit of trepidation when it comes to asking the “What are you looking for?” question. It’s normal to feel that way. And, the good news is we do not want it to be a mystery! I actually really enjoy the opportunity t…
 At the end of each due diligence meeting, I like to save an opportunity for applicants to ask any questions they may have about the process. At a recent meeting, the applican…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/5-useful-tips-application-and-due-diligence-process/

A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Staff Members

I am proud to announce the hiring of Kathleen Rapp of Omaha, Neb., as Vice President of Grants & Initiatives and Matthew Henkes of Washington, DC, as Director of Grants Programs.
I am proud to announce the hiring of Kathleen Rapp of Omaha, Neb., as Vice President of Grants & Initiatives and Matthew Henkes of Washington, DC, as Director of Grants Pr…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/warm-welcome-our-newest-staff-members/

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live, and businesses choose to locate, because of its
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