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Multi-Year Funding Approach Expands to Regional Arts Organizations

Because it’s worked so well, our Board of Directors recently approved the expansion of Multi-Year Funding to incorporate several regional arts and culture organizations.
Each grantee who applies to the Iowa West Foundation for funding goes through the same process. It starts with submitting a letter of inquiry (LOI) which is like a…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/multi-year-funding-approach-expands-regional-arts-organizations/

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/

Field Trip to the Omaha Children's Museum

Earlier this year, I got to experience a “Grant at Work” first-hand when I chaperoned my daughter’s field trip to the Omaha Children’s Museum. The museum recently received a $40,000 grant from the Iowa West Foundation to provide field trips and re…
In my position as the Director of Communications for the Foundation, I am privileged to tell the stories of how our grantees benefit southwest Iowans. In the past two years,…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/field-trip-omaha-childrens-museum/

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