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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/

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/

2015 Annual Report

In preparing for this year’s annual report,it became clear that there were a number of major projects started in 2015 that are still in the works (at the Mid-America Center, the Riverfront, and West Broadway to name a few). Because the work on these tra…
In preparing for this year’s annual report, it became clear that there were a number of major projects started in 2015 that are still in the works (at the Mid-America…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/2015-annual-report/

The Foundation's Role in Responsibility

“With great power comes great responsibility.” This adage comes to mind because I was recently asked “Isn’t your job just to give away money?” Well, yes and no. Yes, our primary “job,” is to award funding three times per year. But along with…
“With great power comes great responsibility.” This adage comes to mind because I was recently asked: “Isn’t your job just to give away money?” Well, yes and no.…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/foundations-role-responsibility/

Election Key to Progress in CB

In the past, residents have not turned out in large numbers for the city elections. If you enjoy the nice parks, the library, the bike/walking trails, the arts and culture activities and museums, and the swimming pools, we would encourage you to become a…
For more than 20 years, the Iowa West Foundation has worked with the City of Council Bluffs to bring about transformational revitalization projects to our community. One need not…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/election-key-progress-cb/

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