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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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Stopping the Summer Slide

Once school is out and summer is in full swing, many children, especially struggling readers, forget some of what they learned at school – or they slip out of practice since they’re not in school each day. Summer slide is an issue that has serious implica…
Growing up, summers meant surviving 100 degree days, wishing for a swimming pool but making due with a sprinkler, riding bikes with the air rushing through my hair, running after…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/stopping-summer-slide/

Changing for the Better

Now that fourth quarter grant applications have been submitted, we are ready to inform our stakeholders about changes to the process that will take affect in January of 2015. You can read about the changes in depth in the Grantmaking section of our websit…
Leadership Notes Now that fourth quarter grant applications have been submitted, we are ready to inform our stakeholders about changes to the process that will take affect in…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/changing-better/

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.
Leadership Notes 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…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/warm-welcome-our-newest-staff-members/

OUR VISION is a community where families choose to
live, and businesses choose to locate, because of its
quality of life and standard of living.

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