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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/

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/

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/

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 imp…
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/

Call for Support of Fieldhouse/Hotel Project

The City Council voted at last Monday’s City Council meeting to postpone the Fieldhouse/Hotel Project at the Mid-America Center so that they could receive additional public input. We would encourage you to contact your City Council members within the ne…
The City Council voted at last Monday’s City Council Meeting to postpone the Fieldhouse/Hotel Project at the Mid-America Center so that they could receive additional public…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/call-support-fieldhousehotel-project/

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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