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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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CB Community Chimes in to make Bell Tower Project Possible

The Foundation awarded a substantial $85,000 toward the project and encouraged the applicants to invite the community to support the effort as well.
The grant application started with this simple sentence: The City of Council Bluffs has a historical treasure stored in a warehouse, out of public view. The Council Bluffs…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/grants-work/cb-community-chimes-make-bell-tower-project-possible/

Iowa West Field House: A Commitment to the Community

From the beginning, our goals for the field house were not only to provide access to southwest Iowa sports teams but also to drive economic development in the Mid-America Center and tourism in Council Bluffs.
As you may have seen in the news lately, the Iowa West Field House is officially open for league and tournament play! Opening weekend Jan. 13-15th was a huge success, with…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/iowa-west-field-house-commitment-community/

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 next…
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.…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/call-support-fieldhousehotel-project/

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/

We don't coast. We advance. And we advance as a region.

Hopefully by now you’ve heard about the new local branding effort highlighting the tagline, “we don’t coast.” It speaks to the area’s forward momentum and the pride Midwesterners have in their communities. The slogan actually ties in perfectly with anothe…
Hopefully by now you’ve heard about the new local branding effort highlighting the tagline, “we don’t coast.” It speaks to the area’s forward momentum and the pride…
http://iowawestfoundation.org/blogs/leadership-notes/we-dont-coast-we-advance-and-we-advance-region-2/

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