Other Grants & Initiatives
Planning beyond the Pandemic
While COVID-19-related funding was a priority in 2020, nonprofits didn't stop thinking about the future and neither did we. These are just a few of the grants awarded within our four consistent funding areas.Economic Development Education Healthy Families Placemaking Rural Fire Departments
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"In getting to know our partners, grant recipients, community leaders, elected officials, and business owners, everyone has shown enthusiasm and excitement about the future of our region."
Iowa West Foundation President and CEO
Iowa West Foundation grants toward education totaled more than $3 million. The Iowa Western Community College Foundation received $1.2 million toward scholarships for students from six high schools in Pottawattamie County.
Iowa West Foundation grants for healthy families totaled more than $3 million. Bridges Out of Poverty received $100,000 for the program that helps individuals stop the cycle of poverty.
Rural Fire Departments
Iowa West Foundation has granted more than $3 million to rural fire departments since 1996. In 2020, five communities received LUCAS devices through a $120,000 IWF initiative.
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