Iowa West Foundation Awards $4 Million in Grants

Iowa West Foundation Awards $4 Million in Grants

The in Council Bluffs has announced grants totaling $4 million to twenty-nine nonprofit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

The foundation awarded three-year general operating support grants to nine arts organizations in the region so they can focus more intently on their missions. The recipients are ($125,000), the ($25,000), ($30,000), ($25,000), ($12,500), ($45,000), the ($25,000), ($25,000), and ($25,000).

Additional grant recipients include the , which was awarded $25,000 for EMS equipment; , which was awarded $120,000 in support of its early childhood education and literacy programming; the , which will receive nearly $6,000 in support of outreach to southwest Iowa nonprofits; , which will receive $330,000 in support of its substance abuse and homeless services; and , which was awarded $200,000 for a targeted, multi-phase, mixed-income revitalization of the Walnut Grove area.

"The arts and culture organizations housed in Omaha are regional amenities that enhance the quality of life for all southwest Iowans," said Iowa West president and CEO Pete Tulipana. "In addition, our funds are specifically designated to enhance outreach and programming that directly benefits Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County residents and students."

(Photo credit: Omaha Children's Museum)

"." Iowa West Foundation Press Release 03/15/2018.