Iowa West Foundation Awards $6.5 Million in Grants

The in Council Bluffs has announced grants totaling nearly $6.5 million to twenty-two nonprofit organizations and government entities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

For the second consecutive year, the foundation awarded $1.8 million in multiyear operating support to seven nonprofit organizations in Pottawattamie County. They are the ; ; ; ; ; ; and .

The foundation also awarded $1.2 million to as part of a $7 million commitment in support of a proposal to transform the historic Harvester II building in downtown Council Bluffs into an arts and culture center; $400,000 to the for the acquisition of more than five hundred acres in the Loess Hills Natural Area near Council Bluffs; $175,000 to the for Loessfest 2017; and $30,000 to three Pottawattamie County fire departments as part of the its commitment to rural southwest Iowa communities.

"Multiyear funding is a commitment to support organizations in our community that are identified as crucial to the stability of our community," said Iowa West Foundation president and CEO Pete Tulipana. "It's also a commitment by the organizations to engage in recommended ongoing capacity building to strengthen the development of their organizations."

For a complete list of , see the Iowa West Foundation website.

"." Iowa West Foundation Press Release 03/14/2017.