The University of Iowa

Iowa West Foundation

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Telephone Number 
(712) 309-3003
Fax Number 
(712) 322-2267
4201 Rivers Edge Parkway
Suite 400
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

The mission of the foundation is to improve lives and strengthen communities for present and future generations. The foundation strives to provide leadership, create partnerships, leverage resources and serve as a catalyst in identifying and supporting community needs. The foundation has a special interest in the areas of community development and beautification, economic development, education, and human and social needs. Current focus includes assisting local schools to reduce the dropout rate, and to improve neighborhoods in Pottawattamie County, IA.

Sample Grants 

City of Council Bluffs, Loessfest 2019; River's Edge activation, $250,000; Manning Betterment Foundation, playground safe surface update, $3,000; Mills County Public Health, shelters in Mills County, $15,000; Tabor Public Library, $50,000.

Application Information 

The Foundation has three grant cycles per year. See the Application Process page for grant cycles, deadlines, and other details. 



Does not fund endowments.

The Foundation's primary geographic focus area is Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County. A secondary area of focus includes the Iowa counties of Cass, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, and Shelby and the Nebraska counties of Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington. Other eligible counties are Adams, Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Fremont, Monona, Page, and Taylor, and Cass County, Nebraska.

See website for additional guidelines and restrictions.


Rick Crowl (Chairman)

Amy Crawford (Vice Chairman)

Matt Gronstal (Secretary/Treasurer)

Grant Sizes: 
$3,000, $2,000,000


Date of latest financial data 
Feb 2019