By the Numbers

2019 Financials Report

The Iowa West Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the Midwest. More than $500 million has been distributed to nonprofits and governmental agencies through southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska since the inception of our grant program in 1996. Funding comes from investment earnings as well as the Iowa West Racing Association, which receives contractual fees from casino operators, Ameristar and Harrah’s.

2019 Grant Recipients
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Though we are a private Foundation, we at the Iowa West Foundation feel the great responsibility to the community to be good stewards of our funding. It is our duty to ensure these dollars make a significant difference now, and for future generations.

Pete Tulipana
Iowa West Foundation President and CEO

90+ Grants/Initiatives Awarded

In 2019, more than 90 total grants or initiatives were awarded from the Iowa West Foundation to nonprofits and government entities in our region.


Over $20 million awarded in 2019

The Foundation targets resources into programs and projects that focus on economic development, education, healthy families, and placemaking.

Our Focus Areas

The Larger Impact

Our contribution of $20,781,875 combined with matching funds of at least 50 percent, translates to more than $40 million invested directly into our community in just the last year.

2019 Grant Recipients

2019 Audited Financials