2017 Financials Report

The Iowa West Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the Midwest. More than $430 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.

2017 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.

It would be easier if we awarded each grantee that applies to us with the funds they request. The reality is that we have limited funds and a fiscal responsibility to invest our resources in a manner that will result in the most impact. We hope you'll read through our outcomes pages to see that impact first-hand.

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Pete Tulipana
Iowa West Foundation President and CEO

83 Total Grantees

In 2017 alone, 83 total grants or initiatives were awarded from the Iowa West Foundation to nonprofits and government entities in our region.

Over $14.8 million awarded in 2017

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

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The Larger Impact

Our contribution of $14,836,386 combined with matching funds of at least 50 percent, translates to almost $30 million invested directly into our community just last year.

2017 Grant Recipients

2017 Audited Financials