2018 Financials Report

The Iowa West Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the Midwest. This year we will pass a significant milestone, having awarded more than $500 million to nonprofits and governmental agencies throughout southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska. Because our funds require at least a 50 percent match, this means that more than $1 billion has been leveraged for the region.

2018 Grant Recipients
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The leadership of the Iowa West Foundation feels the great responsibility to the community to be good stewards of our funding. It is our obligation to ensure these dollars make a significant difference now, and for future generations.

Pete Tulipana
Iowa West Foundation President and CEO

77 Total Grants Awarded

In 2018 alone, 77 total grants or initiatives were awarded from the Iowa West Foundation to nonprofits and government entities in our region.

Grant Amounts by Focus Area


Over $14.2 Million Awarded in 2018

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

Learn more about Grant Focus Areas

The Larger Impact

Our contribution of $14,262,822 combined with matching funds of at least 50 percent, translates to more than $28.5 million invested directly into our community just last year.

2018 Grant Recipients

2018 Audited Financials

2018 Assets

2018 Liabilities