Community Impact Report

We are thrilled to share the story of Pottawattamie County and southwest Iowa through our 2019-2020 Community Impact Report. Charitable investment through PCCF has an incredible ripple effect that will create durable positive impact in our communities for generations to come.

Our report's beautiful cover photo, "Need Gravel, Will Travel" is a piece from Council Bluffs Photography by Buck Christensen. The corn crib was located on the Barbara J. Green Century Farm, a Farm that was donated to PCCF in late 2019 to create scholarships.

View the Full Report Here

Do Good Week, powered by SHARE Omaha and presented by FNBO was a tremendous success!

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation partnered with SHARE Omaha during "Celebration Saturday" on April 24 to provide 12 - $1,000 prizes from area businesses and supporters. The 12 cash prizes were awarded to southwest Iowa nonprofit organizations participating in this year's Do Good Week event.

The Charles E. Lakin Foundation donated funds to PCCF to help us renovate our existing structure and build the Florence M. and Charles E. Lakin Center for Community Giving.

For progress updates and construction photographs, click here.

New 2021 SWIEF Scholarships

In the last year, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation witnessed first-hand how philanthropic our community is by receiving generous estate gifts and memorial donations. As a result, three funds were created to support scholarships for students throughout southwest Iowa.

In their inaugural awarding year, the Barbara J. Green, Douglas S. Lash, and Richard P. Wenninghoff Memorial Scholarship Funds will provide a combined 20 new scholarships this year for high school seniors through the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation.


March 19, 2020

As our state and country continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update you on actions Pottawattamie County Community Foundation is taking during this time as we continue operations.

Our communities are made strong by working together and creating a culture that embraces diversity and thrives on inclusivity. We grow and flourish when our citizens feel valued, protected, welcome, and regarded as equals.

At the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, we are committed to helping our Southwest Iowa communities grow and thrive. We support and espouse a culture defined by true philanthropy, which is defined as “love for humanity.” We stand firmly in support of creating a culture that ensures all people feel safe to be their whole selves, and enjoy justice and equality regardless of race, color, sex, ancestry, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression.