As a philanthropic solution, the Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response unmet needs fund is currently accepting donations to help support our nonprofit partners who are on the front line of mitigating needs around the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Applications for funding can be emailed to:


In partnership with Council Bluffs Schools Foundation, this fund provides free childcare for emergency responders and healthcare workers.

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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.

charles e. lakin foundation gift allows pccf to expand, renovate

On Friday, February 14, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation received a large gift of $451,000 from the Charles E. Lakin Foundation to renovate its existing structure, and to build an addition to double its space, which will include a 30-person gathering room. The building will be renamed the Florence M. and Charles E. Lakin Center for Community Giving.

"Supporting the expansion and renovation will enhance the capabilities for exploring and serving more needs in the area. A strong and solid presence in Council Bluffs will bolster the image of PCCF and through that, will attest to the strength and resiliency of the community." - The Lakin Family

View the full article here.

pccf to relocate during construction

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation will move to the Habitat for Humanity Building at 1228 South Main St in Council Bluffs during its building renovation and expansion starting March 4, 2020. Contact us at 712.256.7007 or with any questions or concerns.

Note: All staff computers and phones will be down on March 4 and March 5 during the move. We will resume operations on Friday, March 6.

Join us for our inaugural IMPACT for Women Summit! Pottawattamie County Community Foundation continues to grow the Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa to build tangible solutions for the issues facing women in our communities. It is important for us to start the conversation with a gathering of minds and hearts. Learn more.

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation has extended the Community Grants application deadline until April 15. Apply today!

PCCF is honored and privileged to serve as your partner in philanthropy for the past decade, and we look forward to many more decades of positive impact, with you, our donors and supporters, at the center of our work.

Work with Pottawattamie County Community Foundation staff to create a lasting impact for your community and the causes you care about most.

pccf featured on metroTV

PCCF was honored to be interviewed by Andee Hoig and MetroTV about our new affiliate partner, TS Community Foundation! Donna Dostal, PCCF President and CEO, and Kelsey Stupfell, Director of Community Reinvestment at TS Banking Group and Vice President of the TS Community Foundation Board of Directors, visited with Andee about the new affiliate partnership, what it means to be an affiliate, and more!

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF) is a partnership of rural and urban citizens dedicated to improving the lives of all residents by supporting and stimulating donor-driven philanthropy.


The Mills County Community Foundation and The Fremont County Community Foundation have established funds providing relief to Mills & Fremont County and those who have been affected by the 2019 Missouri River flood.