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.
April 2020 Issue - metroMAGAZINE
MORE THAN EVER Southwest Iowa is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The communities in the region offer ample opportunities and attractions such as innovative educational initiatives; a thriving philanthropic community; a robust economy with tremendous support for businesses; and an appealing quality of life for citizens of all ages. As Donna Dostal, a resident of the area and President/CEO of the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation puts it: “It’s the most amazing time to be living in Southwest Iowa.”
A special thank you to the following community partners for collaborating with PCCF on this project:
Iowa West Foundation | Pottawattamie County Community Foundation | U.S. Bank | Iowa Western | Unleash Council Bluffs | Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation | Heartland Properties, Inc. | Golden Hills RC&D | The 712 Initiative | Council Bluffs Community School District | Impact Hill | Council Bluffs Photography by Buck Christensen | Light Side Photography/Jeremy Rose | Peter Kiewit Foundation | Charles E. Lakin Foundation | Iowa West Field House | Noddle Companies | Knudson Management Co., Inc - Property Management-Real Estate Development | City of Council Bluffs - Municipal Government | Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce | Andee Hoig | metroMAGAZINE
SOUTHWEST IOWA COVID-19 RESPONSE AVAILABLE AS A PHILANTHROPIC RESOURCE
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.
Best Practices and Considerations for Nonprofit Re-engagement
Paycheck Protection Program and Cares Act for Nonprofit Organizations
FEMA Information: COVID-19 Disaster Recovery/Reimbursement - Eligibility and Application
PCCF received a gift of $451,000 from the Charles E. Lakin Foundation to renovate its existing structure, and to build an addition to double its space. The building will be renamed the Florence M. and Charles E. Lakin Center for Community Giving.
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.