Community Impact Report
available grant opportunities
The Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa supports programming designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of women and their families. We are currently accepting grant applications for the Fund's latest granting cycle! Grant awards are up to $10,000. Apply now through June 15!
The Southwest Iowa Mental Health & Substance Abuse Fund grant application opens June 1! The purpose of the Fund is to enhance the reach and capacity of our nonprofit service providers around their ability to educate the public, provide preventative solutions, and internal training to increase the capacity and ability of the providers. Learn More!
pccf news and announcements
We are excited to report that in our largest grant funding cycle to-date, our Community Impact Grants committee has elected to award 40 Community Impact Grants totaling $60,040 to area nonprofit or city organizations throughout Pottawattamie County!
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.
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 late Rick Wenninghoff left a $5 million endowment to Pottawattamie County Community Foundation in December 2018, to be earmarked for scholarships for students in the Underwood and Treynor Community School Districts.
In its inaugural granting year through the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation (SWIEF), the Fund awarded seven Treynor High School and seven Underwood High School seniors scholarships valued up to $14,000 each.
See entire list of 2021-22 Richard P. Wenninghoff Memorial Scholarship award recipients.
The Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund, a partnership between Pottawattamie County Community Foundation and the Iowa West Foundation, will support the many and varied ongoing local efforts of our nonprofit partners to address challenges brought forth by COVID-19, as well as focus philanthropic efforts to ensure resources are available to the nonprofit organizations serving our community.
Read more about the partnership with Iowa West Foundation.
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.