2021 community impact grants

Community Impact Grants are available to organizations whose innovative and meaningful work align with Pottawattamie County Community Foundation's mission to improve the lives of all county residents.

American Midwest Ballet
Season 12 Education and Community Engagement | $1,000

Bethany Lutheran Health Services
Safe, Functional and Ergonomically Correct Furniture for Current and Future Residents | $1,000.00


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
MentorU in Council Bluffs | $1,000.00


Birthright of Council Bluffs
Formula Vouchers | $750


Book Trust
Book Trust in Council Bluffs: Providing Access to Books for Low-Income Students | $500.00


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Summer Brain Gain for Iowa Youth | $1,500.00


Carson Business Club and City of Carson, Iowa
Carson Community Christmas | $2,500.00


Carter Lake City Hall
Carter Lake Village Winter Festival Lighting Ceremony | $600.00


Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus
Back to School Extravaganza | $1,500


CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
Basic Health Needs Assistance Program | $1,000


Children's Square U.S.A.
Aftercare Initiative for Young People ages 18-21 Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care | $2,500.00


Avoca Main Street
Holidays on Main 2021 - Santa's Ho Ho Hoedown | $1,000

Avoca, Iowa Holidays On Main received a $1,000 Community Impact Grant from Pottawattamie County Community Foundation for their 2021 Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown on Saturday, November 27!

PCCF grant funds were used to help with marketing and advertising needs, such as flyers, postcards, table tents, and newsletters.

Annually, this family-friendly event kicks-off the holiday season and attracts over 500 children and adults from all over southwest Iowa! Between the hours of 3pm to 7pm, everyone of all ages can enjoy the festivities -- crafts, shopping, entertainment and more -- on the 3-block span of Avoca Main Street!

City of Avoca
Entertainment, Education, and Customer Engagement on Avoca Main Street | $900

City of Minden
Playground/Park Revitalization | $2,500.00


City of Treynor
Keeping Treynor Active | $1,000.00


Phoenix House Family Services
Completely Kids | $1,000


Family Crisis Centers
Family Crisis Centers' Awareness Project | $1,000.00


First Responders Foundation
First Responders Support Team - Behavioral Health Training and Crisis Support for Pottawattamie County | $2,000


Golden Hills RC&D
8th Annual Southwest Iowa Art Tour | $1,000

Golden Hills RC&D
Promoting Pottawattamie County’s Museums Through Videos | $2,500.00


Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs
Homeownership Program Build | $1,000.00


Heartland Family Service
InSHAPE® Program | $1,000.00


Historic General Dodge House
July 4th Community Celebration | $1,000

Inter-Faith Response
Emergency Assistance Fund | $2,000

Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital Foundation
Caring for Our Communities Program| $1,000


Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska DBA Immigrant
Legal Center
Pottawattamie County Immigration Legal Services | $1,000

League of Human Dignity
Medical Equipment Loan and Rental Program | $1,500


Minden Little League
Minden Little League Field Pitching Mound | $3,790


New Visions Homeless Services
MOHMS Place Community Meal Site | $1,000


Omaha/Council Bluffs Bridges Out of Poverty
Southwest Iowa Poverty Alleviation Initiative | $2,000


Omaha Conservatory of Music
Pottawattamie County String Sprouts | $1,000

Omaha Symphony
2021-22 Mission Imagination at Iowa Western | $1,000

Pottawattamie Arts Culture & Entertainment (PACE)
PACE Music in the Park | $1,500


Southwest Iowa Fish Team Inc
Fish Habitat Conservation Project | $1,500


Underwood Optimist Club
Underwood Optimist Ballfield Improvements | $2,000

Vision Treynor Group
The Treynor Family Recreation Complex: Phase Two | $4,000

Visiting Nurse Association Pottawattamie County
VNA Bridging Healthcare for the Vulnerable (BHV) Program | $1,000

Vocational Development Center, Inc. (VODEC)
Equipment to Enhance the Health and Safety of Developmentally and Intellectually Disabled Youth and Adults | $1,000

Walnut Community Center Foundation, Inc.
Walnut Community Center - ADA Accessibility | $5,000