Learn more about and donate to any of these funds online. Endowment funds eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and/or the Endow Iowa tax credit are denoted in their individual fund descriptions below. If you have any questions, please contact us at 712-256-7007 x10 or by email at kdix@givewesterniowa.org.

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Donate Avoca Cemetery Trust Fund
The Avoca Cemetery Trust Fund was established in 2012 by the City of Avoca and all donations to the fund will assist with cemetery maintenance. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Avoca Public Library Fund
The Avoca Public Library Fund support the library's mission of providing access to a broad range of organized materials for informational, recreational, and cultural resources for the citizens of the Avoca community. The library also hosts children, teen, and adult programming throughout the year. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Bethany Lutheran Health Services Agency Fund
Bethany Lutheran Health Services provides a faith based assisted living and nursing home community. They offer memory care, assisted living, therapy programs, long-term care care, and more. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Carson Community Fund
The Carson Community Fund was established in 2017 by the City of Carson in cooperation with the Carson Business Club. The purpose of the fund is to improve the quality of life of citizens and enhance businesses by supporting local projects through nonprofits and governmental entities. Annually, grant disbursements from this endowment will support community projects that enhance the lifestyle of citizens, attract new business, and grow the local economy. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Children's Square Endowment Fund
The Children's Square Endowment Fund supports the mission of Children's Square to: “To teach, every day, the values and life skills essential to a successful life - one full of caring, contribution and commitment. Empowering each with: ● The Vision to See – the value of setting an ideal for which to reach; ● The Courage to Try – the value of accepting each obstacle as a challenge to meet; and ● The Will to Succeed – the value of making the commitment to persevere.” Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Family, Inc. Endowment Fund
FAMILY, Inc. provides public health and family support services to women, children and families in Pottawattamie and Mills Counties. It is FAMILY’s primary goal to assist parents in becoming their child’s first and most influential teacher through education, empowerment, and wellness. With offices located in Council Bluffs and Walnut, Iowa the agency serves both urban and rural communities. These services are administered in homes, shelters, and community settings. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Friends of the Council Bluffs Public Library Fund
The Friends of the Council Bluffs Library is an all-volunteer group supporting the services and programming needs of the Council Bluffs Public Library that are beyond the scope of normal budget operations. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs Fund
Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs' mission is to eliminate poverty housing and create safe, thriving neighborhoods in partnership with the community and those in need. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Heartland Family Service Endowment Fund
The Heartland Family Service Endowment Fund at PCCF supports their programs in southwest Iowa. The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services. These programs provide critical human services to the individuals and families who ultimately shape the future of our community in the following focus areas: Child & Family Well-Being, Counseling & Prevention, and Housing, Safety, & Financial Stability. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Historic General Dodge House Endowment Fund
Established in 2020, the purpose of the Historic General Dodge House Endowment Fund is to support future capital improvements to the property and cover any emergency expenses. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Hope-Net Community Fund
The Hope-Net Community Fund supports the mission of Hope-Net Ministries to help other people experience HOPE through meeting felts needs and building healthy relationships. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Hope-Net Endowment Fund
The Hope-Net Endowment Fund supports the mission of Hope-Net Ministries to help other people experience HOPE through meeting felts needs and building healthy relationships. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Jennie Edmundson Foundation Fund
The Jennie Edmundson Foundation is dedicated to helping Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital fulfill its mission to "build a bridge between the community and the hospital to enhance the resources that support Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in meeting the health care needs of our community." Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Lewis Central Endow Iowa Impact Fund
The Lewis Central Endow Iowa Impact Fund supports Lewis Central Education Foundation's mission of assisting the district and its students in the pursuit of education. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Lewis Central Impact Fund
The Lewis Central Impact Fund supports Lewis Central Education Foundation's mission of assisting the district and its students in the pursuit of education. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate MICAH House Corporation Endowment Fund
The mission of MICAH House is to provide a safe and nurturing environment with support services for those families and individuals experiencing the crisis of homelessness. Since 1986, the MICAH House has been a haven for families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis. The shelter provides the resources and support necessary to regain self sufficiency and reenter the community. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Pottawattamie County Trails Fund
The Pottawattamie County Trails Fund was established by the Pottawattamie County Trails Association to support the design, development, and promotion of a countywide trail system, resulting in the promotion of health and prosperity for future generations. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Pottawattamie Veteran Affairs Fund
This fund was established in 2017 by the Pottawattamie County Commission of Veteran Affairs. The purpose of the fund is to support services for local veterans - past, present and future. If needed, the fund may also support the sustainability of the Eagle of Honor Monument located in Council Bluffs. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Riverside Community School District Endowment Fund
This fund supports the Riverside Community School District. The District's mission is: To INSPIRE so that we motivate others to bring out the best in themselves; To UNIFY so that we bring others together for a common purpose or action; To ACHIEVE so that others may find ways to attain a successful result. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Riverside Community Schools Endow Iowa Fund
This fund supports the Riverside Community School District. The District's mission is: To INSPIRE so that we motivate others to bring out the best in themselves; To UNIFY so that we bring others together for a common purpose or action; To ACHIEVE so that others may find ways to attain a successful result. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Southwest Iowa CASA Program Fund
This fund supports the Southwest Iowa CASA Program. The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program commissions trained and qualified community advocates to serve as an effective support in court for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, strengthening efforts to ensure that each child is living in a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation Fund
The Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation (SWIEF) Fund supports their mission of soliciting, awarding, and managing scholarships in order to provide the opportunity for interested southwest Iowa students to pursue postsecondary education. Donations to this fund are eligible for PCCF's 10% match.
Donate Treynor Community Athletic Booster Club Endow Iowa Fund
The Treynor Community Athletic Booster Club Endow Iowa Fund promotes the mission of supporting and improving Treynor schools, their coaches, and student athletes. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Trivium Life Services Endowment Fund
The Mission of Trivia Life Services is to empower individuals to actively seek out opportunities for an enhanced quality of life. Trivium is devoted to supporting adults in our community who, for various reasons, are unable to live completely on their own. Most have some sort of intellectual or physical disability or are dealing with serious mental illness. Crossroads provides residential options, day programming and employment opportunities, so clients can reach their full potential at home, at work, and in their communities. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Vision Treynor Group Fund
The Vision Treynor Group Fund supports a family recreation complex for community members and central hub for activities. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Walnut Community Center Fund
This fund supports the newly renovated Walnut Community Center, which includes a fitness center, community room, event spaces, and business center. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Walnut Fire & Rescue Fund
Established in 2017 by the City of Walnut, distributions from this fund will support the Walnut Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department. The mission of the Walnut Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department is to preserve life and property in Walnut, Iowa, with a population of 785 residents, and surrounding areas in case of fire, rescue and/or other emergency; and to promote through fire safety education and prevention of such fire or other emergencies. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Board Designated
Donate PCCF Impact Fund
Invest with the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation's Community Impact Grants Fund. You will support nonprofit organizations the Foundation grants to annually whose innovative and meaningful work align with PCCF's mission to improve the lives of all county residents.
DAF
Donate CB Friends of the Parks Fund
Established by the Council Bluffs, Iowa Friends of the Parks Foundation, this endowment fund will support the public parks of the City of Council Bluffs for future generations and provide a fundraising mechanism for specific park projects. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Frank Fauble MHS Endowment Fund
Established in 2016 by Frank Fauble, the Frank Fauble MHS Endowment Fund benefits the Midlands Humane Society, whose mission is to protect and nurture companion animals and enrich the lives of people who love them. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Henry K. Peterson Foundation Fund
The Henry K. Peterson Foundation annually provides grants to nonprofit organizations who, as part of their stated mission, provide services to the disabled population of Southwest Iowa. Henry K. Peterson (1884-1966) was born in Council Bluffs Iowa. After graduating from Drake University Law School in 1908, he practiced law, served as the Council Bluffs City Attorney, became a 1936 Congressional candidate, and the first chair of the Council Bluffs City Planning Commission. In 1955, he was appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court where he served for ten years. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Lamar Hartje Legion Post 725
The Lamar Hartje Legion Post 725 Fund supports ongoing maintenance of the Treynor Eagle Monument and other youth initiatives. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Leadership CB Community Fund
Established by Leadership CB Class #29, the purpose of this fund is advancing leadership and improving the quality of life in the community of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, and the state of Iowa. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Lisa Marie Memorial
Lisa Marie Memorial will help facilitate outdoor adventures by awarding grants to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation and other conservation entities. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Merzedes Hart Memorial Fund
Established in 2017 by the family of Merzedes Hart, grants from this fund will be directed by the family and awarded to nonprofit organizations in Iowa as a way to honor Merzedes. Merzedes graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 2016 and was named A.L.’s female athlete of the year. Merzedes was a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and on the Maverick track team during the time of her passing. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Pelton 4 Paws Fund
The Pelton 4 Paws Fund was established in 2016 to support the Midlands Humane Society, whose mission is to protect and nurture companion animals and enrich the lives of people who love them. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate TS Community Foundation Southwest Iowa Impact Fund
The Southwest Iowa Impact Fund was established by the TS Community Foundation for the purpose of assisting with community projects to further economic development, job retention and growth, workforce development, and areas that help low to moderate income families. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Designated
Donate All Care Health Center Endow Iowa Fund
All Care Health Center provides affordable, comprehensive, high quality health care to the entire community. Support of All Care Health Center will help break down barriers and make reliable and impactful health care a reality. the Community Foundation's PCCF's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Betterment of the City of Crescent Fund
The Betterment of the City of Crescent Fund was established in 2015 and benefits projects in Crescent, Iowa at the discretion of the city council. Crescent, Iowa is located in the heart of the Loess Hills and is home to fertile soil, beautiful scenery, and about 550 friendly people. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Cari Farver Memorial Scholarship Fund
Cari Farver was a vibrant, talented, and caring person. Her friends and family remember her courageous spirit and love of life fondly. Although Cari's life ended abruptly, her indomitable spirit lives on in the hearts and minds of those who knew her best. And now, Cari's passion for helping others has manifested itself in the form of a scholarship fund at the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation. Each year, the scholarship will benefit an information technology student studying at Iowa Western Community College. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Council Bluffs Schools Foundation Endowment Fund
The Council Bluffs Schools Foundation mission is to provide financial resources and support to benefit the children, families, and staff of the Council Bluffs Community School District. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Douglas S. Lash Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Douglas S. Lash Memorial Scholarship Fund will support an annual scholarship for a student graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School, Lewis Central High School, or Thomas Jefferson High School who is pursuing a career in law. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Father David L. Smith Education Assistance Fund
The Father David L. Smith Education Assistance Fund will support the K-12 students of the Diocese of Iowa and the Archdiocese of Omaha, as well as post-secondary students of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Joe Lehan - Minden Community Fund
Established in 2017 by the family of Joe Lehan, annual disbursements from the fund will honor Joe by benefitting the community of Minden, Iowa. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Kerrie Orozco Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Kerrie Orozco Memorial Scholarship is designed to be given to an individual pursuing postsecondary education who personifies some of the outstanding characteristics that Kerrie displayed on a daily basis. This scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who exemplifies strength of character and a passion for helping others. Someone who demonstrates teamwork with a strong sense of initiative to get things done. Above all else, this scholarship is awarded to an individual who is involved and volunteers in the community. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Lisa Richter Memorial Fund
Established in 2017 in memory of Lisa Richter, grants from this fund will benefit the Midlands Humane Society. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Mathiasen Mercy Hospital Continuing Education Fund
Established in 2018 by Cindy and Jerry Mathiasen, the Mathiasen Mercy Hospital Continuing Education Fund will support continuing education of the Mercy staff at any level whether nurses, doctors, clerks, blood drawers, cleaners, nutritionists, etc. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate MICAH House Endowment Fund
The mission of MICAH House is to provide a safe and nurturing environment with support services for those families and individuals experiencing the crisis of homelessness. Since 1986, the MICAH House has been a haven for families and individuals experiencing a housing crisis. The shelter provides the resources and support necessary to regain self sufficiency and reenter the community. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Mid-Day Optimist Club Scholarship Fund
The Mid-Day Optimist Scholarship Fund was established in 2021 to support local high school seniors pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate New Visions Homeless Services Endowment
This Fund supports New Visions Homeless Services and their mission to provide help, hope, and opportunities for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and hunger in the Council Bluffs and Omaha communities. New Visions places a special emphasis on helping individuals identify and overcome the trauma they have faced in their lives and the barriers to independence. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Pottawattamie Conservation Endowment Fund
The mission of the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation is to support conservation of natural resources through public education and to provide funding for preservation of land for habitat and public enjoyment. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Pottawattamie County Special Deputy Sheriffs Fund
The Pottawattamie County Special Deputies are volunteer sworn reserve officers in the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office who help with patrol, community events, and more. This fund supports the Special Deputies and helps pay for training and equipment. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Riverside Links Scholarship Fund
The Riverside Links Scholarship Fund supports annual scholarships for graduates of Riverside High School who are entering their third or fourth year of postsecondary education. Riverside Links is comprised of representatives from the Carson, Macedonia, and Oakland communities. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Thomas Jefferson Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund
The Thomas Jefferson Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 to support scholarships for eligible students graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School. This fund will help future graduates achieve their dreams and goals by furthering their education. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate TJ Class of 1965 Quandt Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Thomas Jefferson Class of 1965 Quandt Memorial Scholarship was started to honor classmates who have passed away. It was initiated by the passing of classmate Larry Quandt. It currently provides a $500 scholarship to a graduating TJHS senior, who is anticipating enrollment at Iowa Western Community College. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Union Pacific Museum Association Endowment Fund
Union Pacific Museum Association Endowment Fund will help provide quality exhibits and educational programming to a diverse audience about the past, present and future of America's premier railroad, Union Pacific. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Field of Interest
Donate Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund
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.
Donate Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Substance Abuse Network Fund
The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fund of Southwest Iowa is designed to increase and effectively manage available pools of funding to create long-term, sustainable and quantifiable positive impact through three focus areas: education; raising awareness; and providing learning and development opportunities for area service providers. The fund will serve the following counties in Iowa: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Donate Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa
Through purposeful planning, strategic insight, and collaborative needs-assessment within the communities that make up southwest Iowa, this endowed fund supports programming designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of women and their families. This fund serves the following counties in Iowa: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. The areas of focus may include, but are not limited to: Education initiatives for women of all ages; Access to affordable, quality childcare; Women's health, safety, and well-being; and Aging in place.
Donate Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa Endow Iowa Fund
Through purposeful planning, strategic insight, and collaborative needs-assessment within the communities that make up southwest Iowa, this endowed fund supports programming designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of women and their families. This fund serves the following counties in Iowa: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. The areas of focus may include, but are not limited to: Education initiatives for women of all ages; Access to affordable, quality childcare; Women's health, safety, and well-being; and Aging in place. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match and the Endow Iowa tax credit.
Fiscal Sponsorship
Donate Pottawattamie County K-9 Unit Support Fund
The Pottawattamie County K-9 Unit Support Fund was recently established to help fund the purchase of additional K-9s to be utilized in the Road Patrol Department. All funds raised will be used to purchase, train, and outfit the dogs. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Donate Southwest Iowa Leadership Academy
The Southwest Iowa Leadership Academy is a program designed to build leadership skills in middle-school students. The Academy annually hosts a four-day camp for students in the seven middle schools in the Council Bluffs region. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Donate The Southwest Iowa Down Syndrome Parent Group Fund
The Southwest Iowa Down Syndrome Parent Group Fund supports individuals and families touched by Down syndrome in southwest Iowa. The fund also supports the annual Buddy Walk event. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Donate Treynor Recreation and Trails Commission
This fund is supported by local Treynor residents desiring to have a fun, safe splash pad, playground, and trail for their kids to enjoy in town. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Scholarships
  Donate Hoff Family Arts Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund will support graduating seniors who intend to pursue a course of study within art, music, theater, dance or culinary arts. Donations to this fund are eligible for the Community Foundation's 10% match.
Donate Joseph DeHoyos Carle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Joseph DeHoyos Carle, this fund will support scholarships for students graduating from the Council Bluffs Community School District and/or Lewis Central Community School District in 2022 and 2023. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Expendable Fund
Donate Pottawattamie County Shop with the Sheriff Fund
Your donation to the Pottawattamie County Shop with the Sheriff Fund will support the annual Shop with a Sheriff event that makes the holidays a bit warmer and brighter for local children and their families. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Donate Riverside Pride Expendable Fund
The Riverside Pride Fund supports the Riverside Community School District. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Donate Treynor Community Schools Fund
The Treynor Community Schools Fund supports projects and programming for children grades K-12. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Donate Treynor Optimist Fund
The Treynor Optimist Fund supports youth service projects in the Treynor community, like the East Park Playground. *As a non-endowed fund, this fund is ineligible for any Community Foundation matching funds.
Other Funds