HELP OUR COMMUNITY MEET THE CHALLENGES OF CHANGING TIMES.

Create impact and give where we live.

The Community Foundation for Western Iowa, formerly Pottawattamie County Community Foundation,
is your connection to creating a lasting legacy and ensuring our communities are strong, vibrant, and attractive for years to come. We provide a highly personalized plan tailored to each individual or family’s charitable goals, financial interests, and desired impact.

pottawattamie county community foundation
announces new name, greater impact

Over the last 15 years, the Community Foundation has learned how necessary it is to build funding sources for areas of need, where caring and committed donors can invest their charitable dollars in ways that fill their passion, while creating lasting change in our communities.

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ribbon cutting + building dedication

MAY 16, 2022

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who helped us celebrate our building renovation and dedication to Florence and Charles Lakin. Nearly 150 community friends joined us for selfies, coffee, and our official ribbon-cutting with the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. A special thank you to our dedicated Board of Directors, our committee members, and of course, the Charles E. Lakin Family Foundation for making this day possible.

We were thrilled to officially reveal our new name, new brand, building signage, and the beautiful oil painting by Zack Jones (ZJ Paintings) commemorating today’s event and the Lakin Family’s generosity.


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