2022 grant recipient | TRIVIUM LIFE SERVICES

In its third grant cycle, the Southwest Iowa Impact Fund -- a fund at Four Corners Community Foundation -- awarded $1,000 to Trivium Life Services for their new coffee shop called The Terrace which is planned to open later this spring. The funds will help Trivium accomplish its goal to provide fulfilling work to those suffering with disabilities or mental illness while also connecting and serving community needs. Additionally, this will add to the economic vitality of the area and provide future local restaurant collaboration.  

Organizationally, Trivium provides services to individuals with disabilities and provides respite to their families. Trivium has a long history of empowering those with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, chronic mental illness, and brain injuries towards independence through residential and day habilitation services. Whether seeking behavioral health services or long-term support, their holistic approach will help individuals reach their goals.

The Southwest Iowa Impact Fund's mission is to assist more families or individuals in need, create economic viability, and help create community impact.

“The Terrace will help to connect the larger community to the expansive mission of Trivium, and this funding and partnership with Four Corners Community Foundation helps amplify these efforts,” said CEO of Trivium, Brent Dillinger.

Pictured (L to R) include Kelsey Stupfell, Jen Fletcher, both 4CCF board members, Sarah Dillinger and Brent Dillinger with Trivium and Kyle Osborne, 4CCF board member.

Four Corners Community Foundation is an affiliate of Community Foundation for Western Iowa.

2021 grant recipient | southwest iowa leadership academy

In its second grant cycle in December 2021, the Southwest Iowa Impact Fund awarded a $500 grant to the Southwest Iowa Leadership Academy.

Southwest Iowa Leadership Academy is a 33-year-old program designed for seventh graders going into eighth grade in West Pottawattamie County. Students participate in this four-day leadership development camp to hone team building, communication and problem solving skills, as well as service learning and goal setting. Participating schools include Treynor, Underwood, Kirn, Lewis Central, Wilson and Saint Albert. This past summer, over 100 seventh grade students interacted with business speakers and community leaders as part of their experience. This upcoming camp in June 2022 will have a residential camp experience for students. 

inaugural 2020 grant recipient | new visions homeless services

In its inaugural grant cycle, the Southwest Iowa Impact Fund -- a fund at TS Community Foundation -- awarded $500 to the New Visions Homeless Services Community Wide Christmas Celebration. The funds helped New Visions fulfill an immediate community need in such a difficult year.

To create a safe atmosphere for the community and its employees and volunteers, New Visions revised their annual celebration to a 3-day drive-through event which offered 5 stops for families: 1. diapers (optional); 2. a ham or turkey with additional food items in partnership with Whispering Roots; 3. eggs and bread in partnership with Open Door Mission; 4. a gift station for children to get a gift for their parent(s) or guardian(s); and 5. a sack full of presents for the children.

“The Southwest Iowa Impact Fund's mission is to assist more families in need, create economic viability, and help ignite community impact," said Mick Guttau, TS Community Foundation Board President. "Helping our community, one child and one family at a time, is our ultimate goal. This year, more than ever, grants to organizations like New Visions Homeless Services are critical to southwest Iowa.”