Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Cara Cool Trede, President
Primary Contact Name
Cara Cool Trede
Main Address

Council Bluffs Schools Foundation
536 East Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
United States

What We Do

Our mission is to solicit, award and manage scholarships in order to provide the opportunity for interested Southwest Iowa students to pursue post secondary education.

Because we are a 501-C3 organization, all contributions are tax deductible.

Interesting Info
  • SWIEF firmly believes higher education can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.
  • By serving as the central application hub for 100+ scholarships, our organization is also able to offer our donors an outlet for good.
  • In 2022, 135 students received $617,800 in scholarships toward their college educations, which is over a 43 percent increase from the amount awarded in 2021.
Geographic Location
2022 Scholars