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Some call it stories. Others call it a blog. But here you will find nuggets of goodness to use and -- you guessed it -- SHARE!

Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa Accepting Grant Applications Now!

 

The Community Foundation for Western Iowa is now accepting grant applications through June 15 for the Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa.  

Grants starting at $10,000 are available for projects in one (or more) of the following focus areas: Education Initiatives (STEM); Accessible and Affordable Childcare; Women's Health, Safety and Well-being; and Aging in Place.

Ruth Kreger is the Do-Gooder of the Year!

 

Falling on National Volunteer Week, a major focus for Do Good Days this year is volunteerism.  SHARE Iowa, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Western Iowa, provided online educational opportunities for nonprofits and presented the second annual “Do-Gooder of the Year” award.  All nonprofit organizations participating on the SHARE Iowa platform were encouraged to nominate their volunteers or “Do-Gooders” of the year.  Share My Smile nominated Ruth Kreger for the award. 

Do Good Days Lunch & Learn April 25: What's April Without AI?

Few words in our everyday lives strike more fear than "Artificial Intelligence" (or AI for short). For some, AI is a valuable tool that helps work be more efficient. For others, AI is feared as a replacement for positions in the workforce. In this session, we'll explore the myths, the truths, the benefits, and the challenges of working with AI in non-profit organizations. 

Join us for a lunch and learn Thursday, April 25 from 11:30 - 1:00 hosted by the Community Foundation for Western Iowa with speaker Dr. AnnMarie Marlier.

Nominate A Do-Gooder of the Year!

 

Nominate a Do-Gooder Today!

 

Do Good Days is April 24 - 27. In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, we will celebrate volunteers and nonprofits, encourage volunteering, and honor what doing good means to you.  Do Good Days is a great opportunity to show gratitude for current volunteers and the "Do-Gooder of the Year" award is an excellent opportunity to show thanks for all your volunteers do!

Iowa Communities Rally Together to Raise $1.5 Million During Giving Tuesday 712

 

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (Dec. 7, 2023) – Western Iowa came out in full force to support nonprofits and their important work throughout nine counties during Giving Tuesday 712 on November 28, 2023.

Western Iowa raised $1.5 million this year on the global day of giving, up from last year’s $1.3 million in donations. According to the Community Foundation for Western Iowa, donations jumped 24% on Giving Tuesday through the SHARE Iowa platform. SHARE Iowa is an initiative of the Community Foundation for Western Iowa.