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In partnership with the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation and the Iowa West Foundation, nonprofits serving Pottawattamie County five days per week or more are featured here! The Iowa West Foundation has generously provided $20,000 in Challenge Funds to be shared by nonprofits meeting their funding criteria. Look for a special “PG” designation on the nonprofit profile. If you live, work, or play in Pottawattamie County, support your local nonprofits through Pottawattamie Gives!

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All Nonprofits
98 Total Nonprofits


All Care Health Center

All Care Health Center's mission is to provide affordable, comprehensive, high quality healthcare to the entire community. We are located in Council Bluffs, Iowa and are passionate about the patients we serve. All Care offers medical, dental, pharmacy, mental health, enrollment and social services.

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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

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Avoca Public Library

Avoca Public Library serves the area communities with educational, recreational, and cultural collections and activities. Open: Mon - Fri 10-5:00 p.m., Wed 10-8:00 p.m., Sat 9-12:00 p.m.

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B'nai Israel Synagogue

B'nai Israel Synagogue is the only Jewish institution in active use in southwest Iowa, serving Jews in Iowa, and Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Our goal is to keep Jewish traditions alive! We aim to do this through Jewish worship and celebrations, historical preservation of the building, and maintaining the Jewish heritage and culture of Council Bluffs. We celebrate the Jewish holidays and monthly services for Shabbat.

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Bethany Lutheran Home and Bethany Heights

Our mission is to provide for the spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of our senior residents. Our intention to provide this care based on need regardless of race, creed, national or ethnic origin. Our goals are to assist each resident attain their highest potential through individualized and holistic care; a positive, caring and safe environment; spiritual and social programming; to enhance the dignity of each resident; and to work with other social and community health care agencies.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

We believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is here to help children reach their potential, and through them, transform families, schools and communities.

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Birthright of Council Bluffs

Birthright of Council Bluffs is an emergency pregnancy service, offering an alternative to abortion. We have been providing help to women (and men) in Council Bluffs and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Our office is open 3-5 hours a day Monday - Saturday and we have a 24 hour Helpline 1-800-550-4900. Birthright services are always free, safe, caring, and confidential. We offer pregnancy tests, practical help, love, support, and hope.

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Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council

Mission Statement It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and law. Promise to Parents Parents will say Scouting in Mid-America Council offers their family fun and adventurous things to do. This fun and adventure will help their son or daughter develop leadership skills and values important to good citizenship and service to others.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) is one of the largest youth-serving agencies in the Omaha metropolitan area with 11 Club sites. BGCM is an out-of-school, youth-serving agency for kids age 6-18. These opportunities are led by professional, positive role models that make a lifelong impact in the lives of those we serve. Our programs focus on three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. For more info visit www.bgcomaha.org

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Camp Quality Heartland

Camp Quality Heartland is a free summer camp for kids diagnosed with cancer AND their siblings. We provide year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential. Camp Quality Heartland is 100% volunteer run and community driven.

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Care and Share House, Inc.

Care and Share House, Inc. is a free food pantry and free store with two locations in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The mission of Care & Share House, Inc. is "To feed and clothe the people in need within our community while treating them with dignity and respect."

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Catholic Charities Phoenix House

For over 90 years the Catholic Charities based in Des Moines has served people of all faiths in Southwest, Iowa. The Catholic Charities Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County and Southwest Iowa helps persons dealing with issues of domestic and/or sexual violence. The program offers shelter, support and advocacy to men, women, children and families who are dealing with these situations. The program is available 24 hours a day.

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Catnip and Tails Rescue, Inc.

Catnip and Tails Rescue is a registered non-profit (501c3) animal rescue organization. We are state licensed in both Iowa and Nebraska with the Department of Agriculture. We rescue homeless/abused/neglected/abandoned animals from high stressed situations. as well as those animals that are in danger of being euthanized at a shelter.

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Centro Latino of Council Bluffs

Our mission is to educate and empower Hispanic/Latino individuals and families towards a self-sufficient, safe, and healthy life. We seek to serve Hispanic/Latino families in Council Bluffs, a population that grew 112% in Council Bluffs from the year 2000 to 2010.

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Chanticleer Theater

For over sixty years the Chanticleer Theater has brought wholesome entertainment, quality educational programs for children, and the performing arts to our community. Chanticleer entertains 10,000 patrons per season, and is a cornerstone for the creative theater community. Chanticleer is seeking support to help fund five productions for the 2016-2017 season. Donations of every amount are needed, appreciated and make a difference!

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Charles E Lakin Human Services Campus

The Charles E Lakin Human Services Campus is a unique collaborative that is home to American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club, Heartland Family Service, MICAH House, and The Salvation Army. The Campus, a separate non-profit, holds events throughout the year for children and families that participate in the programs of the partner agencies, and serves as a place where all children and families in need can find resources and training to better enable them to be productive and contributing citizens.

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CHI Health Mercy PMIC (Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children)

CHI Health Psychiatric Mental Institute for Children (PMIC) is a residential, long-term treatment center for adolescents, ages 12-18, with substance abuse or chemical dependency, and behavioral psychiatric conditions. Through the program, we teach youths the necessary skills and behaviors to live a happier, healthier life. CHI Health PMIC is one of only two PMICs in the state of Iowa with a primary focus on substance abuse. We treat approximately 60-75 adolescents annually.

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Children's Square U.S.A.

Children's Square serves over 1,500 children and families daily. Services include early childhood care and education programs, counseling services, emergency services, a grades 1-12 special education program, residential treatment for children and adolescents experiencing serious emotional disorders and aftercare services for young adults who have aged out of foster care. In addition, we recruit, train and support foster and adoptive families in both Iowa and Nebraska.

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Connections Area Agency on Aging

Connections is one of six Area Agencies on Aging in Iowa working to keep older Iowans independent, healthy, and thriving in the environment of their choice. Our Elder Abuse and Awareness program is the selected program designee for funds donated through 2017 Pottawattamie Gives!

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Council Bluffs Community Education Foundation

The Community Education Foundation, a 501(c) encompasses the Council Bluffs Alumni & Friends Network, STARS Scholarship Program sponsored by the Iowa West Foundation, Classroom Grants, Teacher and Staff Appreciation, & Gear Up Students needy student fund. The Community Education Foundation also sponsors the Council Bluffs Community School District's Welcome Back Kick Off, and much more.

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Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund, Inc.

The Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose primary funding comes in the form of grants from the Iowa Finance Authority with matching funds from the local sources including, but not limited to, Iowa West Foundation. Funds are allocated annually to organizations or individuals that serve the housing needs of low to moderate income residents within the city of Council Bluffs.

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Council Bluffs Ministry with the Mentally Handicapped

MMH was organized in 1984 as an inter-denominational religious program for persons with mental disabilities. Pastors, parents, and teachers established this program that includes worship service, Bible study, and fellowship. There is a full production play held twice a year: Christmas and Easter. Following all services refreshments are served in the social hall and everyone enjoys a brief fellowship time with each other.

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Council Bluffs Pantry Association

The Council Bluffs Pantry Association is a collaboration of local non-profit organizations that work together to help feed, clothe, provide temporary housing, and essential items for thousands of individuals each year. We all strive to help as many people as possible, while ensuring the system is not being abused. We currently have 9 members- 7 food pantries, the Micah house, and Phillips Cupboard

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Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation

The primary purpose of the Council Bluffs Library Foundation is to enhance services to the Library. It is to assure a continuing source of support in the best interests of the Library - for the benefit of ALL. Funds have previously been provided for Teen Central, staff training and many technology upgrades. Recently, funds have been allocated for the creation of the MakerSpace area in the Library. All donations go directly toward helping the Library improve their service to the community.

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Council Bluffs Soccer Club

CBSC provides a youth soccer program for Council Bluffs and surrounding communities in southwest Iowa. Our financial aid program insures that no child is denied the opportunity to participate. We also offer several college level scholarships to those who have been involved in CBSC soccer. We focus on recreation, involvement, and education. Our kids have fun! Through Omaha Gives! your donation will allow us to continue to offer the opportunity for ALL children to play "the beautiful game."

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Council Bluffs Trees Forever

Since 1991 Council Bluffs Trees Forever has made our city a better place to live, work and play! Trees add value to our lives, they provide us cleaner air and increased energy efficiency. The presence of trees in urban areas has been linked to reduced crime, increased revenue, higher property values and more efficient storm water management. Trees are a valuable asset to our community plus trees and green space restore us emotionally and spiritually and do it "naturally". Together we grow!

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Crescent Food Pantry

God placed upon my heart the idea of opening a food pantry to help those who simply cannot make ends meet. We supplement families with enough food for at least 1 week and we give each new family a Bible. They can visit one pantry once a month. We help those families in Southwest, Iowa. I have set up the pantry as a choice pantry which means families get to pick out the food they prefer (still limited of course) and this way we are not sending food with them they do not like.

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Crossroads of Western Iowa, Inc.

For over 40 years, Crossroads of Western Iowa has been empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, chronic illness and brain injury to actively seek out opportunities for an enhanced quality of life. This past year, more than 350 individuals and their families have reached beyond and achieved dreams they never thought were possible. Crossroads proudly serves the greater western Iowa region, including Pottawattamie, Harrison, Monona and Woodbury counties.

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Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association

The Fairmount Park Neighborhood Association was formed in 2007 by a couple of neighborhood residents whose primary quest was to "get to know" our neighbors. We wanted to establish a sense of community within our community and focus on helping others and neighborhood beautification. Our neighborhood includes the Park/Glen Historic District and borders the Historic 100 Block in Council Bluffs, Iowa

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FAMILY Inc.

FAMILY, Inc. provides public health & family support services to women, children & families in Southwest Iowa. FAMILY's primary goal is to assist parents in becoming their child's first and most influential teacher through education, empowerment, & wellness. These services are administered in homes, shelters, & community settings. FAMILY works to ensure families have access to services & support that they need to allow their children to enter school healthy, safe & ready to learn.

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