how to donate

Our Partnership with the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF) is a tax-exempt public charity, 501(c)(3), that serves those who share a common interest in improving the quality of life in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

Through the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, individuals, families, businesses, and organizations can create permanent charitable funds that help their region meet the challenges of changing times. PCCF invests and administers these charitable funds, such as the Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation, Inc.’s own endowment called the “Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation, Inc. Fund”.

If you would like to donate to Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation, please click here!

Endow Iowa Tax Credit

Since PCCF is a qualified community foundation and meets national standards, donors who are Iowa tax payers can receive 25% of their donation in the form of a state tax credit by establishing or giving to an existing qualified endowment; more specifically to support a new SWIEF scholarship.

Find out more about the Tax Benefits and Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

Contact Information:

Southwest Iowa Educational Foundation

Cara Cool Trede, President

Phone: 402-681-7198



536 East Broadway

Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

Phone: 712-256-7007

Fax: 712-256-5007



536 East Broadway

Council Bluffs, IA 51501