West Bancorporation Foundation announces grants to local food pantries

The Board of Directors of the West Bancorporation Foundation, the charitable branch of West Bank, awarded $71,500 in grants to 18 community organizations for the 2021 fourth quarter. 6 of the 18 organizations that received grants were food pantries. The emphasis to donate to food pantries during the holidays demonstrates our commitment to the communities we serve in these difficult times. West Bancorporation grants are awarded to local community organizations in the areas of Human Services, Arts and Culture, and Education. 


“We are proud to support such amazing organizations that are continually bettering our community,” said Jill Hansen, Senior Vice President, West Bank and Executive Director of the West Bancorporation Foundation. “West Bank believes in seeking out ways to make a difference and improve the communities we serve. During the holidays it is even more important that we find ways to meet the needs of vulnerable members of those communities.”  


In the 2021 giving year, the Foundation has given $221,852 in philanthropic contributions. Organizations that received donations for the fourth quarter include: Blank Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees & Lights, Camp Hertko Hollow, DMARC Food Pantry, Dowling Catholic High School, Everybody Wins! Iowa, Hope Ministries, Mentor Iowa, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Boy Scouts Troop 43, By Degrees Foundation, The Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Single Parent Provision, Catholic Council for Social Concern, Channel One Food Bank, Community Pathways, Echo Food Shelf, Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf, and Coralville Community Food Pantry. 


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