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License Holders

Iowa West Racing Association

Iowa West Racing Association is the nonprofit sponsor of the license for Ameristar Casino Hotel and Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel, as well as the license holder for Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs

The grant recipient of funds from the Iowa West Racing Association (IWRA) is the Iowa West Foundation, which is an independent private foundation that further distributes the receipts in the form of grants. The Iowa West Foundation provides grants for nonprofit and governmental projects to improve the quality of life for citizens in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

To view Iowa West Foundation’s grant archives, visit here, or click on the drop-down menu to the right.


4201 River’s Edge Parkway
Suite 400

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Past Grant Recipients
Grant Application Contacts

Nicole Lindquist, Communications Director

Brenda Mainwaring, President & CEO

Matt Henkes, Vice President



Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for your interest in the site and the Iowa Gaming Association.