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Southwest Iowa nonprofits help us lift each other up in times of need. Give to what matters to you, give to help vulnerable neighbors, give to encourage community causes.

Donations, volunteering and kindness help everyone.

22 Veterans Suicide Awareness Association
All Care Health Center
Alzheimer's Association - Iowa Chapter
American Midwest Ballet
Bethany Lutheran Health Services
Birthright of Council Bluffs, Inc
Career EdVantage SWI
Catholic Charities Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program
Centro Latino of Iowa
Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus
Children's Square U.S.A.
Connections Area Agency on Aging
Council Bluffs Autism Support Group
Council Bluffs Pantry Association
Council Bluffs Public Library Foundation
Council Bluffs Schools Foundation
Council Bluffs Trees Forever
Crossroads of Western Iowa
Family Housing Advisory Services
First Responders Foundation
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Glenwood Community School Foundation
Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development
Greater Omaha Cage Bird Society
Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs
Harrison County Humane Society of Iowa
Historic General Dodge House
Historical Society of Pottawattamie County
Hooves & Paws Rescue of the Heartland
Immigrant Legal Center
Impact Hill
Inter-Faith Response, Inc.
Iowa Legal Aid
Iowa Western Community College Foundation
Jennie Edmundson Foundation
Lookout Village
Lusco Farms Rescue
Midlands Humane Society
Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue
New Century Art Guild
New Visions Homeless Services
Operation 22 Til Freedom
Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment (PACE)
Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation
Pottawattamie County Community Foundation
Pottawattamie County Housing Trust Fund
Pottawattamie County Trails Association
Preserve Council Bluffs
Promise 4 Paws
S.O.L.A.S. Support Our Local Animal Shelter
Southwest Iowa CASA Program
The 712 Initiative
TS Community Foundation
Underwood Dollars for Scholars
Union Pacific Museum Association
West Central Community Action
Western Iowa's Feral and Homeless Cat Program
Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center

Nonprofits with programs in both Iowa and Nebraska
American Red Cross of Omaha Council Bluffs Metro
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Boys Town
CHI Health Foundation
Children's Square U.S.A.
Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Medical Reserve Corps
Food Bank for the Heartland
Good News Jail and Prison Ministry
Goodwill Industries, Inc., Serving Eastern Nebraska & Southwest Iowa
Heartland Bike Share
Heartland Family Service
JDRF Nebraska-Southwest Iowa Chapter
Paralyzed Veterans of America Great Plains Chapter
TeamMates Mentoring Program
The Salvation Army
United Way of the Midlands
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
YMCA of Greater Omaha
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha (ynpnGO)


September 16th, 2021 - View Panel Discussion HERE Insights into Service Recently the locally-based organization ICAN hosted its annual Women’s Leadership Conference with the theme “In Sight: Step Up, Stand Out, Stand Together.” A follow up offered to conference attendees was a panel discussion focused on volunteering as a manner for answering the theme’s call. ICAN invited SHARE Omaha to sculpt and moderate this panel of community leaders across the spectrum of career stages and roles, from emerging leaders to community trustees and senior executives. Panelists included: Lindsay Borgeson, Senior Vice President of Deposit Services at Core Bank; Gail Graeve, Vice President of Social Impact at Mutual of Omaha; Rodrigo López, Chairman at AmeriSphere Companies; and Lorena Zamarripa, Instructional Designer and Trainer at LinkedIn. How they stepped up Panelists revealed personal and professional stories, all telling how volunteerism had enhanced their lives in multifaceted ways. For instance, Graeve relayed how...
February 25th, 2021 - This blog is written by guest writer, Katie Bruno. As a young professional woman, I am involved in a number of groups and organizations in my community from serving on boards and committees of non-profits to organizing community service projects for my young professional group to teaching financial literacy classes. Being involved in the community is important to me both personally and professionally. I find that giving back helps to teach us understanding and compassion for others and for me, it’s extremely rewarding. One of my personal favorites that I believe has one of the greatest impacts on the community is 100 Women Who Care. We are a giving circle. Our growing group is local Omaha women who pool our resources to make a collective donation to a charity that we choose as a group. Giving circles are very simple and require very little commitment from our members. We don’t have a cumbersome administrative process or member requirements and we don’t have to engage in time-...
July 30th, 2020 - As we are experiencing an unprecedented public health crisis, one SHARE@Home volunteer opportunity is providing a chance to come together to reduce the stigma that often surrounds mental health. In response to the pandemic, the local American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Nebraska chapter created the Nice Notes campaign to send positive, uplifting notes. Members of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Young Professional Council said "yes" to this opportunity to serve and created 80 uplifting cards! These cards were crafted with care in an effort to inspire notes of positivity, encouragement and cheer. The cards will be distributed in the coming weeks to healthcare professionals and First Responders within the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro. “This was an impactful activity for members of the team and a great way to serve our community,” said Haley Armstrong, YP Council Member and Nice Notes participant. Dozens of individual volunteers are also joining the effort. One...
July 20th, 2020 - This article is the first in a new series. SHARE Omaha is pleased to collaborate with Western Iowa Development Association (WIDA) to feature rural Iowans who are doing good. Learn more about WIDA. Though it’s a short acronym, CASA volunteers play a significant role in the lives of many in Southwest Iowa. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) do the unseen work to ensure the best interests of vulnerable youth in our community, work that deserves to be recognized. The Southwest Iowa CASA Program recruits community volunteers to serve as a voice in court for abused and neglected children, to secure a safe, permanent and nurturing home for all. One of these dedicated volunteers is Sheila Lewis of Treynor, Iowa. For Sheila, the process of becoming a CASA volunteer was gradual. A previous co-worker was a CASA in Douglas County and shared her experiences; it sounded interesting. TS Banking Group, where Sheila works, posted the opportunity to become a CASA volunteer; she remembered...