DES MOINES, IOWA (January 25, 2023) — 1000 Friends of Iowa announced the winners of the 2023 Best Development Award winners during a ceremony at the Capitol this week. The awards honor projects that recognize connections between building and project development and quality of life. With a mission focused on responsible land use, 1000 Friends of Iowa promotes smart growth planning principles that help achieve socially, economically and environmentally sustainable communities. 

NORTH LIBERTY, IOWA (December 13, 2022) — The Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association (ISETA) is reaching out to Iowans to offer help to those impacted by the 

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 10, 2022) — Food Bank of Iowa announced a partnership with Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm and Feeding America® to immediately provide food for Iowans in need and build long-term technology solutions to scale the food bank’s impact.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 27, 2022) — In celebration of National Clean Energy Week, the Iowa Conservative Energy Forum is releasing the findings of a new economic impact study by Goss and Associates.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 19, 2022) — More than 600 credit union leaders, exhibitors, speakers, and guests gathered in-person in Des Moines and online August 28-30 for the annual Iowa Credit Union Convention. This year’s convention celebrated the impact Iowa credit unions have made over the past year and explored new ways credit unions can impact the financial lives of Iowans moving forward.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 13, 2022) — In its 27th year, the Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) serves as the hub for credit union philanthropy in Iowa. At this year’s annual ICUF Benefit Night Fundraiser on August 29 at the Community Choice Convention Center in Des Moines, ICUF raised more than $98,000 in support of their work to champion financial well-being for all. This year marked a historic amount of dollars raised.

DES MOINES, IOWA (August 9, 2022) — As part of a continued commitment to supporting computer science education in Iowa, today Google announced a $150,000 grant to the Iowa STEM Council to help support the council’s mission to increase awareness, achievement, and interest in STEM education with students in Iowa. To highlight this and other computer science education efforts in the state, Google will host a “Coding Carnival” at the Iowa State Fair with hands-on learning opportunities.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 20, 2021) — The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) has announced Jelena Babic Barnes will be the next Executive Director.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA (November 18, 2021) — One in eight people will experience food insecurity in America during their lifetimes, and the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that followed has exacerbated hunger across the country. Here in Iowa, the search interest for “food pantry near me” went up 50% this year and search interest in SNAP reached an all-time high in Iowa in January 2021.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (October 22, 2021) — A University of Texas study that gave Iowa a “D” for its electric competition raises questions about the state’s need for more free market forces in its electric utility market, the executive director of an Iowa business group for clean energy said today.

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