Pozzi Family Foundation
Arts | Culture | Community

Pozzi Family Foundation

Giving Philosophy


Supporting the right people with the right ideas is the truest engine for positive change.

We prioritize people because, while anyone can write a grant request, it takes a special kind of energy and dedication to change things for the better.  Those qualities matter more to us than what’s written on your application.

While the Pozzi Family Foundation is new, its members aren’t new to arts and community development work.  Before we were funders, two generations of us were practitioners in these fields.  That’s how we learned that the most common approach is not always the best way.  We primarily support projects that have been overlooked by other funding agencies because the strongest communities support and encourage new ideas, but new ideas mean taking chances and trying new things.  Those values aren’t easy for many funding agencies to embrace.

That’s why we want to hear your idea – even if, or maybe especially if, folks have told you it’s crazy.  Like we said, the Pozzi Family Foundation is looking for the right people with the right ideas.




310 Park Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


(712) 256-0218


Areas of Focus


The arts exist at the center of our family just as we believe they should in our cities and in our communities. We strive to value and support creative works of all kinds.


Our culture measures our quality of life, our vitality, and the health of our society.  With it comes a sense of belonging, personal and cognitive growth and the ability to empathize and relate to each other.


A strong sense of community adds real value to our lives. It not only helps us feel more connected to the world around us, it also makes a measurable difference in our happiness and our health.


Many poets are not poets for the same reason that many religious men are not saints: they never succeed in being themselves. They never get around to being the particular poet or the particular monk they are intended to be. They never become the man or the artist who is called for by all the circumstances of their individual lives. They waste their years in vain efforts to be some other poet, some other saint...

They wear out their minds and bodies in a hopeless endeavor to have somebody else’s experiences or write somebody else’s poems.
— Thomas Merton


Contact PFF.

We’re here to help!  In fact, it’s why our Foundation exists at all, so if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  A Foundation member will be in touch as soon as possible.

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