In this, its eighth year, the Barlow Foundation Community Challenge raised $133,904 for three area non-profit organizations, pushing the total raised over the lifetime of the Challenge past $1 million.
Each year, the Barlow Family Foundation - which is the philanthropic arm of Iowa Falls State Bank - chooses several nonprofit organizations to participate in its Community Challenge. Qualifying donations given to the nonprofits during the two week fundraiser are matched by the Foundation. Two qualify, donations must be from individuals and they have to be between $25 and $100. This year, each group could get up to $30,000 matched.