Funding and Grants

The FIRE Foundation of NW Iowa was created to enhance the education of all the students in the schools, not just those with a disability. Contributions to the FIRE Foundation of NW Iowa improve the professional development of teachers, assist with paraprofessional and special educator salaries, and offset the investment in adaptive technology in our Diocesan schools.

Because of FIRE’s tremendous growth, both within our schools and in our community, the FIRE Foundation of NW Iowa is now also able to offer smaller, micro-grant funding for Diocesan schools to offset specialized curriculum costs and to support conference attendance for educators and other professional development opportunities that advance accessibility and inclusion.

Generous community and donor support and a willing, collaborative relationship between the Diocese of Sioux City and the FIRE Foundation of NW Iowa are making the dream of a more inclusive community a reality.