women in Iowa led the nation in rate of business ownership?
Iowa currently ranks 49th in the nation for number of women-owned businesses. This number has decreased in the last decade.
more Iowan women were empowered with the skills and confidence to run for public office?
Iowa is one of two states to have never elected a female governor, US Senator, or US Representative.
all of Iowa’s women and girls could be assured of security in their home lives?
Among homeless families in Iowa, 85% are headed by women.
The Iowa Women’s Foundation
is committed to improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls through economic self-sufficiency. With a diversified mix of action and funding including research, grantmaking, advocacy, education, and collaboration we work to alleviate the causes and not just the symptoms of economic illiteracy.
Bringing in more than $100,000 in donations, the IWF Annual Luncheon, held on Monday, September 19, was our most successful to date. We were delighted to welcome Cokie Roberts, who delivered a powerful and thought-provoking address on the important role that women’s organizations play in our country. This was our opportunity to announce our 2017 grant partners and outline our goals for the coming year. Thanks to all who attended and supported this important event! Read more…
Save the date! Next year’s luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2017.
Launched in 2015, Prosperity Together is a partnership of women’s foundations across the country. In 2016, partners awarded $29 million to 996 organizations in 23 states, impacting 4 million women and girls. IWF awarded more than $108,000 to 18 organizations across Iowa, setting a new record.