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.
A special thanks to IWF Grant Partner Lutheran Services in Iowa for sharing this story.
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IWF is currently accepting tributes for the 5th edition of Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls. Ovation provides a fun and unique opportunity to celebrate a woman or girl in your life through personalized “tributes”. These tributes can be sponsored by friends, colleagues, family members, community members or anyone who wants to thank a woman or girl who has made an impact in their lives. Ovation serves as a critical part of our grantmaking, research, advocacy and education.
We unveiled the 4th edition of Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls with a week of celebration as we traveled across Iowa for four unveiling events. See photos from the unveiling on our Facebook page.
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.