Apr 20 2018
A special thank you to Melanie Shellenberger , Safe at Home Program Administrator for the Office of Iowa Secretary of State, for writing this blog for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Safe at Home
Survivors of assault and a ...
Apr 09 2018
A special thank-you to 2018 IWF Grant Partner EyesOpenIowa for writing this guest blog and telling their story. To learn more about this organization and their work in our state, visit http://www.eyesopeniowa.org/.
Removing Stigma & ...
Mar 30 2018
A special thank-you to Andrea Wilson from the Iowa Writers' House for writing this article. This is the last installment of our Women's History Month blog series—visit iawf.org/blogs to read more.
Uncovering the Mysteries of the World's First Fema ...
Mar 27 2018
A special thank-you to Salma Shaik Mohamed, Business Integration Analyst and Communications Chair, Friends of Asia, at Rockwell Collins for writing this guest blog. Visit iawf.org/blog to read more from our Women's History Month series.
Run Like A Mother 2018
Run Like A Mother is an annual 4-mile run/walk hosted by the Cedar Valley Chicks for Change and benefiting the Iowa Women’s Foundation. Traditionally, 400+ runners/walkers meet in Cedar Falls for the race, but for the 15th anniversary, Chicks for Change is shaking things up and making it easier for women all across the state to Run Like A Mother in support of IWF. This year, runners and walkers will race “in the cloud” by participating in a virtual run.
Although there won’t be an official timed run/walk at Island Park this year, you can still participate! Run or walk on your own or with a group of friends and help support women and girls in the state of Iowa.
To register: http://iawf.org/whats-happening/events/run-like-a-mother/
Prosperity Together Partners Have Done It Again!
The Iowa Women’s Foundation is one of 32 women’s organizations committed to making a difference for women and girls across the United States. In 2015, they pledged to work together to invest $100 million to support programs for economic security. Together they are making an impact! IWF awarded $110,000 to 15 grantees for 2018 who are providing opportunities right here at home for women and girls to be economically self-sufficient.
Read Prosperity Together’s Year 2 Review
2018 – 2019 Grant Applications
The Iowa Women’s Foundation is currently taking grant applications for 2019. Before preparing your application, please review the Nuts and Bolts for an overview of the process, grant writing resources, and the guidelines for completing the application. Community Information Sessions are scheduled in Des Moines, Waterloo, Davenport and Iowa City. See Grant Guidelines for details. Volunteer mentors are available to review a draft of your application prior to submission. If interested, please send an email to email@example.com and include “Mentor Inquiry” in the subject line before May 1. Completed applications are due May 31, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
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.
Ovation Commitment Form
Ovation Unveiling Across Iowa
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.
Strength in Numbers: Learn about our updated Circles of Giving
Circles of Giving provide ongoing, reliable funding to support our grantmaking and operations. Learn about our updated plans of giving.
Find our pledge form here.
Prosperity Together partners commit over $29 million in 2016
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.
Read Prosperity Together’s Year 1 Review.
Click on the video to learn more about Prosperity Together!