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.
The 2017 IWF Annual Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 5 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. We are delighted to welcome Ann Shoket, former Editor-in-Chief for Seventeen Magazine and judge on America’s Next Top Model. Join us as we announce our 2018 grant partners and outline our goals for the coming year. Read more…
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.