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.











IWF Touring Iowa to Share SHE MATTERS Report

Following the release of SHE MATTERS: 2015 Issues and Actions in February, IWF leaders are now travelling across Iowa to share the findings and raise awareness of key issues.  Read more…

 She Matters presentation


What’s Happening?


Ovation unveiled in May

The 2015 edition of IWF’s annual publication, Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls, was unveiled at two special receptions in Solon and Cedar Falls on May 11 and 13 to honor the remarkable women profiled in this year’s edition.  

A program featuring the unveiling will be broadcast on local television and will be posted online in mid-June.  See schedule and website link here.


Great day for a run!

The 12th annual 4-mile Run Like a Mother fundraiser for IWF took place on Saturday, May 9 in Cedar Falls, with over 400 runners who raised nearly $15,000 for IWF.


Grant applications closed for 2015/16 year

IWF received a record 72 grant applications for the 2015/16 year, a nearly 100% increase over the previous year.  Thank you to all organizations who submitted applications.