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.

Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts announced as keynote speaker at IWF 20th Annual Luncheon

DATE CHANGE: the Annual Luncheon will take place on Monday, September 19 (formerly Thursday, October 6)

IWF is pleased to announce political commentator Cokie Roberts as this year’s keynote speaker at the Annual Luncheon,taking place on Monday, September 19 from 11:30 – 1:00 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.  Read more…

Both individual and table tickets may be purchased now.

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What’s Happening?

3rd Annual Ovation publication launched on May 9

The 3rd edition of Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls was unveiled at a special reception on Monday, May 9 at the Hotel Kirkwood.  Ovation honors remarkable women and girls through personal, published tributes, creating a memorable way to show appreciation for the many ways the honorees have touched lives.


Run Like a Mother run/walk running for 13 years!

The 13th annual 4-mile run/walk took place on Saturday, May 7 at Island Park in Cedar Falls, bringing over 350 members of the community together to raise critical funds for IWF.

Run Like a Mother Logo


Grant Application for 2016/17 now open

Grant Applications are now being accepted for the 2016/17 funding cycle.  Applications are due by 5pm on Tuesday, May 31.


IWF Joins Prosperity Together to Make Major Funding Commitment at White House 

Click on photo above for video announcement.

The Iowa Women’s Foundation joined Prosperity Together, a partnership of nearly 30 women’s foundations from across the US, in Washington, DC, on Friday, November 13 to announce a major funding commitment to promote greater economic security for low-income women and their families. Read more…