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.


2017 IWF Annual Luncheon Welcomes Ann Shoket

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…

What’s Happening?


Register now for Run Like a Mother 2017

Join us in Cedar Falls on Saturday, May 13th for the 14th annual fun run/walk in support of IWF!


Ovation Unveiling across Iowa

We are unveiling the 4th edition of Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls with a week of celebration, as we travel across Iowa for four unveiling events.  See unveiling schedule here.  


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!