Ovation Unveiling across Iowa

IWF is delighted to announce four locations for our 2017 Ovation unveiling in one exciting week of celebration!  We look forward to welcoming the women and girls recognized in this year’s edition of Ovation, together with family, friends, and supporters of IWF. For all unveiling events, please RSVP to dawn@iawf.org by Monday, May 10, 2017…. Read more »

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Pay Tribute to a Remarkable Woman You Know…

…And Empower Women You Don’t   Each Year, OVATION: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls honors the remarkable individuals who have made a lasting impact on their community and the people who live there. What is OVATION? OVATION is our annual publication that is made up of individual “tributes” that celebrate a woman’s contribution to her… Read more »

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Run Like a Mother is Back!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the whole family at Run Like a Mother in Cedar Falls on Saturday, May 13th, an annual race held by Chicks for Change, with proceeds going to benefit the Iowa Women’s Foundation. The 4-mile Run/Walk begins at 8:30 AM at Island Park in Cedar Falls and is open to everyone. At… Read more »

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Be a Change Agent!

The Iowa Women’s Foundation invites you to join us in attending the 2017 Tippie Women Summit: Be a Change Agent, hosted by our friends at the University of Iowa. The event will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 am – 2 pm at the Levitt Center on the University of Iowa Campus.   This event… Read more »

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We’re Accepting Grant Applications for 2018!

The Iowa Women’s Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 grants. Last year, we awarded more than $108,000, the largest amount in our history. Help us continue this trend by submitting your application to become a grant partner, or by contributing to one of our fundraising efforts like Ovation. What We’re Looking For Economic self-sufficiency for… Read more »

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Grant Informations Sessions held across Iowa in March and April

Last year, IWF awarded nearly $110,000 in grant funding to 18 organizations across Iowa.  If you are interested in learning more about our statewide grant-making process, IWF invites interested applicants to upcoming information sessions. Sessions will be held in Iowa City, Davenport, Des Moines and Waterloo and will provide attendees with an overview of IWF and insight… Read more »

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Basketball Fans Celebrate Mentors at Women Shoot High

Last week, men and women joined IWF, the University of Iowa Women in Business, and the Hawkeye Women’s Basketball Team to celebrate the importance of mentoring young women at Women Shoot High. During this reception, attendees were given the chance to network and share their own experiences as both mentees and mentors. As a special… Read more »

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IOWA WOMEN’S FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW CIRCLES OF GIVING!!!

In 2013, the Iowa Women’s Foundation announced its Circles of Giving program.  This program is a unique and important philanthropic network of individuals who support the work of the IWF.  Today, 178 individuals have pledged a total of $95,000 a year to improve the lives of Iowa’s women and girls with the Iowa Women’s Foundation…. Read more »

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Our Favorite Time of Year – Check Presentations!

Last October at the Iowa Women’s Foundation Annual Luncheon, we revealed exciting news: 2017 would be the biggest year for grant making in our organization’s 22-year history! At our annual Check Presentation Ceremony on January 11, we were proud to give more than $108,000 in grants to 18 Iowa nonprofits and organizations who share our… Read more »

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From Networking to Sushi: Lessons from a College Mentee

By SehSeh Sanan In an effort to become more involved in Women in Business at the University of Iowa and further my personal growth, I signed up to be connected with a mentor at the start of the Fall 2016 semester. I was extremely fortunate to be paired with my mentor: a recent grad who… Read more »

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