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  • Why I Mentor – Nancy Muecke

    January 18, 2018

    For our third installment of “Why I Mentor,” we hear from Dr. Nancy L. Muecke, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa, who shares why Iowa youth need mentors now more than ever. Empower youth in your community through mentorship!   A recent… Read more »

  • Why I Mentor – Charity Tyler

    January 9, 2018

    For our second installment of “Why I Mentor,” we talked with Charity Tyler, Executive Director for the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, who shared her favorite parts about mentoring. Charity Tyler (left) with her mentee Ashley Ernst Grimm (right… Read more »

  • Why I Mentor – Dawn Oliver Wiand

    January 5, 2018

    IWF’s Executive Director, Dawn Oliver Wiand, kicks off our “Why I Mentor” blog series for National Mentoring Month. Why I Mentor By Dawn Oliver Wiand According to the Iowa Women’s Foundation SHE MATTERS: We Listen and Iowa Wins economic self-sufficienc… Read more »

  • IWF Mentor Giveaway

    January 2, 2018

    Having a great mentor can change your life—so can being one.   The Iowa Women’s Foundation is kicking off #NationalMentoringMonth by celebrating the women who recognize talent, ambition and passion in those around them, and who do their best to he… Read more »

  • IWF #IAMAMentorDay Contest Rules

    January 2, 2018

    Contest Rules:   NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at the who are 18as of the date of… Read more »

  • What is the IWF’s New Child Care Collaborative Fund?

    November 30, 2017

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation is announcing the establishment of a new Child Care Collaborative Fund, which will enhance the organization’s current grantmaking abilities. Funds from the initiative will be invested in organizations and institutions that f… Read more »

  • Supporting Working Families in Fort Dodge

    November 30, 2017

    The IWF’s brand new Child Care Collaborative Fund was established in order to support organizations addressing the lack of child care in our state. These organizations and initiatives focus on strategies that increase women’s economic self-sufficiency… Read more »

  • Join Chicks for Change at Dine & Unwind 2017

    November 6, 2017

    Join the Cedar Valley Chicks for Change on December 5 for their annual Dine & Unwind party in support of the Iowa Women’s Foundation.     Tuesday, December 5, 2017 5:30 PM – 8:00PM Montage Restaurant 222 Main St., Cedar Falls   Every… Read more »

  • Meet the 2018 IWF Grant Partners

    October 16, 2017

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation was pleased to see so many of our supporters at our Annual Awards Luncheon. Because of your commitment and devotion to bettering the lives of Iowa’s women and girls, together, we are able to award $100,000 in grants to 14 Gr… Read more »

  • Annual Awards Luncheon

    September 14, 2017

    Sign Up Now Sponsor the Luncheon   Now in its 21st year, the Annual Awards Luncheon is the high point in the IWF calendar.  In 2016, we heard from political commentator Cokie Roberts, who gave the keynote address. This year, we are delighted to we… Read more »