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  • Creating Options for Culturally Relevant Childcare

    May 19, 2017

    Entrusting your child to a childcare provider takes a leap of faith, especially when you’re new to American culture. Having a trained and registered provider who speaks your language and knows your cultural preferences makes it easier to leave your chi… Read more »

  • Step Up for Success in Sioux City

    April 19, 2017

    By Monica Rosenthal, CRC/SAL Program Director, Crittenton Center   Being a parent is hard. Being a young parent and a full-time student is even tougher. West High School in Sioux City, in partnership with the Crittenton Center, hosts a unique prog… Read more »

  • Ovation Unveiling across Iowa

    April 5, 2017

    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 supporter… Read more »

  • Pay Tribute to a Remarkable Woman You Know…

    March 24, 2017

    …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 public… Read more »

  • Run Like a Mother is Back!

    March 11, 2017

    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 Islan… Read more »

  • Be a Change Agent!

    March 9, 2017

    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 o… Read more »

  • We’re Accepting Grant Applications for 2018!

    March 3, 2017

    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 cont… Read more »

  • Grant Informations Sessions held across Iowa in March and April

    March 3, 2017

    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… Read more »

  • Basketball Fans Celebrate Mentors at Women Shoot High

    February 24, 2017

    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 n… Read more »


    February 20, 2017

    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 t… Read more »