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  • Restoring Confidence Through Advocacy & Friendship

    June 16, 2017

    A special thanks to our friends at Nisaa for providing this important service to help some of Iowa’s newest citizens find a home—and support—in communities across Iowa. This is their story:   Nisaa African Family Services is a culturally specific… Read more »

  • Finding Shelter From Abuse

    June 14, 2017

    Thanks to Casey Reints and our friends at Friends of the Family for their commitment to fighting the cycle of violence and homelessness in Iowa, and for sharing their story: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and studies sh… Read more »

  • 2017 Ovation Unveiling

    June 4, 2017

    Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls was unveiled in May at four special events around the state. The 2017 edition is dedicated to Dorothy “Dottie” Ray, the friendly voice of the Iowa City Community for over half a century. Through her radio show… Read more »

  • 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 »