Empowering Iowa’s Women and Girls

Our Mission

To improve the lives of Iowa’s
women and girls.

The Iowa Women’s Foundation is committed to improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls. We use research to uncover the biggest barriers to women’s success as well as their greatest needs, and we invest our passion and resources accordingly.

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We understand what barriers impact the
success of Iowa’s women and girls.

Six key barriers were identified as the leading obstacles to women’s economic self-sufficiency.

Grantee Spotlight

Refugee Child Care Business Development Program

Lutheran Services in Iowa

LSI’s Child Care Business Development program has worked to build bridges within the child care system for prospective and existing child care providers from various ethnic groups.
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IWF President & CEO Talks Childcare in Iowa


Hawkeye Community College: Scholarships for Childcare Director Training Certification

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October 15, 2024

Hyatt Regency Coralville hotel & conference center
coralville, IA

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November 19, 2024


Our Partners

IWF is grateful to these businesses and organizations for helping to shatter the childcare barrier in Iowa. We are stronger together!