These are our values—Our values underpin every action we take to create the social change we want for Iowa’s women and girls.

Development of Financial Resources

IWF raises funds from individuals, businesses, organizations, and other entities to support grantmaking that creates positive social change for Iowa women and girls. IWF values all contributions from all donors.


Collaborative Partnerships

IWF seeks active, collaborative partnerships with other organizations to pursue shared goals and avoid duplication of services.


Integrity and Accountability

IWF maintains the highest of fiscal and ethical standards in all its business. IWF is accountable to all we serve by making information publicly available. This information includes, but it is not limited to, the organization’s mission and values, the intended use of donated resources, names of those serving on the organization’s governing board, recent financial statements and annual budget information, and documents IWF is required to disclose by law. All IWF activities are nonpartisan and without any political or religious affiliation.


Expansion of Choices

IWF projects and activities serve to protect and expand, not confine, women’s freedom to make choices in every aspect of their lives, including but not limited to employment, religion, lifestyle, health, reproduction, family life, recreation, education, and residence.


Commitment to Diversity

IWF does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or economic status. The IWF will serve the full spectrum of girls and women in rural and urban communities throughout all regions of the state of Iowa, including, but not limited to those who are impoverished, incarcerated, institutionalized, lesbians, older women, physically or mentally challenged, single mothers, women of color, or young girls.


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