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

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.

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.

Expansion of Choices

Projects and activities of the IWF will 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.

Collaborative Partnerships

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

Integrity and Accountability

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

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