A special thank you to our Grant Partner Lutheran Services in Iowa for writing this guest blog and telling us about their work. For many parents who arrive in the U.S. as refugees, it is difficult to find quality child care. Families are adjusting to A… Read more »
The Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) will lead the state of Iowa as part of a new national effort to support women and girls amidst the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, the Women’s Funding Network (WFN) announced they are launching the… Read more »
2020 Online Unveiling Receptions Click to watch the Iowa City Area unveiling Click to watch the Des Moines Area unveiling Click to watch the North Liberty-Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Area unveiling Click to watch the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Area unveiling Join… Read more »
St. Mark Youth Enrichment provides safe places for kids in the greater Dubuque area, offering before and after school and summer programs. These programs fill a gap for working families and students in need of support with reading, math, and social-emotional skills.
The Iowa Women’s Foundation stands in solidarity with the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and all citizens of Minneapolis today. Minnesota is our neighbor, and WFMN is a leader among women’s foundations in the US. The public outcry being heard in Minne… Read more »
CAREforce Facebook Frames Child care is essential—and child care providers are essential workers. Help us drive awareness of the challenges they face, so we can pool our resources, our talents, and our collective drive to support them however we can. S… Read more »
Applications are in for 2021 Core Grants! Community Review Panelists (CRP’s) are needed to help us review grant applications. Interested in being a part of a panel? Please complete a fillable electronic CRP application form, and return to Ann at ann@ia… Read more »
Child care professionals drive Iowa’s economy by providing essential services for families, allowing working parents to thrive in careers while children receive critical early childhood support. They are not merely babysitters—these highly-trained prof… Read more »
These stories come from two sisters, Bree Hepker and Molly Stark, who each run an Early Beginnings child care center—one in Atkins and the other in Van Horne.
Hand signal provides those experiencing violence in home isolation a way to discreetly communicate when they need help