• Who Will You Honor This Year?

    January 27, 2023

    It’s our 10th year of Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls! Women and girls from all walks of life are celebrated in IWF’s signature publication. Gather a group of friends or family members or colleagues and honor that special someone who has had… Read more »

  • Welcome Deann Cook

    January 27, 2023

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation has named Deann Cook as its next President & CEO. The transition took effect on January 1, 2023—following the retirement of Dawn Oliver-Wiand. Since 2013, Cook has served as the President & CEO of United Ways of Iowa… Read more »

  • NewBo City Market’s Mentorship Program

    January 24, 2023

    IWF extends a special thank you to our 2023 Grant Partner, NewBo City Market, and Executive Director Julie Parisi for writing this guest blog. NewBo City Market is not only shining a light on the importance of mentorship and support, but their team is… Read more »

  • 2022 Top 10 Accomplishments

    December 9, 2022

    2022 was a year of research, collaboration, and advocacy for the Iowa Women’s Foundation. Every effort is a step toward shattered barriers, economic self-sufficiency, and success for women and girls across the state. 10.  Expand staff from 2.5 peo… Read more »

  • How The UI Labor Center is Building New Opportunities for Women

    November 27, 2022

    Thank you, UI Labor Center, for writing this guest blog and building sustainable solutions for Iowa’s women and girls. We are proud to have you as a 2022 Grant Partner. Across Iowa, a small—but growing—number of women are opting for hard hats, work boo… Read more »

  • YWCA Clinton Works to Crush the Housing Barrier

    November 13, 2022

    IWF extends a special thank you to our 2022 Grant Partner, YWCA Clinton Empowerment Center, for writing this guest blog, shining a light on a primary barrier to women’s success, and working diligently to improve the lives of Iowa’s women and girls. Hou… Read more »

  • Easterseals Iowa – Independence and Opportunity for All

    October 31, 2022

    IWF extends a special thank you to Krable Mentzer from our grant partner Easterseals Iowa, for writing this guest blog and sharing more about the Foundation’s work to remove barriers to employment for women across Iowa. In 2021, the rate of unemploymen… Read more »

  • 2023 Core Grant Recipients Announced

    October 17, 2022

    Emily Kestel, Fearless editor, Business Record The Iowa Women’s Foundation has announced the six recipients of its Core Grant program. The $150,000 grant program funds organizations across the state that address one of the barriers to women’s economic… Read more »

  • SMART Girls Today. Strong Women Tomorrow.

    September 26, 2022

    Young women need a solid foundation for building healthy attitudes and lifestyles, now more than ever. The Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands helps solidify that foundation through SMART Girls, an educational program designed to build self-esteem, dev… Read more »

  • Join Us for the 2022 IWF Annual Luncheon

    September 9, 2022

    Calling the Shots: Celebrating Iowa’s Unwavering Champion forWomen & Girls Join us at our 26th Annual Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 29th as wecelebrate 25 years of grantmaking by announcing our 2023 Grantees, updateyou on our work, and hear from insp… Read more »

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