• Linking Families & Communities Uses IWF Grant to Expand

    July 18, 2018

    A special thank you to Linking Families & Communities—the very first recipient of our Child Care Solutions Fund grant—for writing this Grant Partner blog. To learn more about this organization and how they are helping women and families in north ce… Read more »

  • Dress for Success Quad Cities Empowers Women Through Sisterhood

    July 5, 2018

    A special thank you to 2018 IWF Grant Partner, Dress for Success Quad Cities for writing this guest blog. To learn more about the organization, make a donation, or volunteer, visit https://quadcities.dressforsuccess.org/. Empowering Women to Take the N… Read more »

  • Stand Up for Families

    June 26, 2018

      On June 20, 2018, women’s foundations across the country issued a joint statement regarding the treatment of immigrant and refugee families at the border:   Women’s Foundations across the U.S. condemn the Trump administration’s “zero tolera… Read more »

  • Child Care Solutions Fund

    June 18, 2018

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation has established the Child Care Solutions Fund to enhance its  investments in organizations and institutions that are focused on those strategies that will increase women’s economic security by decreasing the workforce gap th… Read more »

  • Grin & Grow – Quality, Affordable, Accessible Child Care

    June 6, 2018

    A special thank you to IWF Grant Partner, Grin & Grow, for writing this guest blog. To learn more about this fantastic resource for Iowa parents, please visit them at http://grinandgrowchildcare.org/home/.    Quality Care Since 1943   Gri… Read more »

  • Luncheon Speaker Announced!

    June 4, 2018

    As Iowa’s foundation dedicated to helping women overcome barriers to success, we are excited to announce the keynote speaker for our Annual Awards Luncheon: Danielle Kurtzleben. Ms. Kurtzleben is a political reporter for National Public Radio and a reg… Read more »

  • Life After Human Trafficking

    May 31, 2018

    Dorothy’s House – 2018 IWF Grant Partner   It’s easy to think of human trafficking as something that happens to people you’ve never met in places you’ve never heard of. But according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, in 2017 alone, there… Read more »

  • Tackling the Child Care Barrier—Together

    May 18, 2018

    What’s Holding Women Back? On the state-wide SHE MATTERS tour in 2016, the Iowa Women’s Foundation held focus groups to better understand the barriers keeping women from achieving economic self-sufficiency. Of the 18 communities we visited, 9 self-iden… Read more »

  • Supporting the Next Generation of Professional Women

    May 3, 2018

    Thank you to Victoria Hunger and Allison Portz for sharing their experiences with us, and a special thank you to Women in Business for their continued support for and collaboration with IWF. Learn more about this organization and how they are helping y… Read more »

  • Safe at Home

    April 20, 2018

    A special thank you to Melanie Shellenberger , Safe at Home Program Administrator for the Office of Iowa Secretary of State, for writing this blog for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.    Safe at Home   Survivors of assault and abuse often live… Read more »

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