• SMART Girls Program Helps Mentor Girls in Western Iowa

    January 18, 2019

    SMART Girls is a program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls involved in Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands (Council Bluffs, Carter Lake and Omaha) through a curriculum that address topics related to health, fitness and self-esteem. The… Read more »

  • Through IWF support Al Éxito expands to help Latinas in Tama and Belmond

    January 14, 2019

      Al Éxito provides programming that builds the leadership potential of Latino/a youth through college preparation, career development, civic engagement, family support, & celebration of culture. Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) funding is suppor… Read more »

  • 2019 Grantee Partners

    January 14, 2019

    IWF friends and supporters met to celebrate with 2019 Grantee Partners at the Annual Check Presentation. Grantees shared their programs with the group, and friends and supporters got to meet and visit with representatives from each organization. Grantm… Read more »

  • 2018 Top Ten Accomplishments

    December 27, 2018

      Thanks to the dedication of our hard working friends and supporters, IWF had a busy and productive 2018. So in the spirit of the new year and moving forward, we decided to take a look back on all the things you helped us accomplish this year, an… Read more »

  • Child Care Solutions in Northeast Iowa

    December 17, 2018

    Mary Janssen, the regional director for Child Care Resources and Referrals of Northeast Iowa at Exceptional Persons Inc., has been working to confront the child care crisis. Mary, Kaye Englin of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, and others in… Read more »

  • IWF Announces 2019 Grantee Partners

    November 13, 2018

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation has announced its Grantee Partners for 2019. Due to the commitment of our supporters we are able to award $90,000 in grants to these programs that provide the tools for women and girls to be economically self-sufficient. Con… Read more »

  • The Community Producers Program Helps Refugee Women in Waterloo

    November 7, 2018

    The Community Producers Program (CPP) provides economic empowerment opportunities for refugee women in Waterloo.  CPP has given many people from around the globe the opportunity to connect with other community members and share their agricultural skill… Read more »

  • Café 361 Partners with IWF to Give Girls Skills and Confidence

    October 22, 2018

    Café 361 is a church-sponsored organization in Cedar Rapids that teaches life and leadership skills, and teamwork to young women in a safe and structured environment. Middle and high school girls gather once a month to prepare, cook and serve varied co… Read more »

  • Why Affordable Childcare Matters to Me

    October 3, 2018

    by Alicia Mayberry How has affordable access to childcare impacted my life? The easy answer is that childcare allows me to go to work and to contribute to society in a way that is meaningful to me. The more complicated answer is that access to child ca… Read more »

  • Supporting Children & Working Parents in Dubuque

    September 12, 2018

    A special thank you to 2018 IWF Grant Partner St. Mark Youth Enrichment for writing this guest blog. Learn more about St. Mark Youth Enrichment and other programs that received IWF grants in 2018 by clicking here.  Supporting Children & Working Par… Read more »

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