• 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 »

  • Woman’s Equality Celebration

    August 26, 2018

      Each August, residents of the Catherine McAuley Center’s Transitional Housing Program, have welcomed the community to the Center’s lawn for a celebration of Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in August of 19… Read more »

  • 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 »

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