• 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 »

  • New Child Care Director Certificate Training Expands Opportunities

    August 30, 2022

    IWF extends a special thank you to our 2022 Grantee Partner, Hawkeye Community College Foundation, for writing this guest blog and sharing more about the Foundation’s work to raise funding for scholarships, assistance in educational opportunities, staf… Read more »

  • How BCCCS Scholarships Make Child Care More Affordable for Working Families

    August 19, 2022

    A special thank you to Mt. Pleasant Childcare Center, one of IWF’s 2022 BCCCS Grant Fund Recipients, for writing this guest blog. To learn more about this organization and get updates from the center, visit facebook.com/mpchildcarecenter. The Mt. Pleas… Read more »

  • Little Knights Learning Center Expands

    August 17, 2022

    A special thank you to our 2022 Grantee Partner, Little Knights Learning Center, for writing this guest blog and sharing more about their work. On July 27, 2021, we officially moved into our new facility. Going from 3 rooms inside of an elementary scho… Read more »

  • Community Early Childhood Center Continues to Grow

    August 12, 2022

    A special thank you to our 2022 Grantee Partner, Community Early Childhood Center, for writing this guest blog and sharing more about their work. In November of 2020, our child care center began an expansion project to increase our licensed capacity fr… Read more »

  • Waypoint Offers Child Care Scholarships with BCCCS Funding

    August 3, 2022

    Thanks to the Iowa Women’s Foundation’s Building Community Child Care Solutions Fund, Waypoint was able to support 12 children with child care scholarships, including eight from single-parent households. Through child care scholarships, these parents receive dependable, affordable child care to help stabilize their households long-term.

  • Community Child Care Solutions Collaborative

    July 27, 2022

    Iowa Women’s Foundation Receives $25,000 from Aetna to Support Building Community Child Care Solutions Collaborative

  • IEDA, Iowa Women’s Foundation Hire New Employer Engagement Director to Address Child Care Needs in Iowa

    June 15, 2022

    June 14, 2022 (Des Moines, Iowa) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) today announced a new full-time position dedicated to helping Iowa businesses develop family-friendly child care policies for t… Read more »

  • LSI: Celebrating Providers Past and Present

    June 6, 2022

    We are proud to share this story from Lutheran Service in Iowa (LSI). For eight years we have been providing grants to LSI’s child care registration program. We have enjoyed watching the program grow and expand to help combat the barrier of finding aff… Read more »

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