• Coffee with Dawn!

    January 13, 2022

    Join us for Coffee With Dawn, held on the first Tuesday of each month from 8:30 – 9:00 AM. During this short and sweet virtual meetup, we’ll share current IWF initiatives, hear from grantees and guest speakers, and talk about the issues facing Iowa’s w… Read more »

  • Dr. Christine Grant Taught Us the Value of Teamwork

    January 13, 2022

    She shined as an individual. But her true contribution was leveling the playing field for all women in sports. In remembrance of Dr. Christine Grant, 1936 – 2021 In December 2021, the Iowa Women’s Foundation lost a dear friend, Dr. Christine Grant. Chr… Read more »

  • Annual Luncheon Celebrates WHY!

    October 26, 2021

    IWF hosted the 25th Annual Luncheon on October 7th at the Hyatt Regency Coralville. 360 attendees socially distanced in the main ballroom and 80 more joined virtually to share our individual “Why’s”, and why the work of the Foundation is important to c… Read more »

  • $100K in Grants!

    October 26, 2021

    Eleven organizations have been awarded $100,000 collectively for programs addressing one of six identified barriers to women and girls’ economic self-sufficiency: Employment, Child Care, Housing, Education/Training, Transportation, and Mentoring. Grant… Read more »

  • Creating a Safe Space Where SMART Girls Can Thrive

    September 20, 2021

    A special thank you to our 2021 Core Grantee Partner, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands for writing this guest blog and sharing more about their wonderful organization. To learn more about what they do and who they serve, visit https://bgcomaha.or… Read more »

  • Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Kids & Families

    September 15, 2021

    IWF grant partner, St. Mark Youth Enrichment, creates environments filled with safety, love, and belonging. This is done through before and after school and summer programs that cultivate the educational and social-emotional growth for school age children and families in the greater Dubuque area.

  • That’s SMART: Helping Iowa Girls Find Honest, Accurate Information About Womanhood & Growing Up

    September 13, 2021

    A special thank you to 2021 Grant Partner Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa for writing this guest post. To learn more about this phenomenal organization, visit https://www.bgcci.org/. Where do girls today get information about womanhood? Or strai… Read more »

  • Investing In Cedar Valley Child Care Is a Community Effort

    August 23, 2021

    A special thank you to Cedar Valley Kids—one of our 2021 Building Community Child Care Solutions Fund (BCCCSF) grant partners—for writing this guest blog. Cedar Valley Kids (CVK) is on a mission to expand quality, affordable child care in the Waterloo/… Read more »

  • Helping Northeast Iowa Families Flourish with High Quality Child Care

    August 18, 2021

    A special thank you to Sunflower Child Development, one of IWF’s 2021 Building Community Child Care Solutions Fund grant recipients, for writing this guest blog. To learn more about this wonderful organization that supports working parents and their fa… Read more »

  • New Child Care Director Certificate Training Expands Opportunities in Cedar Valley

    August 5, 2021

    Thank you to our grant partner, Hawkeye Community College Child Development Center, for telling us more about their work. There is much to celebrate as training takes place for new childcare centers to open in the Cedar Valley and surrounding areas in… Read more »

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