• For Essential Workers, Nothing Is More Essential Than Child Care

    April 6, 2020

    This guest column from IWF Executive Director, Dawn Oliver Wiand was originally published in the Gazette Thursday, April 2nd. For the last three weeks, our country has grappled with the question, “In a crisis, what can’t we live without?” We’ve had to… Read more »

  • Dubuque Child Care Center Serves Low-Income Communities with IWF Grant

    April 2, 2020

    A special thank you to our Grant Partner the Marita Theisen Childcare Center for writing this guest blog and telling us about their work. The overall Steeple Square project has been focused on restoring a historic church campus while revitali… Read more »

  • Run Like A Mother 5K

    March 31, 2020

    With the best interest of our runners at heart, we have decided to host a virtual race for the 2020 5K event. Run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) on any route you choose between May 3rd and May 10th and record your time to submit for awards. Prizes will also… Read more »

  • Ovation 2020

    March 23, 2020

    In light of Covid-19, the work of the Iowa Women’s Foundation is even more important during this time of uncertainty, especially with the child care initiative we have been working on for two years. Over 30 communities have joined efforts and are worki… Read more »

  • New Child Care Facility to Open in Montgomery County’s Child Care Desert

    March 17, 2020

    A special thank you to our Grant Partner Montgomery County Child Development Association for writing this guest blog and telling us about their work. In the fall of 2018, after Red Oak, Iowa was identified by Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR… Read more »

  • COVID-19 and Child Care Resources

    March 17, 2020

    Please visit Child Care Resource & Referral’s website for the latest updates related to child care in light of the measures being taken to combat COVID-19. They are collecting the most up-to-date information for state agencies and regularly updatin… Read more »

  • Run Like A Mother

    February 19, 2020

    Calling all runners and walkers and leisurely strollers! Grab your running shoes and join us for the 15th Run Like A Mother! Registration is now available for the 2020 event to be held May 9th at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls, Iowa. This 5K is hosted b… Read more »

  • Stanton Child Resource Center to Expand with IWF Support

    February 13, 2020

    With support from the Iowa Women’s Foundation, SCRC is working on an expansion and renovation project that would more than double its current capacity

  • Community Action of Eastern Iowa Tackles Clinton’s Child Care Desert

    February 4, 2020

    A special thank you to our Grant Partner Community Action of Eastern Iowa for writing this guest blog and telling us about their work. To learn more about this organization, visit their website at CAEIowa.org “I feel good about my baby being here.  I k… Read more »

  • Cambridge and TrafFix Devices Make Major Contributions to New Child Care Center

    January 31, 2020

    We are so excited to hear that Cambridge Investment Research and TrafFix Devices have pledged major contributions ($1.25 million from Cambridge and $500k from TrafFix) to Jefferson County Kids Inc’s, future child care center! These companies are creati… Read more »

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