Women and girls have unique ways of solving problems, and the world is in dire need of those strategies right now.

Robyn Hepker, Donor

The Building Community Child Care Solutions Fund (BCCCSF) focuses on strategies to increase women’s economic security by decreasing the workforce gap through access to quality, affordable child care. The process operates on a different timeline and structure than IWF’s Core Grants Program, and various stakeholders, partners, and experts in child care in and around Iowa will make decisions regarding awards.

Here is a full list of grantees – Building Community Child Care Solutions Fund recipients and Core Grant recipients.

Letters of Interest (LOI) for the 2024 Building Community Child Care Solutions Fund will be accepted from June 15, 2023 – Monday, July 31, 2023.

Interested applicants may submit Letters of Interest (LOI) detailing the project by July 31, 2023, 5:00 pm. All LOI’s will be reviewed and each applicant will be notified by September 1 of their status. Those moving to the next round will be asked to complete a more detailed application. Selections will be made in November. Recipients will be invited to a check presentation in January. Funding is to be used in the 2024 calendar year.

Please review these Guidelines before starting your LOI.

An information session was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 for those interested in learning more about the Community Child Care Solutions Fund. This session was recorded and you can view it below.

Here is information regarding Core Grant opportunities.