Emergency Grant Applications for the 2023 calendar year are now being accepted!

IWF is offering Emergency Grants for 2023. These are small, one-time-only cash awards given to non-profits and other community organizations, including organizations that may not be eligible for traditional grant funding, for immediate emergency needs for servicing clients.

These grants are awarded to organizations that address at least one of the six major barriers that IWF research has identified as most critical to the success of Iowa’s women and girls: childcare, education and training, employment, housing, mentors, transportation. If your organization is addressing any of these barriers, and you have an emergency need that must be addressed to keep you servicing your clients, we encourage you to apply for an IWF Emergency Grant.

Emergency Grants will be awarded at a maximum of $1,000 and a minimum of $300. Applications may be submitted at any time during the calendar year, and applicants may submit multiple applications, however, organizations may not receive more than one emergency grant per calendar year, and awards must be used within 30 days and a project completion form submitted within 45 days.

Once allotted funds have been awarded, applications will be closed for the calendar year.


Details are outlined in the Emergency Grant Guidelines.


Once you have downloaded the application, please save the unfilled form to your desktop before you begin to complete the information. The application will not save properly unless you save it first on your own device.

If you cannot see the type within the box once you save the final version of your application, neither can the reviewers. Make sure all information fits within each answer box.

Please email your completed application to grants@iawf.org with the Subject Line: EMERGENCY GRANT REQUEST

Any Questions?

Email us at grants@iawf.org.