The Iowa Women’s Foundation is unlike many nonprofit organizations. With an overarching focus on improving the lives of women and girls in Iowa, we support research to identify important issues and solutions, so that we can invest wisely to create pathways to their economic success.

We advocate for women and girls because they need a stronger voice.

As part of our overall mission, Iowa Women’s Foundation uses its research and its status as a voice of Iowa’s women and girls to drive change and improve lives.

There are many strategies for achieving systemic change: community development, media outreach, public education, and grantmaking. Our grantmaking cycles have targeted the issue of self-sufficiency, and all of IWF’s actions and funding are directed at promotion of this change.

We invite you to help us drive the change that improves the lives of Iowa’s women and girls.