The mission of the Iowa Women’s Foundation is to improve the lives of Iowa’s women and girls.

We need to do whatever we can to support and empower women seeking to make real change in our world.

Robyn Hepker, Donor

2019 Grantee Partners

With this mission as our guidepost, IWF annually makes grants available to organizations whose work aligns with this goal. IWF has two grant opportunities: Core Grants and the Child Care Solutions Fund (CCSF).

With a focus on economic self-sufficiency for Iowa’s women and girls, Core Grants center on applications from organizations in Iowa and must address one of the six barriers to economic self-sufficiency of women and girls:

  • Employment
  • Child Care
  • Housing
  • Education/Training
  • Transportation
  • Mentorship

The Child Care Solutions Fund (CCSF) focuses specifically on increasing the number of child care slots available for children throughout the state of Iowa.

Core grants are announced in September, and the Child Care Solutions Fund recipients are announced in November. Checks are awarded in January for projects in that calendar year.

Applications are welcome from organizations with 501(c)(3) status and other grassroots organizations serving Iowa’s women and girls.

To begin the process and learn more about how we fund, click these links: previous grant partners, view the Core Grants materials and the CCSF instructions.

To view a Grants Information Session, see the video below.