Grant Recipients

…Women’s foundations work … to help guarantee that (women and girls) can achieve economic (and social) balance."

— Stephanie Clohesy, Founder & Donor

The Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) is proud to partner with over 100 state-based organizations. Since 1994, $1.68 million has been awarded to 307 programs, benefitting thousands of women and girls in all 99 Iowa counties. Download our Grants at a Glance to see the projects we supported throughout the state of Iowa.

Learn more about the projects we have funded for over 25 years. You can search by year, barrier, or keyword below.

Hawkeye Child Care Director Credential – CCSF Grant

Hawkeye Community College

Completing credentialed training through Hawkeye Community College’s Online Child Care Director Training has the potential to significantly increase the lifetime earnings of child care workers in Black Hawk County.

Hawkeye Childcare Disparity Scholarships

Hawkeye Community College Foundation

Hawkeye serves many students who face greater than normal obstacles in pursuing and achieving their educational goals.

Increasing Access to Educational Child Care at KidsPoint – CCSF Grant

Waypoint, Cedar Rapids

KidsPoint is a leading provider of early education.

MPCC After-School Program and MPCC Scholarship Program – CCSF Grant

Mount Pleasant Child Care Center

Of primary concern for families in Henry County are the hours of availability for child care.

Prepared to Care (P2C)

Homes of Oakridge Human Services

Prepared To Care (P2C) was developed to support in-home based child care businesses being operated out of Oakridge owned apartment units.

Re-Design: Programming, Building, and Outdoor Play – CCSF Grant

Ringgold County Child Care Center

Over the past 24 years, an estimated 1,700 children have walked through the doors at the Ringgold Community Child Care Center (RCCCC)—the only daycare in Mount Ayr serving all families who apply.

Refugee Child Care Business Development Program

Lutheran Services in Iowa

LSI’s Child Care Business Development program has worked to build bridges within the child care system for prospective and existing child care providers from various ethnic groups.

Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Dysart – CCSF Grant

Little Knights Learning Center

When Union Community School District (UCSD) saw increased enrollment, Little Knights Learning Center (LKLC) was forced to quickly relocate.

CECC Expansion

Community Early Childhood Center – BCCSF Grant

The Community Early Childhood Center (CECC) expansion project will add a 4,908 square foot addition on to the north side of the current one level facility, allowing CECC to increase the number of children to whom we can provide child care services from 151 children to 207.

Cedar Valley Kids design project

Cedar Valley Kids – BCCSF Grant

Cedar Valley Kids (CVK) will provide high-quality childcare to infants through school-age children. Ideally, CVK will build two or more sites, each serving about 100 children, in Waterloo. Funding will be used for initial design expenses which can then be replicated for additional sites and not duplicated saving funds for construction and startup costs.