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.

Refugee Child Care Microenterprise Program

Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI)

LSI assists refugee women in increasing their financial stability by becoming registered in-home child care providers and expanding the number of safe and culturally appropriate places to provide child care for working parents.

ESL Child Care Program

Centro Latino—Council Bluffs District Hispanic Ministries

Centro Latino—Council Bluffs District Hispanic Ministries' "ESL Child Care" program aims to eliminate a barrier preventing Spanish-speaking women from attending ESL classes by providing frequent, quality child care services.