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…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.

Transitional Housing Program

Catherine McAuley Center, Cedar Rapids

The Catherine McAuley Center (CMC) Transitional Housing Program will provide individualized programming and support services for at least 35 homeless and near-homeless women in order to help them successfully transition into safe, stable housing, achieve and maintain financial security, and build healthy social connections.

House of Hope Case Management

Christian Community Development

The House of Hope is a two-year transitional house for homeless mothers and their children.

Safe Shelter & Housing Stability

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family (CVFF)

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family provides emergency safe shelter, rapid rehousing, and homeless prevention services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in 14 counties of Northeast Iowa.

Survivor’s Economic Self-Sufficiency

Crisis Intervention Services

The Survivors’ Economic Self-Sufficiency Project will assist survivors of trauma with the skills and resources necessary to regain economic self-sufficiency.

Building Brighter Tomorrows for Homeless Women and Children

Opening Doors

The Opening Doors’ programs at Maria House and Teresa Shelter strive to ensure brighter tomorrows for women previously struggling with homelessness by helping to increase their financial resources, helping find permanent housing, and helping to provide other necessary support services to end the cycle of poverty.

Creating Opportunities for Women through Volunteerism

Catherine McAuley Center

The Catherine McAuley Center (CMC) will facilitate a strengths-based, skill-building volunteer experiences program for women in the Transitional Housing Program.

Housing Stability and Financial Empowerment

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family (CVFF)

The mission of Cedar Valley Friends of the Family is to provide immediate safety and long-term stability for women and children affected by domestic violence in 14 northeast Iowa counties.

Housing Stability and Financial Empowerment

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, Waverly

The mission of Cedar Valley Friends of the Family is to provide immediate safety and long-term stability for women and children affected by domestic violence in 14 northeast Iowa counties.

Outreach Program for Madge Phillips Homeless Shelter

Waypoint Services for Women and Children

The Outreach Program for Madge Phillips Homeless Shelter will provide a permanent Outreach Specialist to intervene, educate and advocate on behalf of homeless women to promote independent living.