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.

DVIP Prevention Education Program – Core Grant

Domestic Violence Intervention Program

DVIP has a longstanding history of serving women facing trauma-based, domestic violence crises in southeast Iowa.

Expansion & Scholarship Support in Black Hawk County – Core Grant

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa

Girls on the Run uses running and other physical activities as a platform for teaching life skills and promoting holistic health outcomes for girls in grades 3-8.

GLOW (Girls Leading Others Wisely) Program – Core Grant

Mason City Family YMCA

GLOW is an 8-week mentoring program for girls aged 7-12 of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to connect with one another, engaging in discussions and activities that help them build towards future success.

She Rises

YWCA Clinton

She Rises is a new suite of programs that aim at tackling barriers to success that at-risk women and young girls face in their community.

Al Exito Latina Leadership and Success

Latinas Latinos al Exito, Inc.

The Al Éxito (AÉ) afterschool program empowers young Latinas, 6th-12th grade, from rural communities in Franklin, Wright, and Tama counties to succeed in school and in life through academic achievement, leadership development, and civic engagement.

Building a Culture of Support for Pregnant and Parenting Young Women

EyesOpenIowa (EOI)

Eyes Open Iowa (EOI) aims to end the poverty/teen pregnancy cycle by training personnel in seven school districts to encourage pregnant and parenting to succeed, rather than shaming them or pushing them to drop out.

Emerging Leaders Fellowship

The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend: Love GIRLS Magazine

Building on the success of Love GIRLS Magazine (LGM), “The Emerging Leaders Fellowship” will provide young women 13 and over with support and mentorship to launch a small business or community project.

Fast Track to Success for African American Women

Amani Community Services

Amani’s Fast Track to Success program is specifically designed for African American victim/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids.

Harvesting Our Potential Training Women Farmers

Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN)

Through Harvesting Our Potential: Training Women Farmers, this program connects women who aspire to farm with a successful woman farmer as a mentor for critical on-farm experience, networking events, and business training, so they will be successful farmers.

Professional Women’s Group

Dress for Success Quad Citites

PWG was created to promote employment retention and career advancement by providing valuable skill building information and support from other employed women.