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.

Wheels of Hope

Oakridge Neighborhoods

This program enables women to obtain quality vehicles from vetted and reputable car dealers.

CECC Expansion – CCSF Grant

Community Early Childhood Center

This project will allow CECC to increase its capacity by 37%.

Creating Economic Mobility for Women – CORE Grant

Horizons, A Family Service Alliance

The “Creating Economic Mobility for Women” program covers the ridership fees of women dropping their children off to daycare for work shifts and the subsequent transportation to work.

Wheels for Work

Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way

Wheels for Work provides donated vehicles to single mothers with children to use for transportation to work.