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.

Celebrate Young Women’s Conference

Young Women’s Task Force

The Young Women’s Task Force "Celebrate Young Women" Conference will continue their 2003 grant project reaching out to young women from 10 rural counties.

Domestic Violence Response Team Safety and Accountability Audit

Team 236

Linn County's Team 236 will launch the Domestic Violence Response Team Safety and Accountability Audit to audit existing systems of Linn County response units and provide consultation to uncover needed social, policy and procedural changes to break down the cycle of domestic violence.

The White House Project

The White House Project

The White House Project aims to advance women’s leadership in all levels—from local to national—to balance the scales for female public servants in Iowa.

Act Like A Dreamer

Children and Family Urban Ministries / The WILD Girls

Act Like A Dreamer encourages 6th–8th grade girls to explore the power of their creativity by working with a professional actor/director to create an original script about their life experiences.

Girls Bill of Rights Marketing Campaign

Girls Incorporated

Girls Incorporated will aim to actively involve girls in the planning and implementation of a marketing campaign designed to reach approximately 800 girls with messages empowering girls.

Girls on the Move

Northeast Iowa Community College

Expand the 2002 grant project to present a conference and activities on nontraditional career opportunities for 7th and 8th grade girls from rural areas.

Informed Choices: Entrepreneurship for Women and Girls with Disabilities

The Abilities Fund

The Abilities Fund will expand vocational choices to include entrepreneurship for women and girls with disabilities through focused programming.

KPVL Voices of Women

Radio Postville

KPVL Voices of Women will develop women’s radio programming to connect with a diverse, multi-lingual, rural population.

Latinas! Stay in School

Young Women’s Resource Center

Young Women’s Resource Center's "Latinas! Stay in School" program aims to unite middle school-aged Hispanic girls with successful high school role models to reinforce the importance of staying in school.

Window of Joy

Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center

Window of Joy challenges the public misconception that domestic abuse affects only young women while establishing a core group of mature volunteers to act as mentors and peer educators.