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.

Latina Leadership Program

Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence's "Latina Leadership Program" aims to develop leaders and enhance outreach in the Latina community by supporting a Hispanic women’s conference on violence and oppression and training Latina women to become community advocates.

The Yellow Dress- Dating Violence Prevention Program

Allamakee County Women and Children’s Resource Center

Allamakee County Women and Children’s Resource Center's "Yellow Dress - Dating Violence Prevention Program" stimulates discussion and promotes awareness of teen dating violence through presentations of a play on the issue for high school students and community members.

Young Women’s Conference

Young Women’s Task Force

The Young Women’s Task Force will collaborate with students and adults from area agencies, organizations and schools to organize and sponsor a one-day conference to address education, leadership, and physical and mental health issues that affect high school young women.

Creative Discovery

Catherine McAuley Center for Women

Catherine McAuley Center for Women's Creative Discovery Program aims to utilize artistic expression through a two-day retreat and ongoing art therapy, allowing transitional housing residents new, positive avenues to reach their goals.

Crisis Intervention Services Expansion Project

Crisis Intervention Services

Crisis Intervention Services will expand its direct service area to Keokuk County, offering additional support, resources and hope to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Drawing a Sentence: Empowering Incarcerated Women Through Art

Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church

Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church will provide an outlet for prison inmates who have been diagnosed with mental disorders to enhance self-awareness and social skills to constructively express emotion through therapeutic art activities.

Girls on the Move

Northeast Iowa Community College

Northeast Iowa Community College's "Girls on the Move" program aims to empower rural girls in grades 6-8 by providing exposure to historic female role models, education on health-related issues, and establishing a young women’s task force to develop future enrichment activities.

Just For Girls

Home Connection

Home Connection's "Just For Girls" program aims to build up family relationships, enhance communication and provide education on adolescent topics including sexuality for 4th grade through middle school girls, in an effort to reduce risky behavior and teen pregnancy.

Latina Outreach Project

Southern Iowa Family Planning Clinic

Southern Iowa Family Planning Clinic's Latina Outreach Project will increase family planning choices and improve healthcare in a rural community by offering Spanish-language presentations, health fairs and regularly scheduled appointments.

RVAP Latina Outreach Project

Rape Victim Advocacy Project

Rape Victim Advocacy Project's Latina Advocacy Project will create a collaborative environment between English and Spanish-speaking women to deliver victim services and educational programs on sexual violence.