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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.

Hawkeye Childcare Disparity Scholarships

Hawkeye Community College Foundation

Hawkeye serves many students who face greater than normal obstacles in pursuing and achieving their educational goals.

Increasing Access to Educational Child Care at KidsPoint – CCSF Grant

Waypoint, Cedar Rapids

KidsPoint is a leading provider of early education.

Iowa Women in Trades: Apprenticeship Opportunity Network

State University of Iowa Labor Center

The Iowa Women in Trades Network (IWIT) links unemployed or underemployed Iowa women with opportunities to prepare for and enroll in registered apprentice programs in construction trades.

Iowa Women in Trades: Apprenticeship Opportunity Network

State University of Iowa Labor Center

The Iowa Women in Trades Network (IWIT) links unemployed or underemployed Iowa women with opportunities to prepare for and enroll in registered apprentice programs in construction trades. The ultimate goal of this project is to build a pipeline to high-quality construction jobs for Iowa women.

MPCC After-School Program and MPCC Scholarship Program – CCSF Grant

Mount Pleasant Child Care Center

Of primary concern for families in Henry County are the hours of availability for child care.

Prepared to Care (P2C)

Homes of Oakridge Human Services

Prepared To Care (P2C) was developed to support in-home based child care businesses being operated out of Oakridge owned apartment units.

Re-Design: Programming, Building, and Outdoor Play – CCSF Grant

Ringgold County Child Care Center

Over the past 24 years, an estimated 1,700 children have walked through the doors at the Ringgold Community Child Care Center (RCCCC)—the only daycare in Mount Ayr serving all families who apply.

Refugee Child Care Business Development Program

Lutheran Services in Iowa

LSI’s Child Care Business Development program has worked to build bridges within the child care system for prospective and existing child care providers from various ethnic groups.

Retention & Expansion in Black Hawk County

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.

SMART Girls Program

Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands

The SMART Girls program provides the space, support and tools needed to navigate adolescence and grow into self-sufficient women.