IWF is introducing a new form of grants – Micro Grants. These are small, one-time-only cash awards given to non-profits and other community organizations, including organizations that may not be eligible for traditional grant funding, for immediate emergency needs.

These grants are awarded to organizations that address at least one of the six major barriers that IWF research has identified as most critical to the success of Iowa’s women and girls: childcare, education and training, employment, housing, mentors, transportation. If your organization is addressing any of these barriers, we encourage you to apply for an IWF Micro-grant.

Micro Grants will be awarded at a minimum of $300 and a maximum of $1,000. Applications may be submitted at any time during the calendar year, and applicants may submit multiple applications, however, organizations may not receive more than one micro grant per calendar year, and projects should be completed by the end of the current calendar year.

Once allotted funds have been awarded, applications will be closed for the calendar year.


Complete details are outlined in the Micro Grant Guidelines.


Once you have downloaded the application, please save the unfilled form to your desktop before you begin to complete the information. The application will not save properly unless you save it first on your own device.

Please email your completed application to grants@iawf.org with the Subject Line: MICRO GRANT REQUEST

Any Questions?

Email us at grants@iawf.org.