• Community Child Care Solutions Collaborative

    July 27, 2022

    Iowa Women’s Foundation Receives $25,000 from Aetna to Support Building Community Child Care Solutions Collaborative

  • IEDA, Iowa Women’s Foundation Hire New Employer Engagement Director to Address Child Care Needs in Iowa

    June 15, 2022

    June 14, 2022 (Des Moines, Iowa) – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) today announced a new full-time position dedicated to helping Iowa businesses develop family-friendly child care policies for t… Read more »

  • Dr. Christine Grant Taught Us the Value of Teamwork

    January 13, 2022

    She shined as an individual. But her true contribution was leveling the playing field for all women in sports. In remembrance of Dr. Christine Grant, 1936 – 2021 In December 2021, the Iowa Women’s Foundation lost a dear friend, Dr. Christine Grant. Chr… Read more »

  • $100K in Grants!

    October 26, 2021

    Eleven organizations have been awarded $100,000 collectively for programs addressing one of six identified barriers to women and girls’ economic self-sufficiency: Employment, Child Care, Housing, Education/Training, Transportation, and Mentoring. Grant… Read more »

  • Watch the 2021 OVATION Unveiling Ceremonies

    June 28, 2021

    2021 Online Unveiling Receptions Click to watch the Iowa City Area unveiling Click to watch the Des Moines Area unveiling Click to watch the Cedar Rapids Area unveiling Click to watch the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Area unveiling 2022 Ovation Join us for the… Read more »

  • IWF’s President Named to the Governor’s Child Care Task Force

    March 15, 2021

    On March 10th, Governor Kim Reynolds launched a task force to confront Iowa’s child care crisis. The 17 member task force includes the Iowa Women’s Foundation’s President/CEO, Dawn Oliver Wiand. Along with the task force, over $13 million will be dedic… Read more »

  • Women’s History Month

    March 8, 2021

    Since 1987, the month of March has been recognized as Women’s History Month. This month honors the achievements and contributions of women as they continue to break through science, education, politics, engineering, athletics, medical fields, the arts… Read more »

  • IWF Celebrates Black History in Iowa: Pauline Brown Humphrey

    February 25, 2021

    Pauline Brown Humphrey was the first African American woman to own and operate a certified cosmetology school in Iowa and the first certified to teach cosmetology in the state.

  • IWF Celebrates Black History in Iowa: Minnie Robinson London

    February 22, 2021

    Minnie London was part of a unique group of teachers who showed that women, and more specifically black women, possessed the credentials and intellectualism to defy white stereotypes. London was able to send both her children, Hubert and Vaeletta, to the University of Iowa.

  • IWF Celebrates Black History in Iowa: Ann Toney

    February 18, 2021

    Ann Toney, and her husband Charles, owned a beauty & barber shop in Davenport. Their shop was the site of informal meetings of civil rights activists from 1961-1976. Beginning in 1943, the Toneys were responsible for reviving the Davenport chapter of the NAACP and helped establish the Catholic Interracial Council (CIC) chapter. Ann held the position of president of both organizations’ chapters.

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