• Meet Our 2021 Grantees

    October 12, 2020

    Help us celebrate these amazing grant partners across the state of Iowa who are daily working to break down the barriers that keep woman and girls from achieving economic self-sufficency. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa Smart Girls Location: Pol… Read more »

  • Watch the 2020 OVATION Unveiling Ceremonies

    June 16, 2020

    2020 Online Unveiling Receptions Click to watch the Iowa City Area unveiling Click to watch the Des Moines Area unveiling Click to watch the North Liberty-Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Area unveiling Click to watch the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Area unveiling Join… Read more »

  • The CAREforce for Our WORKforce

    May 7, 2020

    Child care professionals drive Iowa’s economy by providing essential services for families, allowing working parents to thrive in careers while children receive critical early childhood support. They are not merely babysitters—these highly-trained prof… Read more »

  • Women’s Funding Network announces ‘Signal for Help’ program for those trapped at home with abusers

    April 29, 2020

    Hand signal provides those experiencing violence in home isolation a way to discreetly communicate when they need help

  • For Essential Workers, Nothing Is More Essential Than Child Care

    April 6, 2020

    This guest column from IWF Executive Director, Dawn Oliver Wiand was originally published in the Gazette Thursday, April 2nd. For the last three weeks, our country has grappled with the question, “In a crisis, what can’t we live without?” We’ve had to… Read more »

  • Cambridge and TrafFix Devices Make Major Contributions to New Child Care Center

    January 31, 2020

    We are so excited to hear that Cambridge Investment Research and TrafFix Devices have pledged major contributions ($1.25 million from Cambridge and $500k from TrafFix) to Jefferson County Kids Inc’s, future child care center! These companies are creati… Read more »

  • Exhibit Kicks Off 19th Amendment Centennial

    January 29, 2020

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation hosted an event at Old Capitol on Friday, January 24th, for supporters and the League of Women Voters of Johnson County. The event gave attendees a preview of a special exhibit that opened to the public the following day…. Read more »

  • Johnson County Proclamation Marks the Centennial Commemoration of the 19th Amendment

    January 23, 2020

    IWF was on hand in today for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors official proclamation to mark the centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment and to encourage citizens to learn more about the women’s suffrage and the role women have played in our society. You can read the proclamation below.

  • First Golden Rattle Awards Presented

    December 16, 2019

    Dan Levi (right) of Levi Architects, and Tony Bedard, CEO of Frontier Co-op, accept the first Golden Rattle Awards presented by IWF. The Iowa Women’s Foundation has established the Golden Rattle Award to honor the work of an exceptional individual and… Read more »

  • 2020 Core Grantees Announced

    October 21, 2019

    The Iowa Women’s Foundation has announced the Core Grantees for 2020. $100,000 has been awarded to eleven organizations across Iowa to shatter the barriers women and girls face to economic self-sufficiency: Employment, Child Care, Housing, Education/Tr… Read more »

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