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 »
Hand signal provides those experiencing violence in home isolation a way to discreetly communicate when they need help
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
IWF has joined women’s foundations and funds from around the country by adding our name to the collective statement in support of female elected officials who have recently faced public vitriol.
The Iowa Women’s Foundation is currently accepting Letters of Interest (LOI’s) for the Community Child Care Solutions Fund (CCCSF). Letters of Interest should be submitted on letterhead no later than August 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m. For further details click… Read more »