The Iowa Women’s Foundation

is committed to improving the lives of Iowa’s women and girls through economic self-sufficiency. With a diversified mix of action and funding including research, grantmaking, advocacy, education, and collaboration we work to alleviate the causes and not just the symptoms of economic illiteracy.

IWF Joins Prosperity Together to Make Major Funding Commitment at White House on November 13

Click on photo above for video announcement.

The Iowa Women’s Foundation joined Prosperity Together, a partnership of nearly 30 women’s foundations from across the US, in Washington, DC, on Friday, November 13 to announce a major funding commitment to promote greater economic security for low-income women and their families.

The event was live-streamed from the White House, and coverage was updated on Twitter using the hashtags #ProsperityTogether and #YesSheCan.  IWF’s Executive Director Dawn Oliver represented IWF (front row, center, in the video announcement above).  

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Honor a remarkable woman in your life while providing critical funding to IWF

Tributes are now being accepted for our 3rd annual edition of Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls, to be published in May. Start your tribute here…


IWF’s Year in Review – Enjoy our December 2015 newsletter!

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Marie C. Wilson delivers keynote address at 2015 Awards Luncheon

Greeting a full house at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on October 14, Marie C. Wilson, founder of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work ® Day and former President of the Ms. Foundation for Women, delivered the keynote address at this year’s Annual Awards Luncheon on October 14.  Read more…