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 has partnered with organizations from across the state to draft the latest report on the status of Iowa’s women and girls, focusing on six key areas for action.  Read more…

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What’s Happening?

Ovation: Honor the remarkable women in your life - submission deadline March 31

IWF’s annual publication, Ovation: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls, provides a fun, simple and unique way to pay tribute to a woman or girl in your life. The deadline for tribute submissions for the 2015 edition is Tuesday, March 31st

Run Like a Mother: Registration form open

The 12th annual 4-mile run/walk fundraiser for IWF will be taking place on Saturday, May 9 in Cedar Falls.  Register  now!  

Grant application now open for 2016application deadline May 29

IWF is now accepting applications for grant funding for the 2015/16 year.