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The Iowa Women's Foundation is expanding our team. We have several exciting positions that might be just right for you or someone you know.
Seventy percent (70%) of Iowa’s female headed households struggle economically. Through targeted research, grant making, advocacy, education, and collaboration, the Iowa Women’s Foundation works to shatter the barriers to economic self-sufficiency so ALL of Iowa’s women and girls have equal opportunities for success. Because when Iowa’s women are successful, our businesses thrive, our communities flourish, and Iowa wins.

Current open positions include:
A Development Manager who will lead our statewide fundraising initiatives. Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by March 4, 2022.

An Employment Engagement Director who will provide consultative services to businesses interested in making investments in child care. Submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by March18, 2022.

For full job descriptions, visit the IWF website.
We would like to give a huge thank you to the Iowa Women's Foundation for awarding Waypoint with a $10,000 grant through their Building Community Child Care Solutions Fund! This funding will provide families needing tuition assistance access to quality early education and preschool, as well as before/after school care at KidsPoint Child Care! Visit www.iawf.org to learn more about the Iowa Women’s Foundation and other organizations they are supporting with their grant funding!
We are so grateful for the support of the Iowa Women's Foundation! Check out this guest blog post by our Executive Director, Abbie Schneider Reuter, in honor of Mentorship Month!
WFAN staff were thrilled to be at the Iowa Women's Foundation virtual presentation of checks to 2022 grant recipients today! Iowa Women's Foundation has been our longest funder for our Harvesting Our Potential mentorship program and we're so inspired by the amazing groups they support throughout Iowa. More about HOP at www.wfan.org/harvestingourpotential
Find out how local organizations like DART, Iowa Women's Foundation and The Harkin Institute at Drake University are helping to create inclusive economic development across the region. https://bit.ly/3r65hIW #DSMUSA
The Iowa Women's Foundation is pioneering local solutions to the child care crisis. As a part of our Women’s Economic Mobility Hub, they hosted dozens of listening sessions across the state with a cross-sector of nonprofit, business, and government leaders. The organization was invited to become a member of the Governor’s child care taskforce, where they shared their learnings and recommendations with Iowa’s state leadership, leading the way for long-lasting structural change.

Learn more about their economic mobility hub and support investments in global ground-breaking initiatives impacting women and girls: https://youtu.be/yFc9gVNBnaw

#womenfundedbestof2021 #fundwomensfunds
Over the past several weeks Love Girls Magazine in collaboration with United Way Quad Cities and the Iowa Women's Foundation has mentored girls from Madison school in Davenport. The girls worked very hard to create this video featuring the poem, The Power of Firsts by Amanda Gorman.
Special thanks to Kayla Babers and Teresa Moore from I AM Productions.
This group of amazing women who all work for one of our teams at TS Banking Group, attended the inaugural Impact for Women Summit hosted by Pottawattamie County Community Foundation today. Attendees heard from Debi Durham from Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority, Dawn Oliver Wiand from Iowa Women's Foundation, Carolina Padilla from Intercultural Senior Center and keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart. PCCF is promoting the "Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa" to support tangible solutions for the issues facing women in our communities. It was such an empowering day surrounded by some of the most impactful women of southwest Iowa!

Pictured left to right: Kelsey Stupfell of TS Banking Group, Traci Dresher of TS Institute, Melissa Peterson and Erin Johnson of TS Banking Group, Mary Jewell of TS Prosperity Group and Moriah Bees of Collins Consulting. #igniteprosperity
Our Women’s Economic Mobility Hubs (#WEMH) initiative, funded by Gates Foundation, represent 3 regional and 6 state women’s funds focused on improving economic opportunities for women in their communities. All 9 Hubs have created videos that tell powerful stories about the importance of investing in local women's funds and foundations to create long-lasting change for marginalized genders and communities.

Our WEMH grantees:
- Chicago Foundation for Women
- WNY Women's Foundation
- Women's Foundation of Arkansas
- Maine Women's Fund
- The Women's Foundation of Colorado
- Iowa Women's Foundation
- Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis
- Women's Foundation for the State of Arizona
- Women’s Foundation of Alabama

Learn more about our WEMH initiative: https://www.womensfundingnetwork.org/what-we-do/strategy-development/economic-mobility-hub/

Watch the videos now: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFdYdu65IafQPQmZZQRzRSphWcIiKfxFC
United Iowa Financial was lucky enough to attend the Iowa Women's Foundation annual luncheon last week! Our very own, Mollie Thomsen was honored with a page in their Ovation publication, for her leadership at United Iowa Financial and tireless work for her clients. It is truly inspiring to be in a community full of such strong women and men determined to change the world.
Thank you so much for sharing, Iowa Women's Foundation. Our SMART Girls program offers our Club members the opportunity to learn, grown and develop with topics including self-esteem, stressors, body image, current events and overall healthy habits. With hands-on activities, guest speakers and trained Club staff, our goal is to provide our young women the education and resources they need to succeed.
In the latest opinion piece from the desk of Iowa Women's Foundation CEO Dawn Judish Oliver Wiand in The Des Moines Register, she highlights how we can fix the #childcare crisis in Iowa in 3 actionable steps to jumpstart Iowa’s economy. #economicmobility #WEMH https://bit.ly/3rUbh7z

What IF we maximized our investment in the dreams of girls and the power of women? The mission of the Iowa Women's Foundation is to improve the lives of Iowa women and girls through the power of philanthropy, advocacy and collaboration.

IWF raises funds to support grant making that creates positive social change for Iowa women and girls.

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Give Mom What She Really Wants This Year: Equal Pay 05/11/2022

Give Mom What She Really Wants This Year: Equal Pay

This past week we celebrated mothers—but we rarely talk about the wage gap that affects working mothers. This article lays out what it will take from private businesses, states, and the federal government to chip away at the pay gap.

Give Mom What She Really Wants This Year: Equal Pay Mothers have faced some of the biggest setbacks since the pandemic started. So this year, don’t just say it with flowers—say it with phone calls to your Senators and your HR department.

Low Wages For Workers Are A Big Reason for Iowa’s Child-Care Struggles - Iowa Starting Line 05/10/2022

Low Wages For Workers Are A Big Reason for Iowa’s Child-Care Struggles - Iowa Starting Line

“A lot of it’s going to rely on those public-private partnerships and we’re seeing that more and more as businesses step up to create innovative solutions.” —Rep. Tracy Ehlert

Visit our website for more info on public-private business partnerships: https://iawf.org/business

Low Wages For Workers Are A Big Reason for Iowa’s Child-Care Struggles - Iowa Starting Line Professionalizing child care jobs into real careers are the needed fix to improve Iowa's struggles.

Timeline photos 05/09/2022

National Nurses Week is May 6 through May 12. This week, remember to pause and thank the nurses in your life.

Timeline photos 05/08/2022

This Mother's Day, about one-quarter of all U.S. mothers are raising their children alone without the support of a spouse or partner. That's about 9 million mothers living with and raising at least one child by themselves. This is why shattering barriers for women like these moms is at the heart of what IWF does.

Timeline photos 05/06/2022

On Child Care Provider Appreciation Day, we want to say thank you. Child care providers have been instrumental in keeping our children safe, nurturing their curiosity, and preparing them for a lifetime of learning and growth. Working together with our nonprofit and business partners and our network of friends to solve Iowa's child care crisis, we invite you to join us in thanking and celebrating child care providers across the nation.

Timeline photos 05/05/2022

You can make a difference in the lives of Iowa's women and girls when you volunteer with IWF. There are opportunities to assist with a variety of this depending on your time and skillset. Do you have experience in graphic design, printing, photography, event planning, marketing, public relations, human resources, finance, investment, or technology? Visit our website to learn about all the opportunities: https://iawf.org/your-support/volunteer

IQ4K 05/03/2022

IQ4K

Iowa Quality for Kids (IQ4K) is Iowa’s new Quality Rating and Improvement System for DHS licensed Child Care Centers. IQ4K allows programs to assess their current grade across all areas of programming and devise a structured plan to increase the overall program quality.

Learn more about this rating system and how it helps improve child care in Iowa by clicking the link below.

IQ4K Iowa Quality for Kids (IQ4K) is Iowa’s new Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for DHS licensed Child Care Centers and preschools, registered Child Development Homes and programs operating under the authority of an accredited school distri

Timeline photos 05/02/2022

Join us for Coffee with Dawn Tuesday morning (5/3) at 8:30. For the month of May, we'll focus on the child care barrier—which is an issue that isn't just a "women's issue," but is instead something that affects all Iowans. Just click the link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84224086174?pwd=N0FpVTVoZHg3SjJCcXp1TTlzRW9ZQT09

04/29/2022

There's no magic bullet when it comes to confronting Iowa's child care crisis. That just means we have to attack the problem from multiple angles, be diligent and keep putting one foot in front of the other. We were excited to see this post from IGNITE Pathways because it's one more step in the right direction!

IGNITE's Early Childhood students earned their Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certifications. These first aid skills are a "must have" for employees in early childhood and day care centers.

Thank you to Kylie Lorenzen and The CREW Center for teaching the class.

IGNITE was the recipient of a micro grant from Iowa Women's Foundation. The grant paid for mannequins for the class and certificates for the students who participated.

#igniteyourpath #earlychildhoodeducation #firstaidtraining #aedtraining #cprtraining

At Opening Doors, Women Are Not Just Offered a Helping Hand, but a Chance to Grow, Heal, and Take Charge of the Life They Want to Build 04/29/2022

At Opening Doors, Women Are Not Just Offered a Helping Hand, but a Chance to Grow, Heal, and Take Charge of the Life They Want to Build

Opening Doors Dubuque provides a warm bed, food, and basic supplies. The women also establish goals with life skills such as financial literacy, parenting skills, maintaining sobriety, gaining employment, and furthering education.

At Opening Doors, Women Are Not Just Offered a Helping Hand, but a Chance to Grow, Heal, and Take Charge of the Life They Want to Build A special thank you to our 2022 Grantee Partner, Opening Doors, for writing this guest blog and sharing more about an organization that sets out to empower women to change their own stories and ach…

Timeline photos 04/28/2022

Common Good Iowa, the nonprofit public policy research organization, has released its latest report on the “Cost of Living in Iowa.” The study found that pay in Iowa falls short for almost one in seven households, and even more so for single-parent households.

We already know that in Iowa most single-parent households are female-led. The image below shows monthly child care costs for single-parent households with one child. You can find the interactive data map at https://www.commongoodiowa.org/data/cost-of-living-in-iowa

Easing the burden of child care for refugees 04/28/2022

Easing the burden of child care for refugees

This is a great article about our friends at Lutheran Services in Iowa and the essential work they do in serving refugee and immigrant women, while also working to ease the child care crisis.

Easing the burden of child care for refugees State funds sought to expand innovative provider training programEver

Timeline photos 04/27/2022

You can make a difference in the lives of Iowa's women and girls when you volunteer with IWF. There are opportunities to assist with a variety of this depending on your time and skillset. Do you have experience in graphic design, printing, photography, event planning, marketing, public relations, human resources, finance, investment, or technology? Do you have a desire to join a committee that helps IWF continue forward and provides direction? Visit our website to learn about all the opportunities: https://iawf.org/your-support/volunteer

Core Grants 04/26/2022

Core Grants

Friday (4/29) is the deadline for grant applications. This year we are giving out the largest grants in our history—six $25,000 grants. That's one $25,000 grant per barrier. Please visit the link for more details and feel free to share this post.

Core Grants Core Grants As the only statewide organization focused on the economic empowerment of women and girls, IWF awards Core Grants to programs that tackle one of the six identified barriers to women’s s…

Timeline photos 04/26/2022

During Fair Housing Month, we are highlighting our grant partners focused on housing.

Opening Doors Dubuque is a nonprofit organization that helps women and children who are experiencing homelessness. Opening Doors offers much more than a place to sleep—they provide the opportunity for women to claim their own power and become self-sufficient. Visit them online: https://openingdoorsdbq.org/

04/22/2022

The Catherine McAuley Center is a special place that provides unique care for women in Iowa. Click the link in their post below to read their recent guest blog.

“Your safety, your security—it’s everything! The world is unsafe, and it should be safe at home,” Desiree explains. Through the generosity of the Iowa Women's Foundation, such a welcoming and safe place has been made more possible for women like Desiree, a resident of CMC’s Supportive and Transitional Housing programs.

Check out our guest blog post for IWF and get a glimpse into CMC’s supportive services for women healing from trauma: https://bit.ly/3xMlzvG

04/21/2022

Scan the QR code or click the link below to register!
https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=136419

Also NEW this year you can look forward to a silent auction at packet pickup and the morning of the race containing items such as gift cards, memberships, massage gift certificate, passes and more!

Catherine McAuley Center Offers Security, Support, and a Sense of Community 04/21/2022

Catherine McAuley Center Offers Security, Support, and a Sense of Community

Desiree is nearly 2 years into recovery and finds the structures provided at the Catherine McAuley Center to be a needed balance to her new life. “I came here 6 months sober, but I wanted to do baby steps. I had to have more freedom, but needed structure.”

Catherine McAuley Center Offers Security, Support, and a Sense of Community A special thank you to our 2022 Grantee Partner, Catherine McAuley Center, for writing this guest blog and sharing more about an organization that sets the bar high when it comes to making a differ…

Timeline photos 04/19/2022

During Fair Housing Month, we are highlighting our grant partners focused on housing.

YWCA Clinton Empowerment Center Homelessness Prevention Program seeks to stop homelessness before it starts. It is a program that assists families with children and individuals who currently have housing but are at risk of becoming homeless. Homelessness Prevention provides funding for rent and utility deposits as well as rent and utility arrears. Funding is based on income guidelines. Visit them online http://ywcaclinton.org/empowerment-center

5K | GOTR Eastern Iowa 04/18/2022

5K | GOTR Eastern Iowa

Girls on the Run of Eastern Iowa is looking for volunteers to help with their signature event on May 22 in Iowa City.

Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization that uses the power of running to help girls in 3rd through 8th grades prepare for a 5K run/walk event while learning about how to make healthy decisions. Our 8-week, 16-lesson curriculum is offered at schools in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Washington, Cedar Rapids, Marion, Independence, Cedar Falls, and Waterloo.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, we are thrilled to bring back our signature end-of-season celebratory 5k experience. The spring 2022 5k will be held May 22, 2022 at noon at Riverfront Crossings Park in Iowa City.

5K | GOTR Eastern Iowa The 5Ks are the culminating event of our Girls on the Run program and is a tangible way to see how the program positively impacts thousands of girls in the Girls on the Run Eastern Iowa area to be joyful, healthy, and confident!

Timeline photos 04/14/2022

As a grant-making organization, IWF has maintained a very small staff and relies on volunteers. This means the money we raise goes directly to organizations that are shattering barriers for Iowa's women and girls. Help us make a difference by volunteering! https://iawf.org/your-support/volunteer

Timeline photos 04/12/2022

As a grant-making organization, IWF has maintained a very small staff and relies on volunteers. This means the money we raise goes directly to organizations that are shattering barriers for Iowa's women and girls. Help us make a difference by volunteering! https://iawf.org/your-support/volunteer

Timeline photos 04/12/2022

During Fair Housing Month, we are highlighting our grant partners focused on housing.

The Catherine McAuley Center has the only housing program in Cedar Rapids that serves unaccompanied women in a trauma-informed, female responsive environment. The program can house up to 15 women at a time, and residents may stay in the program for up to two years.
Visit them online to learn more: https://cmc-cr.org/womens-services/

Timeline photos 04/07/2022

In the 233-year history of the United States' highest court, a Black woman has never been elected—until today when the Senate confirmed Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. #representationmatters

Timeline photos 04/07/2022

April is Fair Housing Month, which celebrates the Fair Housing Act that made housing discrimination illegal. This year we have three grant partners focusing on housing for women in Iowa.
The Catherine McAuley Center
Opening Doors Dubuque
YWCA Clinton Empowerment Center

What IWF Does

The Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) is a nonprofit, grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunities and promoting positive social change for Iowa’s women and girls. One of over 100 women’s funds internationally, the IWF is part of a global women’s movement that is rooted in a commitment to justice and gender equality.

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2201 E Grantview Dr, Ste 200
Coralville, IA
52241

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The IWF is a fundraising organization that annually awards grants to seed, strengthen, and connect programs that benefit women and girls in Iowa. Grants from the Foundation are intended to promote broad and fundamental change, particularly in small, grass-roots organizations that often do not receive grant funding from traditional sources. The IWF values local expertise and the belief that women themselves know best how to determine their needs. The Foundation’s long-term fundraising goal is to establish a $3 million endowment to ensure regular operations, to increase in the total amount of grants awarded annually and to create lasting social change

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Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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