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Iowa Women's Foundation

 Organization

Established in 1994, the Iowa Women´s Foundation (IWF) is a statewide, public, non-profit foundation managed by women. The IWF raises funds through contributions from individuals, organizations and corporations. The Foundation´s fundraising is based on the belief that everyone, regardless of their economic position in society, can be a philanthropist. The IWF awards grants to innovative programs that expand and improve the opportunities for women and girls in Iowa. The IWF is particularly interested in providing funding and technical assistance to programs that promote social, economic, political and cultural self-sufficiency for women and girls of diverse backgrounds in rural and urban Iowa. Previous grant recipients include: Domestic Abuses Resources of Mahaska County; Indian Youth of America, Sioux City; Metro Women´s Project, Cedar Rapids; and the Latina Outreach Project, Ottumwa.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Beverly A. Hannon papers

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0065
Abstract Two-term Iowa state senator. Hannon chaired the Human Resources Committee and was instrumental in founding the Iowa Women's Foundation in Iowa City.
Dates: 1968-2015

Iowa Women's Foundation records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0269
Abstract Women's organization to fund and assist programs that create opportunities for women and girls in Iowa.
Dates: 1990-2003