Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa

View the complete Women's Fund of Southwest Iowa Case Statement HERE.

Through purposeful planning, strategic insight, and collaborative needs-assessment within the communities that make up southwest Iowa, this endowed fund supports programming designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of women and their families.

In our community, many potential partners and organizations are ready to step forward and help create solutions for women across southwest Iowa. As we move forward, our goal is to reach out and work closely with a variety of organizations to identify needs and design tangible solutions. The areas of focus may include, but are not limited to:

Increased focus on STEM initiatives, health and safety, personal finance, leadership, equity, and community engagement.

Accessible and affordable childcare and early learning programming, and access to safe and affordable transportation related to childcare.

Services focused on women’s health, safety, education, workforce equity, and well-being. Programs promoting dignity and equity for women and their children.

Programs and services designed to help women age gracefully in in their communities, including access to quality and affordable healthcare, healthy foods, exercise, placemaking, family resources, and volunteer services for women aging in place.

The way to create positive, durable change is to connect the solution with the need. The Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa is a combination of both endowed and expendable funding within the Pottattawattamie County Community Foundation. Established in 2018, this fund serves the following counties in Iowa: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby.