Women In Philanthropy (WIP) is an initiative developed by the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa to promote the intellectual and economic growth of women.
Women in Philanthropy is the study of motivations, attitudes and giving patterns of women in today's culture. Membership is open to all women interested in making a difference in the lives of women and girls through philanthropy. The initiative also distributes grants from the Women's Fund at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa to benefit projects supporting women and girls.
Do you want to support women and girls in your community forever? Is there an outstanding woman in your life you want to recognize?
During the month of May, you can make a gift online to the Women's Fund to honor that special woman for Mother's Day or just to let her know you care.
Donations will be added to the Community Foundation's Women's Fund endowment and will be used to make grants that will benefit charitable causes for women and girls forever.
With your gift to the Women's Fund, we will send your honoree a special card announcing your gift in her honor. Email Jennifer Jones Ruiz with a personal message you'd like to be included in the card.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, June 18, from 11:30-1 pm at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo. Presenting will be Reverand Brian McVey, a well-known leader in the fight against human trafficking in Iowa and at the national level. We had a wonderful April meeting at the Cedar Falls Woman's Club and welcomed Jennifer Brost from The Job Foundation. If you have any questions about membership please contact Ali Parrish at (319)287-9106.
The Mission of Women in Philanthropy (WIP) is divided into three areas. All three areas educate and inspire women to become leaders in philanthropy.
Click here to download the WIP brochure.
The Women's Fund is a permanent endowment fund that was established within the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa in 1999. Women’s Fund grants are used to support programs and projects benefiting women, girls and families in Black Hawk County and the Cedar Valley area.
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The Community Foundation has built a network of existing women donors who are interested in educational programs recognizing importance of personal estate planning, the power of giving and tax advantages of charitable giving. Guest speakers are brought in to facilitate discussions and inform WIP members about community needs and trends.
A Women's Fund was established within the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa in 1999. This endowment fund was made possible by a lead gift of $50,000 from a donor who continually supports issues affecting women and girls.
Income from this Fund will be used to support programs and projects which focus on issues of interest to women and girls. Individuals and corporations are encouraged to increase the size of this Fund.
While the members of WIP will advise grants from this endowment, the fund also seeks to recognize the advancement and full participation of women as full philanthropic partners in the Cedar Valley.
In this community, the Women's Fund demonstrates to women how to use their wealth to promote the programs and institutions they care about. Anyone interested in helping the needs of women and children can contribute to the Fund.
Increase the Impact is an annual opportunity for WIP members who choose to contribute $1,000 annually to a WIP In & Out Fund. All donations put into this Fund will be gifted each holiday season to one needy agency. This gift will be made after careful study and through the recommendation of the donors to the Fund.
Membership to WIP is open to all women interested in having fun with philanthropy. Annual dues of $150 ($100 of which is tax-deductible) are billed in September and are used to cover meeting expenses and to increase the Women's Fund endowment.
Are you interested in joining Women in Philanthropy? Call us for more information at (319) 287-9106.
Are you interested in receiving the Women in Philanthropy Newsletter? Contact us to be added to the mailing list.