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We Educate | We Engage | We Inspire

Women for Good educates, engages, and inspires giving to improve the lives of women and girls in Black Hawk County. Established in 1999 at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, Women for Good grants to nonprofit organizations changing the lives of women and girls every year through the Women's Fund endowment. Women for Good was established with a $50,000 donation from local philanthropist, Pauline Barrett, who saw a vision and purpose for this program. Since then, through membership dues and donations, the Women’s Fund endowment has granted over $200,000 to programs and projects (see the full list) impacting women and girls. We know we can do more, together!

Less than 2% of overall charitable giving in the U.S. goes toward organizations which support women and girls' causes.The statistic listed above from the 2022 research report released by the Women's Philanthropy Institute is one reason why Women for Good membership is so important! As a member, you can make a difference by helping us increase funding to the nonprofits meeting the unique needs of women and girls where we live. Membership also provides you with an opportunity to engage with other community-minded individuals at quarterly events to learn about the biggest needs of women and girls in Black Hawk County and to hear from organizations providing solutions.

Join Us - Membership Details

“If you want to be informed and you want to be involved and you’re passionate about women and girls in the community, this is definitely a group for you.”

Annual membership dues are $150 and support the Women's Fund, a permanent endowment fund held with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, to benefit projects supporting women and girls in the areas of education and literacy, violence and safety, health and healthcare, and poverty and homelessness. $100 is tax-deductible and is also eligible for a 25% state tax credit

Become a Member

View the list of 2023 Members

Hear from Our Members

"I have always been passionate about my community and philanthropy. I believe if you want to live in a great community, you have to add your time and talents to make it great."
- Nina Hamer, member since 2018

“I knew this would be a good opportunity to connect with other women in our community and to learn more about the ways that we really can do good for the girls that are growing up in this next generation.”  - Ashlyn Jungwirth, member since 2021