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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 (formerly Women in Philanthropy) 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 nearly $180,000 to programs and projects impacting women and girls.

Educate, Engage, Inspire Giving


Join Us - Membership

Membership offers women an opportunity to engage with other community-minded individuals at quarterly luncheons, the Women’s Fund grant selection process, and occasional volunteer opportunities or site visits. Through these interactions, Women for Good members discuss community issues and learn about the biggest needs for women and girls in our community. Learn more about upcoming events.

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 2022 Women for Good Members