10 linear inches
The records (donor no. 373) were donated by the Iowa Women’s Foundation in1996 and subsequent years.
The records are open for research.
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.
Lisa Mott, 2003. [IWF.doc]
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
Scope and Content Note
The Iowa Women’s Foundation records date from 1990 to 2003 and measure 10 linear inches. The records are arranged in five series: Administration, Committees, Financial, General information, and Grants. The Administration series contains the foundation’s by-laws, its mission statement, rosters, a list of its charter members and contributors, correspondence, press releases, copies of the foundation’s newsletters and flyers, and brochures for workshops and benefits the IWF sponsored. Minutes and information from meetings at-large, executive committee meetings, regional planning sessions and some local committees are placed together in chronological order. The Administration series also contains the IWF’s strategic plan for 1996 and annual summaries of the foundation’s endeavors for 1994 through 1996.
The Committees series contains several committee reports written between 1994 and 1996. Most of these reports are copies of reports that were submitted to the executive committee and may also be found in the meetings folders of the Administration series. The Committee series also contains papers specific to the finance, planning and steering committees. These papers include some correspondence, project planning, and notes pertaining to each committee individually. The Financial series consists of the treasurer’s report for 1995, a detailed list of expenditures for the first fiscal year of operations (1994), and IWF budgets for 1997 and 1998. The financial series also contains brochures, flyers and detailed notes and information regarding fundraising projects and campaigns.
The General information series
contains articles and collected materials regarding other women’s foundations
and funds in the
Box no. Description
Correspondence, 1992-1996 (3 folders)
Founding members and contributors, undated
Meetings, 1994-1997 (5 folders)
Newspaper clippings, 1994-2001
Press releases, 1995-1996
Strategic plan, 1996
Summary information, 1994-1996
Workshops and benefits, 1995-2001 and undated
Committee reports, 1994-1996
Finance committee, 1994-1995
Planning committee, 1993-1995
Steering committee, 1994-1995 and undated
Budget, 1994, 1997 and 1998
Fundraising, 1992-1998 and undated
Treasurer’s report, 1995
Other women’s foundations, 1991 and undated
Other women’s funds, 1990, 1993 and 1996
Philanthropy, 1992, 1993, 2001 and undated
Award luncheons, 1997-2001 and 2003