Girls with Goals Fund

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For more information on the Girls with Goals Fund, please contact Dylan Cooley.


Dylan Cooley, MFA
Content and Information Officer

This grant opportunity is funded by the Women Lead Change organization. Women Lead Change is an organization devoted to promoting women’s leadership. This is a Competitive Donor-Advised Fund which means the funding priorities, exclusions, decision-making and timing of grant awards are determined by the donor-advisor.

This fund supports nonprofit organizations working to empower girls ages K-8 in Iowa by working to:

  • Inspire girls to recognize their inner strength
  • Celebrate all the characteristics that make each girl one of a kind
  • Spark the interest and confidence in girls to pursue studies and careers in traditionally male-dominated fields
  • Empower girls of all ages through mentorship

High Priority:

  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Supporting access and inclusion in new experiences

Organization Eligibility
The Community Foundation accepts applications from nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status, governmental organizations, and non-501(c)(3) organizations that have completed arrangements to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

Grant Timing and Amounts
The timing of donor-advised grant awards is typically two or three months after the deadline, however, it may take longer and is up to the donor. The grant amount will be up to $1,000.

Frequency of Application

Maximum Request Amount

Usually in the summer. 2023 deadline coming soon.

2023 application coming soon

Questions? Contact:
Dylan Cooley, Content and Information Officer, at or at 319.774.2376.