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Activities of the Iowa Psychological Foundation

At the IPA Spring Conference 2014, Dr. Suzanne Zilber presents $10,000 

check to Dr. Michele Greiner, Director of the IPA Post Doc Training Project.


  • The IPF has helped sponsor continuing education for psychologists and non-psychologists.

  • IPF sponsored “Mobbing: Psychological Abuse in the Workplace” in March 2001

  • Since 2001, the IPF has supported the annual IPA "Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award" to a deserving Iowa employer. Funding has been provided when expenses associated with the award exceeded the $1000 APA grant that IPA receives annually

  • The IPF has established an Iowa Psychological Research Endowment (IPRE), which pledged to make the following annual awards, beginning in 2001, as long as there is sufficient money in the IPRE and the quality of the applications is sufficient to merit awards.

  • A $4,000 grant for a research project involving the use of applied psychological principles to improve the quality of the Iowa workplace.

  • A $1,000 award to assist an individual or organization to complete a grant request for a project that will use applied psychological principles to improve the quality of life in Iowa.

  • The IPF sponsors the Jenny Cress Memorial Fund, in memory of the daughter of an IPF board member.

  • The IPF has sponsored the Student Poster Awards for the Iowa Psychological Association Spring Conference since April 2005.

  • The IPF sponsored the Middle School Adjustments public forum of the IPA April 7, 2005 in Ames IA

  • IPF funded 2005 IPA state-wide press release announcing availability of pro-bono psychological services to victims of hurricane Katrina

  • IPF sponsored a Silent Auction Fund Raiser at the IPA Spring Conference 2006

  • IPF Awarded Campaign for Commercial Free Television $2,500.00 May 2006

  • IPF Awarded $1,000.00 to Homeless Shelter of Iowa City in October 2006 following a request for the award from the IPA Diversity Committee.

  • IPF has invited IPA Committees and the IPA leadership to apply for funding of projects and initiative that are consistent with the IPF mission statement. They have particularly encouraged IPA to apply for funds for possible compensation of a student or psychologists to conduct research for IPA legislative issues.

  • Awarded IPA in May 2007 the amount of $1500 to be used for researching legislative issues involving for the purpose of educating decision makers.

  • June 14 and June 28, 2008 sponsored 4 workshops in Quad cities regarding research of Dr. Douglas Gentile from ISU on the negative effects of media on childhood development.

  • July 2008, RAGBRAI stand at Eldora

  • August 2010, donor made $1000 payment to IPA webmaster for expenses exceeding IPA website budget and naming IPF as the entity on whose behalf the contribution was made.

  • Since March 2010 IPF has supported IPA Public Education Committee to exhibit at the Beyond Rubies Conference in Cedar Rapids for dissemination of public education materials

  • 2011 supported IPA Training Director expenses through anonymous $1000 donation

  • In 2014, the IPF raised $10,000 for the IPA Post Doc project. This effort was spear-headed by then President Suzanne Zilber.

  • In 2015 IPF partnered with IPA and leveraged IPF's IRS status to apply for a and received a $50,000 grant that was used for the IPA Post Doc Training project. The grant was from Telligen Community Initiative.
  • The IPF will consider other worthy requests and causes which are consistent with its mission and bylaws, such as, but not limited to, funding scholarships, enhancing the teaching of psychology and public information programs about psychology.

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