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Partnering to strengthen Iowa’s communities


Through several grant programs, IRIS brings students, journalists, business people, educators, and government leaders to Iowa from Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia.

IRIS is a nonprofit, non-religious organization founded in 1993. Its mission is to promote international understanding, development, and peace.  

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