In October 2003, the IWF announced an affiliation with Citizens for a Sound Economy, now the Americans For Prosperity Foundation, with which they shares premises and staff. “The Affiliation agreement provides for staff and resource sharing between Americans for Prosperity and the Independent Women’s Forum. Nancy Pfotenhauer, president of the Independent Women’s Forum, will also be president of Americans for Prosperity,” the announcement stated. Despite sharing staff and location, the announced stated that each group “will be a separate organization with its own board of directors.”
As of 2008, IWF is no longer affiliated with AFP and is seeking its own office space.
In May, 2010 IWF started supporting a group called Balanced Education for Everyone whose goal is to stop the teaching of global warming in U.S. schools. The group calls global warming “junk science,” and claims teaching it scares children unnecessarily. The group started its national effort at a meeting of the Mesa County, Colorado District 51 School Board, where it presented the board with a petition containing 600-700 signatures of people who want global warming instruction stopped.