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2019

GIVING GUIDE

Regional Philanthropic

Opportunities

Corridor Business Journal

2345 Landon Road, Ste. 100

North Liberty, IA 52317


UNITED,

WE FIGHT.

UNITED,

When Abbie hit rock bottom, her life was moving so fast, she

couldn’t see where she was heading. With the help of United

Way’s funded community partners, Abbie was able to get clean,

pay off her debts, save money, and reunite with her kids.

Connecting the dots for people like Abbie is what UWECI does

best. We create a support system so people have the resources

to not just bounce back but move forward.

When the people in our community thrive, our community thrives.

WE THRIVE.

Join the fight at

go.uweci.org/thrive

United Way

of East Central Iowa


Working with a team lightens the load. Together we perform better.

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welcome

Making an Impact

One of the bigger lessons we learned soon after we launched the

Corridor Business Journal was that a strong private sector can’t

exist without a vibrant nonprofit sector. Fortunately, the Cedar

Rapids/Iowa City Corridor is blessed with both.

It is our hope that this Giving Guide will not only elevate the

awareness of many of these worthy nonprofit organizations, but

can also help connect them with the resources of the business

community and beyond.

This publication features profiles on area nonprofit organizations.

Each profile provides a snapshot of the key information on

each organization.

We hope you’ll take special note of information regarding giving

and volunteering opportunities for each organization. Meeting

short-term and annual funding goals is always a monumental

challenge for these organizations, especially as requests for services

continue to increase. Our hope is every reader will be inspired

by at least one organization and motivated to help out to

the best of their ability. If we all do that, collectively we can make

a significant positive impact in people’s lives and in our region.

Please keep this publication for future reference. Your help is

needed and appreciated now and all year long. Your ongoing generous

donation of time, talent and treasure makes a big difference

in the lives of those who desperately need a helping hand.

Thank you to the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation,

United Way of East Central Iowa and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

for providing the foundational support to make this publication

happen. Quite simply, this publication wouldn’t have been possible

without their support.

And finally, a special thank you to the nonprofit community and

their boards of directors, employees and volunteers for helping to

make Iowa’s Creative Corridor such a special place to live and work.

Sincerely,

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contents

PROFILES (CATEGORY)

ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

African American Museum of Iowa............................................11

Brucemore..................................................................................12

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.....................................................14

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy.......................................................15

Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio....................................16

Iowa Children’s Museum, The....................................................17

IowaWatch..................................................................................19

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library..............................20

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County..............................22

NewBo City Market....................................................................23

EDUCATION

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation....................................24

Cedar Valley Montessori School................................................25

Coe College...............................................................................26

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa.........................................27

NewBoCo - The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative......... 28

Regina Catholic Education Center.............................................29

Zach Johnson Foundation..........................................................30

ENVIRONMENT & ANIMALS

Bur Oak Land Trust.....................................................................31

Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids.............................................32

Friends Helping Friends Foundation of Cedar Rapids...............34

Friends of the Animal Center Foundation.................................35

Indian Creek Nature Center.......................................................36

Iowa Humane Alliance................................................................38

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation............................................40

Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center...............................41

Trees Forever..............................................................................42

HEALTH

American Heart Association.......................................................44

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center...................................45

ChildServe..................................................................................46

Community Health Free Clinic...................................................48

CommUnity Crisis Services and Foodbank................................50

His Hands Free Clinic.................................................................51

Iowa KidSight.............................................................................52

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity...............................................53

Mercy Medical Center Foundation............................................54

Red Shamrock Foundation.........................................................55

YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area.........................56

HUMAN SERVICES

Area Substance Abuse Council..................................................57

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County..............................58

Camp Courageous.....................................................................59

Catherine McAuley Center.........................................................60

Deafinitely Dogs!........................................................................61

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity............................................62

Domestic Violence Intervention Program..................................64

Foundation 2..............................................................................65

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois...........................66

Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.........................67

Goodwill of the Heartland - IC...................................................68

Horizons - A Family Service Alliance..........................................70

Iowa Donor Network..................................................................72

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity...............................................74

Iowa Women’s Foundation.........................................................75

Matthew 25................................................................................76

Olivet Neighborhood Mission....................................................78

Prelude Behavioral Services.......................................................79

Quota International of Cedar Rapids.........................................80

Shelter House.............................................................................82

Tanager Place.............................................................................84

United Way of East Central Iowa...............................................86

Willis Dady Homeless Services...................................................87

Waypoint Services......................................................................88

Young Parents Network - YPN...................................................90

PUBLIC/SOCIETY BENEFIT

Community Foundation of Johnson County..............................92

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.........................93

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program - HACAP...............94

Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.............................95

Marion Chamber of Commerce.................................................96

Solon Area Community Foundation...........................................97

Ten Thousand Villages................................................................98

STORIES

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Grows Donor Legacies.....................................................................................................8

Community engagement a priority for United Way of East Central Iowa................................................................................................10

Creating Opportunities for Giving is All in the CLA Family......................................................................................................................18

Business Leaders Discuss Joy of Giving Back to Community...................................................................................................................43

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contents

PROFILES (ALPHA)

African American Museum of Iowa............................................11

American Heart Association.......................................................44

Area Substance Abuse Council..................................................57

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County..............................58

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center...................................45

Brucemore..................................................................................12

Bur Oak Land Trust.....................................................................31

Camp Courageous.....................................................................59

Catherine McAuley Center.........................................................60

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.....................................................14

Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation....................................24

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity............................................62

Cedar Valley Montessori School................................................25

ChildServe..................................................................................46

Coe College...............................................................................26

CommUnity Crisis Services and Foodbank................................50

Community Foundation of Johnson County..............................92

Community Health Free Clinic...................................................48

Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids.............................................32

Deafinitely Dogs!........................................................................61

Domestic Violence Intervention Program..................................64

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy.......................................................15

Foundation 2..............................................................................65

Friends Helping Friends Foundation of Cedar Rapids...............34

Friends of the Animal Center Foundation.................................35

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois...........................66

Goodwill of the Heartland - IC...................................................68

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.........................93

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program - HACAP...............94

Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.........................67

His Hands Free Clinic.................................................................51

Horizons - A Family Service Alliance..........................................70

Indian Creek Nature Center.......................................................36

Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio....................................16

Iowa Children’s Museum, The....................................................17

Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.............................95

Iowa Donor Network..................................................................72

Iowa Humane Alliance................................................................38

Iowa KidSight.............................................................................52

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation............................................40

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity...............................................53

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity...............................................74

IowaWatch..................................................................................19

Iowa Women’s Foundation.........................................................75

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa.........................................27

Marion Chamber of Commerce.................................................95

Matthew 25................................................................................76

Mercy Medical Center Foundation............................................54

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library..............................20

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County..............................22

NewBo City Market....................................................................23

NewBoCo - The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative......... 28

Olivet Neighborhood Mission....................................................78

Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center...............................41

Prelude Behavioral Services.......................................................79

Quota International of Cedar Rapids.........................................80

Red Shamrock Foundation.........................................................55

Regina Catholic Education Center.............................................29

Shelter House.............................................................................82

Solon Area Community Foundation...........................................96

Tanager Place.............................................................................84

Ten Thousand Villages................................................................97

Trees Forever..............................................................................42

United Way of East Central Iowa...............................................86

Waypoint Services......................................................................88

Willis Dady Homeless Services...................................................87

YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area.........................56

Young Parents Network - YPN...................................................90

Zach Johnson Foundation..........................................................30

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thank you sponsors

David Little

Principal

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)

Les Garner

President & CEO

Greater Cedar Rapids

Community Foundation

Tim Stiles

President & CEO

United Way of

East Central Iowa

Wherever you go in our region you will find CLA employees

(we refer to them as the CLA Family) giving

their time, talent, and resources to make a difference.

They are volunteering at social services agencies,

mentoring young people, fighting food insecurity,

helping others improve their living situation, protecting

our environment, and lending their experience

and insight to dozens of other great causes.

Giving back is the CLA Family saying “thank

you” for the opportunity to be a part of the communities

where we serve. Nationally, our family includes

more than 6,100 professionals in 120 locations,

including an office here in the Corridor. Our

people serve 7,000+ nonprofits, including social

service and religious organizations, associations,

membership organizations, foundations, and

higher education institutions across the nation.

One of the best examples of our community-minded

focus is our unique charitable initiative

— the CLA Foundation — whose mission is

to create career opportunities through education,

employment, and entrepreneurship. The foundation

is funded exclusively by CLA employees — no

outside donations or grant requests are accepted

— and all nominations originate with CLA Family

members. Since 2015, the CLA Foundation has

granted more than $2.5 million to 110+ organizations,

including several right here in the Corridor.

CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients,

our people, and our communities. We do this

through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing,

audit, tax, and consulting services, and

through our deep involvement in the community.

Thank you for the opportunity to sponsor this

Giving Guide. We look forward to helping you continue

creating opportunities as volunteers, as financial

supporters, and in all the ways we are connected.

Nonprofit organizations create and administer

programs that enable the community to seize its

most promising opportunities and meet its most

pressing challenges. Charitable giving is essential

if those nonprofits are to achieve their missions.

As a community of donors and nonprofits

working together, the Corridor sustains an impressive

capacity to enhance lives, solve problems,

build collaborations, and ensure our future.

Since becoming a public foundation in 1992, we

have awarded $125 million in grants. This accomplishment

has been made possible by gifts, large

and small, from many different donors and has

helped strengthen every part of the community.

Our hope is that this Giving Guide will inspire

you. There are many worthy causes represented

here, and your support of them will make life better

for all of us. The Greater Cedar Rapids Community

Foundation is grateful for your generosity.

We are proud to serve you, to share our community

knowledge, and to help you make a lasting

difference in your community.

United Way of East Central Iowa has expertise in

identifying where there are gaps of need in our community.

We then work with community partners

through planning, collaborating, and of course,

funding, with the goal of improving the health, education,

and financial stability of everyone.

When the people in our community thrive, our

community thrives, and for more than 100 years,

we have been able to serve East Central Iowa thanks

to your generosity and commitment. In that time,

there have been incredible results; however, there’s

still work to do.

Our community partners continue to stretch

their resources to provide valuable programs and

services that address critical needs. Through collaboration

and care coordination, they’re able to better

support clients on a case-by-case basis to help them

be the most successful. By working with area nonprofits,

local businesses, government agencies, and

you, we are confident we can win this fight.

We know this Giving Guide will help you make

informed choices for your charitable giving. As a recipient

of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award

for Ethics, we know how important this information

can be. We encourage you to use this guide, contribute

as you’re able, and join the fight in making our

community a better place for everyone.

United, we fight. United, we thrive.

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Greater Cedar Rapids

Community Foundation

Grows Donor Legacies

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community

Foundation serves as a bridge

between private philanthropy and

public nonprofits. Its role is to accept

financial donations, nurture them for

long-term growth and bestow funds to

community needs and opportunities.

The organization has a vast array of financial

tools to safeguard donations and

maximize investment returns. For many

donors, the Community Foundation is

an ideal way to create a lasting impact.

The Role of a Community

Foundation

A community foundation is a public organization

that coordinates donations

through investments and grantmaking.

Unlike private foundations, community

foundations are classified by the IRS as a

public charity because they receive financial

contributions from diverse sources.

Charitable giving from local individuals,

families and businesses are then directed

to a variety of fund vehicles.

Donors can choose their level of involvement

with their gift, such as making

grant recommendations or designating

support to a specific cause. Otherwise,

they can entrust the Community Foundation

to direct funding to areas of immediate

need.

“We exist to encourage and support

philanthropy. Our job is to enable every

person to make a difference through

charitable giving,” said Les Garner, president

and CEO.

The Community Foundation supports

the nonprofit sector in the broadest

sense. It is not limited to specific

initiatives or nonprofit sectors. Arts and

culture programs, affordable housing,

health care, social services, workforce development,

volunteer emergency departments,

museums, literacy, legal support,

environmental organizations and neighborhood

associations are all part of the

local ecosystem that the Community

Rachel Rockwell, a Program Officer at the Community Foundation, guides small groups during a recent community

planning session for a newly established youth violence prevention fund.

Foundation assists.

“One of the greatest benefits of partnering

with a community foundation

is we match donors to causes that align

with their values,” Mr. Garner explained.

“Many donors are overwhelmed by

which charity to pick. For example, they

may be passionate about animal rescue

but don’t have a relationship with a specific

organization. Or because a family

supports multiple causes, they need to

establish a fund to maximize their donation’s

reach. We take the time to get to

know our donors and help them discern

their charitable priorities.”

A community foundation also specializes

in accepting financial gifts in a multitude

of forms. The Community Foundation

can process securities, real estate,

closely held stock and even gifts of grain.

Nonprofits aren’t typically in a position to

accept financial gifts on this level because

these contributions require a certain level

of expertise, clarified Mr. Garner.

Donors can also participate in legacy

or planned giving, such as designating

the Community Foundation as the beneficiary

of a retirement account or life

insurance policy, specifying an estate gift

or founding a charitable remainder trust.

Throughout this process, a significant

advantage to donors is that the Community

Foundation handles all of the administrative

details.

“We take care of every ounce of paperwork

and help donors navigate all

legal and financial steps. Our guidance

ensures your gift will nourish the community

long after your natural life,” Mr.

Garner said.

The Community Foundation is also

well-versed in federal and state tax benefits,

some of which are only available

by giving through a community foundation.

For example, the Community

Foundation has access to the Endow

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Nonprofit professionals gather for a monthly peer group to learn and share knowledge. The Nonprofit Network, a

program at the Community Foundation, offers marketing, development, finance, management and leadership groups.

The Community

Foundation funded

over $11 million

in grants last year.

Pictured below are

Rochelle Naylor and

Bernadette Gladish

who were preparing

checks from donor

funds to deserving

nonprofits.

Iowa tax credit, which provides an income

tax credit equivalent to 25 percent

of a gift’s value. The gift must be made to

a permanent endowment fund or used

to establish one.

Donors even have the option to grow

their contributions until they can establish

an endowed fund, which requires a

minimum of $10,000. Through the Prairie

Fund, donors can seed the fund with

an initial $2,500 and add contributions

over a five-year period.

Enhancing Communities

Through Grantmaking

The Community Foundation distributed

$11.8 million in grants in 2018. More

than 980 funds were supported, with

over 50 new funds established. Through

the generosity of over 1,000 monetary

gifts, nearly 510 nonprofits were funded.

The Community Foundation has

awarded $5.2 million in grants in 2019

so far. The organization also received

over $750,000 in requests for competitive

grants from permanently endowed

funds and funded $363,465.

“As a community foundation, we are

in a position to evaluate a breadth of

grant proposals. Our grant programs are

structured so they fund a wide range of

initiatives,” noted Mr. Garner.

The Community Foundation oversees

a variety of funds with differing objectives,

requirements and disbursement

levels. The Program Fund, for example,

supports new and innovative programs or

sustains ongoing initiatives. Recent recipients

include the Junior League of Cedar

Rapids, 6th Judicial District Department

of Correctional Services, Coe College and

Young Parents Network (YPN).

An Organizational Development

Fund helps nonprofits fulfill their core

mission. The Community Foundation

has approved requests from the Willis

Dady Emergency Shelter, AbbeHealth

and Kids First Law Center during its most

recent grant cycle.

Many grants are also awarded through

donor-advised funds. Donors take on a

more active role by serving as advisors and

selecting a funding priority, such as arts

and culture or health and human services.

In addition to families, businesses can

spearhead a donor-advised fund. Participating

companies include CRST International,

GreatAmerica Financial Services

Corporation and Lil’ Drug Store Products.

Another unique opportunity through

the Community Foundation is its Endowment

Challenge Fund, which provides

a matching grant to nonprofits in

Linn County. Organizations can receive

$25,000 with a five-year window to match,

which supports operational stability.

“Because we accept competitive grant

applications, a nonprofit organization

tells us their needs and how they will

apply the funds,” Mr. Garner said. “We

don’t dictate how funds should be used.

We believe that because nonprofits are

already in the trenches doing good work,

they are in the best position to identify

their needs. Our job is to support them

in their mission.”

A Partner to Nonprofits

The Community Foundation’s mission

doesn’t stop with charitable giving. The

Community Foundation is also tasked

with strengthening nonprofits.

“Because we are in the endowment

building business, we provide resources

to nonprofits to help them create sustainable

income vehicles and strengthen operational

excellence,” Mr. Garner noted.

One such resource is the Nonprofit Network,

a program offered by the Community

Foundation for peer connections and

knowledge sharing. Regular collaboration

empowers nonprofit professionals to form

bonds with their counterparts. This is especially

important for smaller organizations

that have one or two staff members

or are completely volunteer based.

“We believe that a vibrant nonprofit

sector is critical to a vibrant community,”

Mr. Garner stressed. “Nonprofits

are significant contributors to our local

economy and the value they bring to

community members is huge. They are

affecting our quality of life in meaningful,

tangible ways.” n

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Community engagement

a priority for United Way

of East Central Iowa

Over two days in October, employees

at Collins Aerospace

prepared 22,258 meal packs

for children and 1,600 hygiene

kits for use at local shelters.

In addition to providing weekend

meals for those children and meeting the

needs of area homeless shelters, it was

the kind of community-engagement effort

the United Way of East Central Iowa

has made a priority in recent years.

“Donors today want to see direct links

between what they’re giving and what

they feel is worthy of their time,” said Tim

Stiles, UWECI’s president and CEO. “That

gets them more likely to support with

their dollars as well as with their time.”

The Collins project was part of

UWECI’s 63,886 volunteer hours last

year performed by 3,247 people – more

than $1.5 million worth, in addition to

cash donations.

“Everybody has more limited dollars,

so they want to see what they’re giving

to is making the biggest difference,” said

Shannon Hanson, UWECI vice president

for marketing and communications.

So, United Way, which funded 24

partner agencies on a $10.6 million budget

in fiscal 2018, compiles data into a

series of reports on community needs.

Drawing on information UWECI has

collected for years, the reports guide

what programs the organization invests

in based on how local agencies are working

to meet those needs.

“We’re trying to show where the

needs are, based on research and data

within the community, and then filling

those gaps,” Ms. Hanson said. “We’ve

created this library in different areas to

show that this expertise is in our community.

We have a full community building

team that’s dedicated to that research

and data, and the follow-up with our

nonprofits that are funded.”

Available on UWECI’s website, the reports

also help partner agencies identify

unaddressed needs and design programs

to efficiently meet them.

“Agencies come to the table saying,

‘We’re providing this service but we’re also

seeing people who need this (additional

service),’” Mr. Stiles said. “So, they look for

an organization that can fill the need, and

from there it just kind of grows.”

Changing donor expectations have

also altered UWECI’s approach to prospective

donors.

“In the last two to three years, we’ve

talked to donors or Joe and Jane CEO

and the response is, ‘We give to a lot of

organizations and a lot of causes, we

want to make sure there’s not duplication

of services. Are they working together

collaboratively?’” Mr. Stiles said.

“That’s what they want to see, that collaborative

approach. Non-duplication

and coordination is very important.”

The emphasis on appealing to younger

donors’ interest has also led to “micro-volunteering”

efforts such as Volunteers on

Tap, in which volunteers gather for a few

hours after work to address a partner

agency’s specific need. Such events are

staged by UWECI’s Young Leaders Society,

a leadership giving society for donors

under 40 who’ve given at least $250.

“They do these small but quick volunteering

opportunities. The last one

we did had 50 people,” said Ms. Hanson.

“The one before that, there was maybe

25 or 30. So we’re seeing that grow.”

Baby boomers aren’t overlooked, either.

“They not only have the expertise,

but now they have the time,” Mr. Stiles

said. “People in our generation are

leaving the workplace for retirement.

We want to tap into that.”

Serving Linn, Benton, Cedar, Iowa,

and Jones counties, UWECI is “starting

to get out more to the rural communities

as well,” Mr. Stiles said. “People live and

work in those communities and don’t always

realize the services United Way agencies

are providing are helping them, too.

It’s an education curve. We let them know

more about services in their community

and, in turn, they learn more about us.”

United Way’s traditional strength in

networking, whether among donors or

member agencies, positions it well to

continue to meet community needs.

“It would be hard to find a nonprofit

that doesn’t work with other ones,” Ms.

Hanson said.

“One thing that hasn’t changed is the

importance of our partners,” Mr. Stiles

said. “They’re the ones doing the work,

and it’s their willingness to not only collaborate

but to work in unison. The services

they deliver have adapted to meet

the needs in the community. So, the

agency partners are really crucial and the

partners we have do a really good job of

leveraging resources.” n

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

AFRICAN AMERICAN

MUSEUM OF IOWA

MISSION & SERVICES

To preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage

of Iowa.

As the only museum in Iowa dedicated exclusively to

preserving the state’s African American history, we are proud

to preserve a unique collection of thousands of objects,

documents, photographs, and books and to offer educational

programs in Cedar Rapids and across the state.

HOW TO HELP

Help preserve the past to enlighten our future. Make a

tax-deductible gift to the museum by donating online at

blackiowa.org/donate or by mailing a check. Endowment

gifts may be made to our Greater Cedar Rapids Community

Foundation Friends Fund (information on our website). For

volunteer opportunities, please visit blackiowa.org/volunteer.

www.blackiowa.org

55 12th Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-862-2101

africanamericanmuseumofiowa

@BlackIowa

@blackiowa

African American Museum of Iowa

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

BRUCEMORE, INC.

MISSION & SERVICES

To engage the public in the history, traditions, resources, and on-going

preservation of Brucemore for the enrichment of the community.

HOW TO HELP

Using the estate for community programs, cultural events, and tours

requires perpetual preservation. Donations help preserve the site’s seven

historic structures, 26-acre landscape, and infrastructure to ensure the

continuation of tours and programs. There are several ways to give from

a one-time donation to a multi-year pledge. For more information, visit

www.prideandpreservation.org or contact 319-362-7375.

www.brucemore.org

2160 Linden Dr. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-362-7375

BrucemoreSite

brucemore.site

brucemoresite

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A $5 million capital campaign

funding preservation of Brucemore

Preserving Brucemore’s

seven historic buildings and

26-acre landscape is at the

heart of the programs and

events you love.

Join our list of individual

and corporate donors in

making a financial gift to

guarantee the site remains

a vital part of the Corridor.

We have raised over 60% of

funding so far! Donate today

to help preserve this

living landmark.

www.prideandpreservation.org

support@brucemore.org

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

CEDAR RAPIDS OPERA THEATRE

Taylor Fiser Photography

MISSION & SERVICES

Our mission is to advance opera as a vital, living American art form

and to develop the artists who create it, as well as the audience

that appreciates and supports it. Now in our 22nd season, we

serve Eastern Iowa as a professional company producing new and

classic operatic works, developing Young Artists, and providing

educational outreach.

HOW TO HELP

GIVE: Become a donor, a Founders Society member ($500 or more

annually), a Season/Production/Event sponsor, or leave a legacy

gift. INTERACT: Attend performances and special events including

CURTAINS UP: GERSHWIN SONGBOOK (September 2019),

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (January 2020), THE ENCHANTED FOREST

(January 2020), and WEST SIDE STORY (June 2020). VOLUNTEER:

Provide a homestay for a visiting artist, assist on a committee, help

with special events, serve as a Board Member.

www.cr-opera.org

425 2nd St. SE, Suite 960

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-365-7401

CROperaTheatre

@CROperaTheatre

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

EASTERN IOWA ARTS ACADEMY

MISSION & SERVICES

We provide high quality art, music, dance, drama and

creative writing classes for students across the age span, with

particular emphasis on K-12 students. We work to remove

barriers to participation by offering classes in area schools at

no cost and by providing scholarships and financial aid for

classes at our Music and Arts Studios.

HOW TO HELP

Donate! All contributions go directly to support youth

programming by making classes low cost or free. Reducing

or eliminating the class fees allows students, who may not

otherwise be able, the opportunity to participate in the arts.

The skills learned through our classes help to build a vibrant

arts community and tomorrow’s creative workforce. Contact us

to volunteer.

www.easterniowaartsacademy.org

1841 E Ave. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

319-350-1805

easterniowaarts

EasternIowaArtsAcademy

artsacademystudios

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

IOWA CERAMICS CENTER

AND GLASS STUDIO

MISSION & SERVICES

Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio is a place were community

and creativity meet. Our mission is to promote understanding,

appreciation and professional development in the ceramic and

glass arts. Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio is a non-profit

which offers a variety of classes and programs in both Clay and

Warm Glass – for all ages and ability levels.

HOW TO HELP

We offer several levels for donation opportunities and

memberships. Fundraisers occur two times a year to support

multiple programs including the Mobile Clay Lab with outreach

programs to make art education accessible to underserved

communities. Your much appreciated donation will continue to

support our mission.

iowaceramicscenter.org

329 10th Ave SE, #117

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-365-9644

Iowa_Ceramics_Center

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

THE IOWA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

MISSION & SERVICES

Learning through Play is what The Iowa Children’s Museum is all

about! We’ve carefully crafted exhibits and community programs that

stimulate discovery learning and child-directed play. The work of the

museum—focusing on arts and culture, financial literacy, healthy kids,

school readiness and STEM—is helping to nurture a nation of creative,

collaborative problem-solvers. Let’s play!

HOW TO HELP

Come play with families in our exhibits, join a committee, help with

special events or make a financial contribution! Your support as

a volunteer and/or donor will help children experience the active

learning and relationship-building critical to living happy, healthy

lives and building a foundation for success. And it’s fun! Join us as we

imagine, create, discover and explore!!

www.theicm.org

Coral Ridge Mall

Coralville, IA 52241

319-625-6255

fbtheiowachildrensmuseum

iachildrensmuseum

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Creating Opportunities

for Giving is All

in the CLA Family

CLA exists to create opportunities

for our clients, our people,

and our communities.

We do this through industry-focused

wealth advisory,

outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting

services, and through our deep involvement

in the community. Whether it is

volunteering at social services agencies,

mentoring young people, fighting food

insecurity, helping others improve their

living situation, or protecting our environment,

you will find CLA Family

members giving their time, talent, and

resources to make a difference.

Giving back is our way of saying

“thank you” for the opportunity to be a

part of the communities where we serve.

Nationally, the CLA Family includes more

than 6,100 professionals, across 120 locations,

including an office here in the Corridor.

Our people serve 7,000+ nonprofits,

including social service and religious

organizations, associations, membership

organizations, foundations, and higher

education institutions across the nation.

Through paid volunteer time off, a firmwide

social responsibility priority, and

other initiatives, CLA asks every family

member to find a cause that they are

passionate about and encourages them

to volunteer on a regular basis. Hundreds

answer that call every day.

The CLA Foundation

Perhaps the best example of the community-minded

focus of the CLA Family

is our unique charitable initiative, the

CLA Foundation. The mission of the CLA

Foundation is to create career opportunities

through education, employment, and

entrepreneurship. We do this through a

foundation that is funded exclusively by

CLA employees — no outside donations

or grant requests are accepted. All nominations

originate with CLA Family members,

and selections are made by our own

volunteer grant application reviewers.

Since its inception in 2015, the CLA

Foundation has granted more than $2.5

million to 110+ organizations, including

several right here in the Corridor: Junior

Achievement of Eastern Iowa, Iowa Children’s

Museum, and the New Bohemian

Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo).

On our 2019 CLA Giving Day, we raised

more than $1 million from employees,

retirees, and alumni, a milestone that allows

us to grant $1 million to deserving

organizations in the coming year.

Discounted Fees and

Education

Our community involvement extends to

client relationships, were we often provide

discounted services to nonprofit

organizations. We also sponsor complimentary

training and educational events

in the area to help keep nonprofit leaders

in touch with financial trends, tax regulations,

and other matters.

Challenging, Rewarding,

Inspired Careers at CLA

CLA is more than a place to work. It is

a place where you have the opportunity

to build an inspired career, with freedom

to explore unlimited opportunities and

design your future. CLA’s Diversity and

Inclusion Council illustrates our dedication

to building an inclusive workplace

that thrives on different beliefs and perspectives.

By welcoming and respecting

our clients and each other, we can all experience

success.

It is such a pleasure to work with so

many caring and giving people, whether

it is as a client, as volunteers, or as a financial

supporter. In whatever ways we

are connected, the CLA Family looks forward

to helping you create opportunities

for the people you serve.

Contact David Little at david.little@

CLAconnect.com or 319-558-0247 to

learn more about CLA. n

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

IOWA CENTER FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOURNALISM

IOWAWATCH

MISSION & SERVICES

To be Iowa’s leading collaborative investigative news

organization. IowaWatch is driven by its vision: To lead

investigative journalism in Iowa through collaboration, training

of future journalists and efforts to increase the understanding of

the role of journalism in a democracy.

HOW TO HELP

• Read original IowaWatch news stories at

http://www.iowawatch.org

• Join others at local IowaWatch events.

• Learn about events and keep up with IowaWatch news via its

newsletter:

http://www.iowawatch.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter-2/

• Support IowaWatch’s journalism and training programs:

http://www.iowawatch.org/donate-2

www.iowawatch.org

PO Box 2178

Iowa City, IA 52244-2189

319-389-4477

IowaWatch

IowaWatch

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK

MUSEUM & LIBRARY

MISSION & SERVICES

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar

Rapids, Iowa, is a Smithsonian Affiliate museum that celebrates

life. We seek to inspire people from every background to

connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through

extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, we tell stories of

freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and

dignity connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow.

HOW TO HELP

Join as a Museum member for admission to our exhibits yearround,

and support our educational mission at BrewNost, an

international beer festival hosted by the National Czech &

Slovak Museum & Library each September. Participate in our

programming, which includes exhibit openings, artist lectures

and hands-on workshops, free family events, historic walking

tours, and more.

www.NCSML.org

1400 Inspiration Place SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

319-362-8500

info@ncsml.org

czechslovakmuseum

@nationalczechslovakmuseum

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS

OF JOHNSON COUNTY

MISSION & SERVICES

NCJC programs reach 2,500 children and adults each year. This includes

NAEYC accredited early childhood programs, after-school programs, summer

camps, youth leadership, and employment training. For adults we offer home

visits, parenting education, ELL classes, and gatherings focused on creative

endeavors and fellowship. Our programs help adults to become successful

parents, workers, neighbors, and citizens. We help children through important

life transitions to become happy and independent adults.

HOW TO HELP

Volunteers and sponsorships help NCJC programs thrive and promote

success within the neighborhoods and communities we serve. Our many

programs provide a range of volunteer opportunities from reading to

preschoolers to playing tag with 4th graders to tutoring middle/high

schoolers to serving food to families at an event and more. For more

specific volunteer opportunities, please email volunteer@ncjc.org.

www.ncjc.org

PO Box 2491

Iowa City, IA 52244

NCJCIowa

@NCJCIowa

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ARTS, CULTURE & HUMANITIES

NEWBO CITY MARKET

MISSION & SERVICES

NewBo City Market is community-based economic development

organization creating opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs to

start and grow businesses, supporting local artists and artisans,

driving the revitalization of the District, and improving the quality

of life in Cedar Rapids. We harness the power of culture and

creativity to drive economic growth and to build the character

and quality of our community.

HOW TO HELP

The Market hosts free and family-friendly arts, entertainment,

and wellness programs such as Rock the Block, Meet Me at

the Market, and other events throughout the year. The Market

is funded through donations from business sponsors and our

Friends of the Market. To receive information about upcoming

events, volunteer opportunities, and making a charitable

contribution, please visit us at newbocitymarket.org.

newbocitymarket.org

1100 Third St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52317

319-200-4050

Info@newbocitymarket.org

@newbocitymarket

@newbocitymarket

@newbocitymarket

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EDUCATION

CEDAR RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY

FOUNDATION

MISSION & SERVICES

The Library Foundation mobilizes community resources and

relationships that empower our Library to deliver innovative

programs and services. It is the philanthropic vehicle through

which private funds are used to enhance our Library’s collections,

programs and technologies. Library Foundation gifts support

the Summer Dare reading program, preschool outreach, Dolly

Parton’s Imagination Library, and more.

HOW TO HELP

You can support our Library Foundation and Foundation-funded

programs through gifts via mail or online. The Library Foundation

also hosts two spring fundraisers: a Stay Home & Read a Book

Ball in February and Literary Vines: A Beer & Wine Tasting in May.

Those wanting to help put books in children’s homes via Dolly

Parton’s Imagination Library can make designated gifts to our

Children’s Fund; details on these opportunities and more are on

our website.

www.CRLibrary.org/Foundation

450 5th Ave SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-739-0411

@CRLibrary

@CRPublicLibrary

@CRPublicLibrary

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EDUCATION

CEDAR VALLEY

MONTESSORI SCHOOL

MISSION & SERVICES

CVMS is Cedar Rapids’ only 5-day-a-week Montessori Preschool/

Kindergarten, located in the heart of downtown with seven newly

remodeled classrooms, a multi-use indoor atrium and gymnasium

and a securely fenced outdoor classroom area. Each of CVMS’ five,

multi-age classrooms of 3- to 6-year-olds is guided by an educator

with a four-year college degree and Montessori certification.

HOW TO HELP

CVMS families and Corridor area community members may

volunteer in opportunities ranging from reading with children to

serving on the Board of Directors.

CVMS welcomes your financial support. As a 501(c) 3 non-profit

organization, CVMS does not receive public support. Your gifts to

CVMS are tax deductible.

www.CVMontessori.org

110 5th Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-365-5155

cedarvalleymontessorischool

CVMS1971

cvmskids1971

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EDUCATION

COE COLLEGE

MISSION & SERVICES

It is the mission of Coe College to provide students an education of superior quality

that aims at preparing them for life following graduation. We strive to ready students

intellectually, professionally and socially to lead productive and satisfying lives in the

global society of the 21st century. As such, our success as a college will be measured

according to the success of our graduates.

HOW TO HELP

Giving Opportunities: Coe Fund to support scholarships, campus life and teaching

and learning; additional giving opportunities and more information can be found at

www.alumni.coe.edu

All gifts to Coe – regardless of size – enhance the Coe experience and set the

foundation for students to lead successful lives.

• Volunteering Opportunities: Assist current students through mentoring, networking,

internships and job shadows; help with Homecoming, reunions and other alumni events.

Coe’s expansive partnerships with local businesses and organizations, along with

alumni around the world, create a campus where our connections become our

students’ connections.

www.coe.edu

1220 1st Ave. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

319-399-8555

CoeCollege

CoeCollege

coecollege

school/coe-college

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EDUCATION

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT

OF EASTERN IOWA

MISSION & SERVICES

To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Junior Achievement is focused on trying to solve the problems of

tomorrow…building the future. JA re-engineers education to be more

relevant and experiential while connecting kids with role models from

the local business community. Through hands-on programs, JA helps

kindergarten through 12th grade students understand how education,

career choice, and personal finances are related.

HOW TO HELP

Make a life-long difference in as little as an hour a week. All you

need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach

children about how you took chances and shot for the stars. Junior

Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready

to meet you. If volunteering is not for you, consider making a taxdeductible

donation to ensure that we can continue to empower the

next generation of leaders.

www.JAEasternIowa.org

324 3rd Street SE, Suite 200

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 862-1100

jaei@jaeasterniowa.org

JAEasternIowa

JAEasternIowa

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EDUCATION

THE NEW BOHEMIAN INNOVATION

COLLABORATIVE (NEWBOCO)

MISSION & SERVICES

NewBoCo makes our community more resilient to and thrive

in a changing economy by supporting entrepreneurship,

innovation, and tech education. We help: Iowans learn to

code, startups succeed here, and existing organizations

improve the way they work.

HOW TO HELP

Get involved: lead a STEAM station at CoderDojo (1st &

3rd Saturdays of the month), join women in tech mentoring

high schoolers for our day-long code camps, sponsor or

recommend a teacher in your community to get computer

science training through our Code.org program, or meet with

us to see if your organization should invest in innovation by

sending a team of employees through Intrapreneur Academy.

www.newbo.co

415 12th Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-382-5128

hello@newbo.co

newboco NewBoCo newboco

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo)

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EDUCATION

REGINA CATHOLIC EDUCATION

CENTER

MISSION & SERVICES

Regina Catholic Education Center is a Pre-K - 12th school with

small class sizes in a safe learning environment. We offer quality

faith-based education with a focus on individual growth, academic

excellence, and community service. Regina is committed to

preparing tomorrow’s leaders through a comprehensive educational

experience focused on excellence and anchored in the teachings of

the Roman Catholic Church.

HOW TO HELP

Volunteer opportunities are available in classrooms, fine arts,

athletics, and more! Donations to the Excellence Fund are always

needed and create a lasting impact on the lives of our students. Your

gifts help make it possible for our students to succeed and grow

both spiritually and academically. Your generosity helps to provide

important continuity of programming from year to year.

www.regina.org

2140 Rochester Ave., Iowa City, IA 52245

319-351-1415

ReginaEducation

regina_education_center

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EDUCATION

ZACH JOHNSON FOUNDATION

MISSION & SERVICES

The Zach Johnson Foundation was formed in 2010 by Cedar

Rapids native and PGA TOUR professional Zach Johnson and his

wife Kim. The Foundation’s Kids on Course program was formed in

2011 and currently serves more than 1,200 students in the Cedar

Rapids Community School District through its school year and

summer programming opportunities.

HOW TO HELP

We are always looking for people to help make a difference in the

lives of the children we serve through Kids on Course. Time, talent

and treasure are all incredibly valuable assets. No matter how you

give or how much you give, your generosity will be well utilized

and much appreciated. Contact hbrown@zachjohnsongolf.com for

more information about how to be involved.

zachjohnsongolf.com/Foundation

PO Box 2336

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

zachjohnsonfoundation

@kidsoncoursecr

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

BUR OAK LAND TRUST

MISSION & SERVICES

To protect and conserve natural areas to enrich

and engage current and future generations.

HOW TO HELP

Volunteering Opportunities: Work on land

management and conservation in the field and

event planning and outreach in the office.

Giving Opportunities: Support Bur Oak Land

Trust’s conservation mission through individual

and business monetary support. Find out more at

www.buroaklandtrust.org.

www.buroaklandtrust.org

5 Sturgis Corner Drive, Suite 1250

PO Box 2523, Iowa City, IA 52244

319-338-7030

BurOak78LandTrust

BurOakLT

buroaklandtrust

company/bur-oak-land-trust

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

CRITTER CRUSADERS OF

CEDAR RAPIDS

MISSION & SERVICES

Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids is an all volunteer 501c3 nonprofit

since 2008. We provide and guide advanced medical and surgical care

for homeless, sick and injured animals at no cost to shelters and rescues

in Eastern Iowa. CC’s mission is to restore health and adoptability to the

communities homeless dogs and cats at the greatest risk of euthanasia.

HOW TO HELP

Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids receives no federal, state or local

funding. We exist entirely on private donations and many fundraising

activities throughout the year.

Consider sponsoring a fundraiser, donating directly, sponsoring

a particular animal or hosting a fundraising event. In 2018, CCCR

provided over 500 life saving medical/surgical procedures for 19

different shelters and rescues. The need is great.

crittercrusaderscr.org

PO Box 10111

Cedar Rapids, IA 52410

319-350-8295

@crittercrusaderscr.org

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BEFORE

Lola

BEFORE

Digit

-Admitted in critital condition

-Extreme neglect

-Emergency Surgery

-Unresponsive

-Diagnosed with

intussusception and EPI

-Hospitalized and returned

to good health

-Returned to good health

-Adopted

-Adopted

AFTER

AFTER

BEFORE

Poseidon

BEFORE

Justice

-Dog attack victim

-8 months of medical

care for multiple injuries

-Trapped in the engine of

a moving car

-Severely Burned

-Returned to good health

-Front leg amputated

-Adopted

-Returned to good health

-Adopted

AFTER

AFTER

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS

FOUNDATION OF CEDAR RAPIDS

MISSION & SERVICES

The Friends Helping Friends Foundation is a compassionate

advocate for the Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control.

Our mission is to enhance the care for homeless and displaced

animals by building resources, leading development and advocating

for the success of Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control.

HOW TO HELP

Support the Friends Helping Friends Foundation (FHFF) and:

• Make an impact by joining a planning committee. Working with

us on marketing, event planning, fundraising and strategic planning.

• Become a member of the Board and help direct funding to gaps

and needs at Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control.

• Become a shelter volunteer. Help is always needed walking

dogs, providing kennel or cattery support, and welcoming the

community.

• Donate. Every dollar you donate helps our mission to enhance

the care for homeless and displaced animals at Cedar Rapids

Animal Care and Control.

www.crfriendsfoundation.org

PO Box 9764

Cedar Rapids, IA 52409

319-286-5908

crfhff

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

FRIENDS OF THE ANIMAL

CENTER FOUNDATION

MISSION & SERVICES

Our purpose is to raise funds to support and expand the animal

care services of the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center and

to support other animal welfare initiatives in our community.

HOW TO HELP

• Planned gifts leave a legacy making an everlasting impact;

consider adding FACF in your estate plan

• Our endowment at the Community Foundation of Johnson

County helps ensure that vital programs are available for

generations to come

• Double your gift when your employer offers a Matching Gift

Program

• Event sponsorships show the community your company’s support

and goodwill

www.facf.org

PO Box 1345

Iowa City, IA 52244

319-541-6390

facfiowacity

@facfiowacity

@facfiowacity

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

INDIAN CREEK NATURE CENTER

MISSION & SERVICES

Indian Creek Nature Center is Iowa’s first and largest non-profit

nature center. With nearly 500 acres of land under its management,

the Nature Center hosts thousands of visitors each year for naturebased

programs and activities, including field trips, summer camps

and community events. Our mission is to promote a sustainable

future by nurturing individuals through environmental education,

providing leadership in land protection and restoration, and

encouraging responsible interactions with nature.

HOW TO HELP

Be a Champion of Nature! Help ICNC to fulfill its mission by

becoming a member, make a donation or become an ICNC

Sustainer by making your donation monthly! ICNC offers volunteer

opportunities year round, including teaching children’s programs,

grounds maintenance, helping at special events like our Maple

Syrup Festival, Concerts at the Creek and more.

www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org

5300 Otis Rd. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-362-0664

indiancreeknaturecenter

nature_center

indiancreeknaturecenter

indian-creek-nature-ctr

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land & creek

Legacy Project

Inspire #championsofnature with a donation to our

Land & Creek Legacy Project, which will fund two major initiatives:

the purchase and protection of 26.6 acres of land north of Věčný

Woods, and the creation of the Indian Creek Exhibit, which will

“flow” through our exhibit hall and demonstrate the

magic beneath Indian Creek’s surface.

Protect

• Add 26.6 acres of picturesque

woodlands — expanding the

Nature Center’s property to

500.57 acres!

• Support wildlife including

migrating warblers, rare

yellow racer snakes, ornate

box turtles, bobcats, hawks

and more.

• Prevent development that

would impact wildlife habitat

and result in significant

erosion of Věčný Woods.

Educate

Create your legacy with a donation to this once-in-a-lifetime project.

www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org

• Share the story of Indian Creek

by showing the flora & fauna

throughout the seasons.

• Provide an opportunity for all

ages and abilities to learn about

Indian Creek.

• Show a wide variety of native

species, including frogs, fish,

turtles, otter, beaver, birds & more.

• Inform future generations

about water & its impact on

our daily lives.

• Engage and excite people in

learning about the outdoors!

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

IOWA HUMANE ALLIANCE

MISSION & SERVICES

Our mission is to forge partnerships and develop programs

to address the pet overpopulation crisis and end euthanasia

of healthy adoptable animals. Our primary focus, through our

Regional Clinic, is to provide affordable, high-quality spay

and neuter services to pet parents, rescue organizations, and

individuals caring for community cats.

Our team maintains best practice standards and functions in an

efficient manner, performing 10,000 surgeries annually.

HOW TO HELP

Donate generously as we embark on a three year comprehensive

campaign to raise one million dollars. Due to the extraordinarily

high demand for our services, it has become imperative that we

expand every aspect of our organization, from our current clinic

space to our life-saving programs. Invest in spay/neuter, the most

effective and humane solution to pet overpopulation.

iowahumanealliance.org

6540 6th Street SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

319-363-1225

IowaHumaneAlliance

iowahumanealliance

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Additional Iowa Humane Alliance Supported Programs

Spay and Neuter Transport

We partner with humane organizations and individuals within a

100 mile radius of our clinic location to provide affordable spay

and neuter services. Our van enables us to transport shelter

and owned animals from a remote destination to our clinic for

surgery and return them back the following day.

ITRAP – Iowa Trap/Neuter/Return

Resource Assistance

Designed to provide individuals with the necessary resources

and teach them humane effective trap/neuter/return tactics for

community cats. Resources include: TNR presentations, DIY

shelter making workshops, trap rentals, and advice about caring

for community cats. We encourage clients to return spayed/

neutered cats to their original location and promote Trap/Neuter/

Return to Field for shelters and municipalities.

Love for Pets

Provides individuals in targeted, under-served neighborhoods with the

animal health resources necessary to keep their pets safe, healthy,

happy, and in their homes. We demonstrate care and compassion

through a non-judgmental approach and foster the human-animal bond.

Spay Iowa

A state-wide referral program that provides

individuals with affordable spay and neuter

options and directs them to the nearest

resource within their community.

The IHA Animal Alliance Network

Designed to facilitate unconditional positive regard among animal welfare

organizations to respect each organizational mission, recognize their strengths and

maximize vital resources. Partners are encouraged to attend informational sessions,

benefit from a reduced cost for services, participate in promotional and fundraising

events, and exchange progressive ideas to further advance the care of animals.

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

IOWA NATURAL HERITAGE

FOUNDATION

MISSION & SERVICES

INHF’s mission is to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water and

wildlife. Landowners and community leaders work through INHF to

permanently protect or restore prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers or

create trails. Landowners receive free, confidential service to explore

ways they can permanently protect land they own. Partnership,

respect, stewardship and passion are core values of INHF.

HOW TO HELP

Join nearly 7,000 people who donate annually and receive member

benefits including a quarterly magazine and exclusive Iowa nature

calendar. You can support a specific land protection project or trail,

or a region that’s most important to you. INHF can help you craft a

gift to meet your goal or introduce you to others who can help. INHF

volunteer events are offered statewide: prairie seed harvests, invasive

species removal, trail cleanups and more. Explore corporate volunteer

opportunities or offer your personal expertise by talking with Eastern

Iowa Program Coordinator Carole Teator. Through INHF, you can also

speak up in respectful, non-partisan ways on behalf of state policies

and public funding that support conservation.

www.inhf.org

www.IowaLandOptions.org

Eastern Iowa Program Manager:

Carole Teator

319-775-0737

cteator@inhf.org

IowaNaturalHeritage

@INHF

@INHF

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

PRAIRIEWOODS FRANCISCAN

SPIRITUALITY CENTER

MISSION & SERVICES

Prairiewoods is a calming oasis in Hiawatha where you can nurture

your relationships with Earth, the Creator, yourself and others.

This retreat and conference center is open to the public and offers

educational programs, inspiring retreats, welcoming meeting

spaces, 2.5 miles of walking trails, overnight lodging and a variety

of holistic services. Come experience this place of peace and

transformation!

HOW TO HELP

Give of your time by joining our roster of 150 active volunteers.

Lend your hand in a variety of ways, including serving on our

board, staffing the office on evenings and weekends, helping with

housekeeping, performing maintenance and gardening. We also

rely on financial contributions to ensure that we continue to draw

spiritual seekers and environmentalists from around the country!

www.Prairiewoods.org

120 E Boyson Rd,

Hiawatha, IA 52233

319-395-6700

PrairiewoodsFSC

PrairiewoodsFSC

prairiewoods-franciscan-spirituality-center

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ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

TREES FOREVER

MISSION & SERVICES

Our mission is to plant and care for trees and the environment

by empowering people, building community and promoting

stewardship. Trees Forever is a “boots on the ground” and “roots

in the ground” non-profit, and we involve an average of 7,000

volunteers every year!

Trees Forever has planted more than 3.5 million trees since it started

in 1989.

HOW TO HELP

Plant a tree with us. Learn about how trees clean our air, water and

soil, save us energy and provide many health benefits. Get involved

at one of our upcoming events: www.TreesForever.org/Events.

www.TreesForever.org

80 W 8th Ave., Marion, IA 52302

319-373-0650

TreesForever

trees_forever

@trees_forever

Trees Forever

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Leading by Example

Business Leaders Discuss Joy

of Giving Back to Community

By Katharine Carlon

katharine@corridorbusiness.com

Whether their motivation is finding greater meaning in life, making

the community a better place to live or building valuable relationships

while doing good, Corridor business leaders agree that being

influential goes far beyond what happens in the workplace.

Below, along with an abbreviated list of nonprofit work past and

present, leaders explain how they wield their influence outside the

workplace and what giving back means to them.

Leighton Smith

Director of Client Service, BerganKDV

Board chair and founder, 100+ Men Who Care: Hawkeye

Chapter; board member and vice chair, Iowa Women’s Foundation;

board chair, treasurer and volunteer, North Liberty

Community Pantry; campaign team leader and 100+ hour

annual volunteer, United Way Worldwide

Mr. Smith grew up seeing community service modeled

by his family, especially his late grandmother, who

threw herself into volunteer work for her church and

growing food in the garden for the local food pantry.

“I lost my grandmother at a young age, and that was

a huge inspiration,” said Mr. Smith, who lists founding

the largest-giving 100+ Who Care chapter in the world

and transforming the North Liberty Food Pantry from

“a closet in the Methodist church” to a permanent facility

serving hundreds of hungry families as some of the

proudest accomplishments of his volunteer career.

“I think a lot of times, we’re trying to find meaning

to life, and certainly volunteerism is a great venue to

learn new things and try out a new skillset,” he said.

“And along the line, I realized I really cared about the

place I live in. I got emotionally invested and wanted to

give my energy to social entrepreneurialism … as a way

of fostering a sense of community connectedness and

strengthening the social fabric.”

Mr. Smith said kindness in the Corridor is a “natural

resource” that leaders should be tapping through example:

“There are a lot of people in need who deserve help,

and I think to whom more is given, more is expected –

that’s how grandma would have said it.”

Lura McBride

President and CEO, Van Meter Inc.

Board member, Tanager Place, Iowa BIG, the Hall-Perrine

Foundation, UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital and the Cedar

Rapids Police Chief Advisory Committee; member, Tippie

Advisory Board

For Ms. McBride, who embraces the “servant mindset”

both in the workplace and in the community,

giving is tantamount to getting in terms of rewards.

“I learn a lot, and it’s an opportunity to meet a

lot of people and build relationships – that camaraderie

of working with others to make a difference is

personally really valuable,” she said. “I want to give,

but often, I get so much more in return through the

people I meet and the experiences I have.”

Ms. McBride said one area that has been especially rewarding

has been working with youth, helping prepare

them for the next stages in their education, career goals

and serving the community, particularly through Iowa

BIG. Leading a company where one of the core values is

“making a difference in the communities where we live

and work” is a similar privilege, she added.

Giving back is part of everyday work life at Van

Meter and that’s a pretty cool thing,” she said of her

company, which encourages employees to give time as

well as money, and work together doing so. “We want

people to be their personal best both inside and outside

of work.”

Modeling that behavior starts at the top, she added,

“because when you talk about leadership, I do think

we are responsible to show it’s not about us – it’s about

others and to lead by example. Leaders underestimate

how much influence they have, and they have a responsibility

to be mindful and thoughtful about the

actions they take because others are taking their cue.”

GIVING BACK

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HEALTH

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

MISSION & SERVICES

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier

lives. By 2020, the Association aims to improve the cardiovascular health of all

Americans by 20% — and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke

by 20%. Our size and scope let us have real impact in Iowa and around the world. We

have invested more than $4.1 billion in research since our inception, more than any

U.S. nonprofit organization. The American Heart Association invests the money raised

locally through our Go Red For Women, Heart Ball, Heart Walk and other events,

back into Iowa communities, providing lifesaving awareness, education, training

and more. Over the last five years, we have invested more than $17 million in 93

research projects done at Iowa institutions. Whether you or someone you know has

been impacted by heart disease or stroke, you have felt the effect of our work in your

life. Our accomplishments in Iowa include mandatory CPR training for high school

students and smoke-free air.

HOW TO HELP

The American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization

dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, depends on the time, talent and

treasurer of volunteers and supporters. Supporting can be as simple as telling a

friend about the risks or wearing red on National Wear Red Day (Feb. 7, 2020) or

attending an upcoming event in The Corridor. The American Heart Association is an

easy organization to support, accepting both donations of money and time. To get

involved, email Regional Vice President Ani Snyder at Ani.Snyder@Heart.org or call

our office at 319-536-3900.

www.heart.org/easterniowa

1035 N. Center Point Rd., Suite B

Hiawatha, IA 52233

319-536-3900

@AmericanHeartAssociationIowa

@AHAIowa

@AHAIowa

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HEALTH

BRIDGEHAVEN PREGNANCY

SUPPORT CENTER

MISSION & SERVICES

Our mission is to empower choices for life through Christ-centered

education and support. Since 1983, our services have empowered

women and men to make healthy choices regarding relationships,

pregnancy, and parenting. We offer pregnancy testing, ultrasounds,

and advocacy; life skills classes and material support; relational

health and sexual risk avoidance education; and abortion recovery

support. All services are free and confidential.

HOW TO HELP

Volunteers are vital to Bridgehaven’s ministry. In 2018, 400 volunteers

logged 21,841 hours throughout the ministry. We welcome

individuals to volunteer on an occasional or regular basis, as well as

groups who can help with events or projects. We are 100% privately

funded and welcome individual and business supporters. We invite

you to take a tour of our ministry!

BridgehavenCR.org

701 Center Point Rd. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

319-364-8967

BridgehavenPregnancySupportCenter

BridgehavenCR

bridgehavencr

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HEALTH

CHILDSERVE

MISSION & SERVICES

ChildServe knows kids and we know specialty healthcare. Our

team of experts helps identify and meet the unique needs of

children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and

other special healthcare needs to help them live a great life.

We offer occupational, physical and speech therapies, along

with behavioral health, respite, supported community living

and our unique Autism Day Health program.

HOW TO HELP

Donors partner with ChildServe to provide resources for

specialized equipment, support for start-up programs and

facility and program expansions to serve more children and

families. For more information on how you can make an

impact, please visit www.childserve.org/giving.

PLEASE VISIT

www.childserve.org

(319) 351-5437

ChildServe

ChildServeIowaCity

childserve

companies/childserve

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Growing together

“ When Jude goes into ChildServe, I feel like he’s going

into his home. He’s so welcome there and happy to

be there. The team wants the best for him and knows

how to help him grow. Without ChildServe,

he wouldn’t be where he’s at. ”

- Hala, Jude’s Mom

Thriving together

“ Lily’s growth over the past year has amazed me.

She is now able to communicate more efficiently

and continues to improve daily. I love getting to

see more of her spunky, sassy, fun-loving personality! ”

- Lynn, Lily’s mom

Believing together

“ We believed in this mission and this organization and the

astronomical gift that it’s given our family - from respite to

therapy to just a being safe landing place, in general. ”

- Tiffany, Kyleigh’s Mom

Moving

2350 OAKDALE BLVD | CORALVILLE, IA | 319. 351.5437 | CHILDSERVE.ORG

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HEALTH

COMMUNITY HEALTH

FREE CLINIC

MISSION & SERVICES

CHFC has a mission to alleviate human pain and suffering by

providing access to and delivery of compassionate healthcare.

CHFC provides free medical, dental, vision, and prescription

services for people without access to or the ability to pay for

healthcare in our community. CHFC never charges for our services

and is funded through the generosity of individuals, foundations

and corporations.

HOW TO HELP

Each year, a diverse network of community members, healthcare

professionals, students and others, give their time and expertise to

CHFC. If you are a compassionate member of our community and

you want to make a difference in the lives of your hard-working,

uninsured neighbors, then we need you. Help CHFC meet the

need for quality free healthcare in our community.

www.communityhfc.org

947 14th Ave SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-363-0416

communityhfc

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Imagine

Imagine if your donation made the difference.

Imagine if everyone had a primary care

provider they visited once a year. Imagine

if all those battling illnesses could afford

their prescriptions. Imagine if diabetes

wasn’t a death sentence for someone without

healthcare. That’s the world we’d like to live in

one day. Until then, we’ll keep volunteering

and raising funds to keep our doors open for

those with nowhere else to turn.

Community Health Free Clinic is only possible

through the generosity of our donors. We exist

because the people in our community decided

they wouldn’t let their neighbors slip through

the cracks. Help us today by visiting our

website - www.communityhfc.org.

947 14th Ave SE • Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-363-0416

www.CommunityHFC.org

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HEALTH

COMMUNITY CRISIS SERVICES

AND FOOD BANK

MISSION & SERVICES

CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank (formerly The Crisis

Center) is a volunteer-driven organization that provides immediate

and non-judgmental support for individuals facing emotional, food,

or financial crisis. CommUnity’s Crisis Intervention team operates our

24-hour crisis line, chat, and text, and the Mobile Crisis Outreach

program. Our Food Bank provides food assistance, distributing more

than 1.6 million pounds of food annually. We also provide housing

and utility assistance, identification, new employment work items, bus

tickets, box fans, and more through our Basic Needs Program

HOW TO HELP

Visit our website (builtbycommunity.org) to apply to volunteer,

donate food, give money to sustain our programs, or share our

recent blog posts with friends. Your gift of time, talent, or treasure

will make a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and

families in Iowa.

builtbycommunity.org

1121 Gilbert Ct.

Iowa City, IA 52240

319-351-2726

builtbycommunity

builtbycommunity

builtxcommunity

builtbycommunity

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HEALTH

HIS HANDS FREE CLINIC

MISSION & SERVICES

The mission of His Hands Free Clinic is to glorify God by providing for

the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those without adequate

resources. His Hands provides free medical, dental, chiropractic,

women’s health, mental health, physical therapy, prescription

assistance, patient advocacy, durable medical equipment and off-site

optical services.

Restore the body. Refresh the spirit.

HOW TO HELP

Professional volunteers are needed in medical, dental and pharmacy so

more patients can be served - a commitment of only 3 hours a month!

$1,000: provides medications for one month; 4,860 prescriptions were

dispensed in 2018. $2,000: provides dental supplies for a year; 169

visits in 2018. $5,000: provides diabetes education for 5 months; 56%

www.hishandsfreeclinic.org

400 12th St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-862-2636

clinic@hishandsclinic.org

of patients improved their health in 2018. hishandsfreeclinic His_Hands_Free

His Hands Free Clinic

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HEALTH

IOWA KIDSIGHT

MISSION & SERVICES

Iowa KidSight is dedicated to enhancing the early detection and

treatment of vision impairments in young children through screening

and public education.

We strive to:

n Objectively screen young children throughout Iowa--for free.

n Educate the public about risks of undetected vision loss.

n Identify ways to sustain programs of this type.

HOW TO HELP

Ensure that pre-school-aged children in your life receive an annual

vision screening. Common vision problems are often not evident.

www.IowaKidSight.org

2431 Coral Ct., #5

Coralville, IA 52241

319-353-7616

IowaKidSight

Iowa KidSight has helped save vision capabilities for thousands of

children. It is through volunteer efforts and financial support from

members of our Iowa communities that we will keep it perpetuating.

Contact us to extend your help.

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HEALTH

IOWA VALLEY HABITAT

FOR HUMANITY

MISSION & SERVICES

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Iowa Valley Habitat for

Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and

hope. The Helping Hands program offers critical home repairs and

aging in place modifications in Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, and

Washington counties to ensure residents can live safely in their

homes. IVHFH also partners with residents in need of affordable

homeownership and hosts free financial literacy and homeowner

education workshops.

HOW TO HELP

Gifts of time, money, and resources help people afford repairs

and accessibility modifications to age safely in their homes. Make

secure financial donations online or donate construction materials

or services to keep repairs affordable. Donations of new and used

household items help us raise funds in our ReStore. Give your time

on construction of a Habitat home, assist with home repairs, or

volunteer at our ReStore.

319-337-8949 | www.iowavalleyhabitat.org

Donate & Shop: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm

2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City

319-338-5687 | www.iowacityrestore.com

FREE DONATION PICK-UPS AVAILABLE!

@iowavalleyhabitat

iowavalleyhabitat

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HEALTH

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

FOUNDATION

MISSION & SERVICES

The Mercy Medical Center Foundation is a not-for-profit

corporation organized and operated exclusively to support

the mission and activities of Mercy Medical Center.

HOW TO HELP

Mercy Medical Center has a history of providing

exceptional care and compassion to all who walk through

its doors. Gifts to the Mercy Foundation help provide

state-of-the-art technology, program improvements,

innovation and staff education. As the area’s only local,

independent hospital, all gifts stay in our community to

benefit patients and families who come to us for The

Mercy Touch®.

www.mercycare.org/giving

701 10th St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-398-6206

MercyCedarRapids

mercycr

mercycr

MercyMedicalCenterCR

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HEALTH

RED SHAMROCK FOUNDATION

MISSION & SERVICES

The mission of the Red Shamrock Foundation is to raise awareness of the unique

health care needs of childhood cancer survivors, and to help support survivorship

programs and research. Helping childhood cancer survivors and their families thrive

through direct assistance, education and inspiration.

– UIHC Stead Family Children’s Hospital – Passport to Care

– Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Clinic

– Annual Winter Camp for Inpatients on the UI Ped Cancer Unit

– School Re-Entry Program

– Annual College Scholarship for a pediatric cancer survivor

– U of I Red Shamrock Foundation Student Organization

– Team Red Shamrock

– UIHC Stead Family Children’s Hospital - Psycho-Oncology Program

– Sponsor a cabin at Camp Heart Connection Oncology Camp

HOW TO HELP

Get Involved! Sponsor and/or attend one of our fundraising events. Make a tax

deductible donation. Shop for RSF merchandise and other gifts at One Mission

Fundraising. Join Team Red Shamrock. Join the Red Shamrock Student Organization.

Shop smile.amazon.com. Designate the RSF as your charity and Amazon will make a

donation to RSF.

redshamrock.org

698 Thunder Gulch Rd.

Iowa City, IA 52240

John Hall, Executive Director

319-530-1981

info@redshamrock.org

Red Shamrock Foundation

@red_shamrock

teamredshamrock

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HEALTH

YMCA OF THE CEDAR RAPIDS

METROPOLITAN AREA

MISSION & SERVICES

The YMCA is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone in the Cedar

Rapids and Marion areas through its implementation of programs and

services that focus on youth development, healthy living and social

responsibility. The Y is able to open its doors to all through its financial

assistance initiatives that help individuals and families with the cost of

the Y’s programs and membership.

HOW TO HELP

You can help by giving online to our Annual Support Campaign which

goes directly to our financial assistance program, or by giving to our

Capital Campaign for a new YMCA in Marion. The Y is committed to

fulfilling the growing needs of Marion and its surrounding areas with a

brand new state-of-the-art facility that will have the capacity to house

both YMCA and the City of Marion programs and services.

Give online to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign:

www.crmetroymca.org/donate

Give online to the Capital Campaign for a new Marion YMCA:

www.NewMarionYMCA.org

www.crmetroymca.org

207 7th Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-361-9622

mentzer@crmetroymca.org

crmetroymca

CRMetroYMCA

@campwapsie

cedar-rapids-metro-ymca

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HUMAN SERVICES

ASAC

AREA SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNCIL

MISSION & SERVICES

ASAC provides accessible, comprehensive behavioral health

services delivered with dignity, respect and professionalism

to reduce the impact of substance use and gambling

disorders. ASAC’s prevention, treatment and recovery

services are available throughout East Central Iowa.

HOW TO HELP

ASAC welcomes donations of time, materials and funding to

support our mission.

For more information on how to support ASAC and the

people we serve, please visit our website at

www.asac.us/opportunities.

www.asac.us

3601 16th Ave. SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

319-390-4611

info@asac.us

ASACIowa

ASAC_Iowa

area-substance-abuse-council

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HUMAN SERVICES

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF

JOHNSON COUNTY

MISSION & SERVICES

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County creates

and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships

that ignite the power and promise of youth.

HOW TO HELP

There is a young person waiting for your friendship

and guidance. Consider giving your time as a

mentor, we have a community-based program (6

hours/mo.) or school-based programs (meet at

school during the school day). You can donate and

attend our fundraising events to support these

matches and ensure all youth who desire a mentor

receive one.

bbbsjc

www.bbbsjc.org

3109 Old Highway 218 S, Iowa City, IA 52246

319-337-2145

bbbsjohnsoncounty

@bbbsmentoring

bbbsjohnsoncounty

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HUMAN SERVICES

CAMP COURAGEOUS

MISSION & SERVICES

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and

respite care facility for individuals of all ages with special

needs. Camp Courageous provides week long stays,

respite care weekends, emergency respite, and a travel

program. Over 9,000 campers are served annually. The

camp is run primarily on donations, without government

funding, formal sponsorship, or someone paid to raise

funds for the camp.

HOW TO HELP

One can help by volunteering...with campers...dietary...

maintenance...nursing. Donate excess food from one’s

garden. Donate supplies from the camp’s needs list. One

can help with fund raisers, like obtaining items for the

camp’s annual Pineapple Gala auction. One can put on

their own fund raiser for camp, since camp pays no one to

raise money for the camp.

www.campcourageous.org

12007 190th Street, PO Box 418

Monticello, IA 52310

319-465-5916, ext. 2100

CampCourageous.org

campcourageous

campcourageous

icharlie-becker-b186201

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HUMAN SERVICES

CATHERINE MCAULEY CENTER

MISSION & SERVICES

The mission of the Catherine McAuley Center is to offer hope

and opportunity through educational and supportive services that

promote stability, skill-building, and connection. The Center offers

educational services for adult English language learners, transitional

housing for women experiencing homelessness or other crises, and

refugee resettlement, employment-readiness education and jobseeking

support, and resource navigation assistance for refugees

and immigrants.

HOW TO HELP

• Teach English to an adult learner

• Join an advisory committee

• Volunteer as a group

• Meet with our Employment

Services Coordinator to explore

how the Center’s clients can

meet your workforce needs

• Host a food or supply drive

• Welcome refugees at the airport

or help set up a new family’s

apartment

• Give at cmc-cr.org/give to create

a more inclusive community

www.cmc-cr.org

866 4th Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-731-0448

Catherine McAuley Center

@cmccr

Catherine McAuley Center

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HUMAN SERVICES

DEAFINITELY DOGS!

MISSION & SERVICES

Deafinitely Dogs! enriches the lives of people with disabilities by placing highly

trained dogs, trained specifically for their individual needs. We strive for increased

independence for our clients and believe strongly in the dog/human bond.

Services include: We acquire, train and place dogs using only positive reinforcement

training methods to produce self-thinking, loving, well-mannered and confident

working dogs.

Specializing in placement with Veterans and Children:

Autism, Diabetic Alert, Hearing Notification, Mobility Assist, PTSD/Psychiatric Service

Dogs and Professional Facility Dogs.

HOW TO HELP

Tax deductible opportunities to give include: monthly donations, naming a puppy,

sponsoring a dog or litter, leaving a legacy or donations of any size go toward training

and placing Service and Facility Dogs.

Volunteer opportunities include: SUPER Puppy Raising, Office and Dog Training

assistants, Committees, Fundraisers and Public Awareness events.

For more information please visit our website www.deafinitelydogs.org

Look under: Ways to Give (donations) or Get Involved (volunteering)

TOGETHER, Changing Lives One Service Dog at a Time!

www.deafinitelydogs.org

2802 Lippisch Place SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

319-930-DOGS! (3647)

@DeafinitelyDogs

DeafinitelyDogs

deafinitelydogs

deafinitely-dogs

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HUMAN SERVICES

CEDAR VALLEY

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

MISSION & SERVICES

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity

brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Through

new construction, home rehabilitation and owner-occupied repairs,

Habitat has helped hundreds of Linn and Benton County families build

strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter since 1988.

HOW TO HELP

We believe that every hand makes a difference in this critical work. Join us

by swinging a hammer, serving on a committee, advocating for affordable

housing or working in our downtown ReStore. Habitat is grateful for

your gifts of time, talent and treasure – including cash, property, stocks,

building materials and new/gently used items for our ReStore.

www.cvhabitat.org

350 6th Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319.366.4485

CVHFH

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350 6th Ave SE Cedar Rapids • Tues-Sat 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

31 9.294.1 500 • cvhabitat.org/restore

Habitat ReStore is a home improvement store that accepts small and

large donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares,

building materials and more. Proceeds from the sales of these items help

enhance Habitat's affordable housing work in Linn & Benton Counties.

We pick up donations, too!

Donating to ReStore helps families like:

The Ndayambaje and Maombi family









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HUMAN SERVICES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

INTERVENTION PROGRAM

MISSION & SERVICES

Our main goal is to be a positive and healing resource for victim/survivors of domestic

violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking (broadly referred to as intimate

partner violence). Safety, dignity, and respect are at the heart of all that we do as we

provide resources and support to our clients. Ultimately our goal is to end intimate

partner violence and violence against women, this goal can only be accomplished with the

engagement of our communities, zero tolerance for battering in an intimate relationship,

and the key support of our volunteers and funders.

HOW TO HELP

The community is invited to dress in their finest and join the Domestic Violence

Intervention Program for an amazing night of laughter, music, and history as we celebrate

40 years of providing safety and dignity to victims of intimate partner violence. The

40th-anniversary celebration will be on September 20th, 2019 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM at the

Oakdale Ballroom in the Marriott in Coralville, IA. The night will feature guest speakers,

live music, and a silent auction. All proceeds will go to supporting victim/survivors

for years to come! Tickets are available online at dvipiowa.org/events or by calling

319.356.9863 ext. 3

In addition to Forty Years Forward this coming year will be marked with multiple

celebrations, events, and opportunities to support those most vulnerable in our

community. Email dvip@dvipiowa.org to be added to our newsletter list and receive the

most up to date event information and giving opportunities.

Celebrating 40 years of providing safety and dignity to victims

of intimate partner violence in Southeastern Iowa.

24-Hour Crisis Line 800.373.1043

dvipiowa.org

1105 S Gilbert Ct., Suite 300

Iowa City, IA 52240

319-356-9863

dvip@dvipiowa.org

DVIPIOWA

iowadvip

dvipiowa

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HUMAN SERVICES

FOUNDATION 2

MISSION & SERVICES

To be a trusted support when life gets tough.

All people. Any time. Every time.

Crisis services include: Crisis hotline, chat and text support,

support groups, mobile crisis outreach, youth shelter and

independent living support for youth. Foundation 2 services

are provided at no cost and are available 24/7/365.

HOW TO HELP

The work Foundation 2 does each day is not possible without

community supporters sharing time, treasure or talent. Get

involved with our services by making a donation, volunteering

or connecting someone in need with our life-saving services.

The impact of your support will save a life. Learn more about

ways you can make a difference by visiting our website at

www.foundation2.org or by calling (319) 362-1170.

www.foundation2.org

1714 Johnson Ave. NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

319-362-1170

Foundation2Iowa

Foundation2Iowa

foundation2

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HUMAN SERVICES

GIRL SCOUTS

of Eastern IA and Western IL

MISSION & SERVICES

For over a century, Girl Scouts has provided girls with more ways

to learn and lead than any other organization. We builds girls of

courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better

place. By focusing on Entrepreneurship, Outdoors, Life Skills,

and Leadership, our program empowers girls to become selfsufficient,

courageous, and ready to tackle what’s ahead.

HOW TO HELP

There are many ways you can help Girl Scouts discover

themselves, connect with others, and take positive action. From

a financial contribution to volunteer time, your gift makes a

difference. A contribution to Girl Scouting is an investment in the

next generation of self-sufficient and capable women. No matter

how you support Girl Scouts, you’ll be changing the world too.

GirlScoutsToday.org

317 7th Ave. SE, Suite 201

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-440-7736

GSEIWI

gseiwi

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HUMAN SERVICES

HAWKEYE AREA COUNCIL

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

MISSION & SERVICES

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral

choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

HOW TO HELP

Volunteering Opportunities: We offer a variety of outdoor activities for Scouts and their families

year-round. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with delivering programs after school,

weekends or at summer camp.

Giving Opportunities: Be a Friend of Scouting by donating to the annual fund that supports

camp and our youth programs.

Donate now at Scouting Gives, https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/172/appeals

Membership: Encourage youth ages 5-20 to consider joining Scouting today by visiting

www.beascout.org. From leadership training, outdoor adventures, personal fitness and positive

mentoring, Scouting provides values that benefit youth for the duration of their lives.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT at One of Our Signature Events

Sporting Clays Classic – September 27, 12:30 at Highland Hideaway Hunting in Riverside, IA.

n Fundraising event to support Scouting programs. Registration fee includes Clay Shoot, Dinner

and Awards Reception.

n Register now at http://www.hawkeyebsa.org/Calendar or call 319-862-0541.

Cub Scout Family Camporee – September 21-22

n Calling all Cub Scouts new and existing! Cub Scouts, along with their families are invited to

come spend the weekend enjoying the Scouting experience together.

n For more information or to register visit http://www.hawkeyebsa.org/Calendar or call 319-862-0541.

www.HawkeyeBSA.org

660 32nd Ave. SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

319-862-0541

hawkeyebsa

HawkeyeBSA

HHCSR172

Scouting for Food – November 2

n The largest food drive in the state! Participate by helping at a local food pantry or filling your

bag with canned food donations.

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HUMAN SERVICES

GOODWILL OF THE HEARTLAND

MISSION & SERVICES

The mission of Goodwill of the Heartland is to advance the social and economic

well-being of people who experience barriers to independence. When you

donate and when you shop our stores, you create jobs and other opportunities

for people with barriers: individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors, youth

facing employment challenges, people overcoming substance abuse; those that

may be unemployed or underemployed and lacking job skills and work

experience for a variety of reasons.

HOW TO HELP

You can support Goodwill by becoming a regular donor - donate clothing and

household items and computers and related technology and encourage others

to do the same. Organize a workplace or community donation drive event. In

addition to helping us stock our stores, you’ll be giving new life to old things

and diverting usable goods from area landfills. Provide training and employment

opportunities at your business for Goodwill clients. Contract with Goodwill for

your light manufacturing, assembly and packaging needs. Become a regular

shopper of our 17 stores and online auction site, shopgoodwill.com, where you

will discover incredible value and unique finds every day.

JOIN OUR TEAM!

www.workatgoodwill.com

Goodwill of the Heartland is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without

regard to race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, genetic

information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental

disability, marital status, veteran status or other protected categories.

1410 S First Avenue

Iowa City, IA 52240

866-466-7881

www.goodwillheartland.org

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Recycle.

Donate.

Goodwill accepts donated items

at our retail stores and donation bins

and through donation drives. We rely

on donated goods to stock our stores.

Your donations are tax-deductible

and help people right here in our

community. Giving to Goodwill also

gives new life to old things and diverts

useable goods from area landfills.

Shop.

Donations are sorted and

processed for sale in our retail stores

and online at shopgoodwill.com.

Goodwill offers quality goods and

great value. Shoppers also enjoy the

thrill of the hunt and the unique

one-of-kind treasures they discover.

Our stores provide training and

employment opportunities and

positive economic impact.

Choose Goodwill, not landfill.

Donated items may not always

sell. Goodwill is able to recycle

many of the things that don’t sell

in our stores; things like shoes,

clothing, purses, books and more.

Goodwill also recycles computers,

monitors and related technology in

partnership with Dell Reconnect.

Empower.

We want all people to have the

opportunity to realize their potential

through the power of work. Our store

sales support employment assistance

programs for people with disabilities

and other barriers. Helping people to

get and keep community jobs is at

the heart of what we do, and it

all starts with your donations.

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HUMAN SERVICES

HORIZONS

MISSION & SERVICES

Instill hope, strengthen communities, and brighten futures by

providing life changing services to underserved populations.

COMMUNITY HEALTH & NUTRITION: Meals on Wheels, Summer

Meals, Community Nutrition Support

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS: Counseling, Family Support,

Violent Crime Advocacy

FINANCIAL HEALTH & WELLNESS: Budget and Credit Counseling,

Homebuyer Counseling, Student Loan Counseling, Payee Services

NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION SERVICE (NTS): Rides to and

from work and education, School rides for homeless children,

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

HOW TO HELP

With your help we can continue to provide life changing services

to our clients. Volunteers work daily, others weekly, and some

monthly. Many volunteers give their time during their lunch

breaks or through their company’s Voluntary Time Off program.

For more details call or email our Volunteer Manager at (319)

375-3108 or volcoord@horizonsfamily.org. To donate go to www.

horizonsfamily.org.

www.horizonsfamily.org

819 5th St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-398-3943

HorizonsIowa

HorizonsIowa

Horizons_Iowa

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PROVIDING

HELP & HOPE

TO THE

CORRIDOR

Financial Health & Wellness

Community Health & Nutrition

754 households repaid

$737,822 debt

as a result of services

provided. Certified financial

counselors provide clients

with a manageable action

plan and connections to

community resources.

Mental Health & Wellness

Meals on Wheels provided

270,310 meals

to individuals who may be

food insecure. MOW also

strives to combat social

isolation of the homebound

seniors it serves.

NTS

Our counselors provided

4,166 sessions

with 94% of clients showing

positive improvements. We

serve children, couples, and

individuals regardless of

ability to pay.

Neighborhood Transportation

Service provided

57,600 rides

to over 3,000 passengers.

NTS provides affordable

transportation to

employment and education.

www.horizonsfamily.org

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HUMAN SERVICES

IOWA DONOR NETWORK

MISSION & SERVICES

Our mission at Iowa Donor Network is working together to transform lives

through organ and tissue donation. Core services include saving and healing

lives through organ and tissue donation, inspiring individuals to document

their decision to save lives by registering as a donor, professional and public

education programs, and supporting donor families, both at the time of

donation and in the months and years following their loved one’s death.

HOW TO HELP

Register as an organ, eye and tissue donor today and share your wishes with

your family. You can register at IowaDonorNetwork.org.

Iowa Donor Network depends on financial contributions to support our

donor registry, community outreach, and donor family care programs.

Sponsor, make a financial gift, and/or participate in one of our many events

across the state to support our mission.

IowaDonorNetwork.org

550 Madison Ave.

North Liberty, IA 52317

515-727-7897

Give your time and talents and volunteer with us! Help us achieve our vision

of inspiring all to donate life.

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"It has been a year since I had my heart

transplant. I cannot explain how

grateful I am to have received such an

amazing gift and a second chance at

life.

Receiving the phone call from my nurse

that a potential heart was available

made me speechless. It meant my life

would be better again. A year on, I am

able to travel, eat better and do other

things that I was not able to do pretransplant.

I am so thankful to my

generous donor.

I strongly encourage others to register

to donate life. Without a donor, I, like

many other Iowans, would not be here

today."

— Armin Muzafirovic, Heart Recipient

Celebrating 25 years of transforming

lives just like Armin's.

Register to donate life at

IowaDonorNetwork.org

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HUMAN SERVICES

IOWA VALLEY HABITAT

FOR HUMANITY

MISSION & SERVICES

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Iowa Valley Habitat for

Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and

hope. The IVHFH homeownership program offers qualified residents

of Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, and Washington counties the opportunity

to purchase a home with an affordable mortgage. IVHFH also

carries out affordable home repairs for existing homeowners and

hosts free financial literacy and homeowner education workshops.

HOW TO HELP

Gifts of time, money, and resources help people in need of a

decent place to build long-term financial security. Make secure

financial donations online or donate construction materials or

services to keep our homes affordable. Donations of new and used

household items help us raise funds in our ReStore. Give your time

on construction of a Habitat home, assist with home repairs, or

volunteer at our ReStore.

319-337-8949 | www.iowavalleyhabitat.org

Donate & Shop: Tues-Sat 9am-5pm

2401 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City

319-338-5687 | www.iowacityrestore.com

FREE DONATION PICK-UPS AVAILABLE!

@iowavalleyhabitat

iowavalleyhabitat

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Mission & Services

For the past 25 years, the Iowa Women’s Foundation has been improving the lives of women and girls through a

mix of grantmaking, advocacy, and collaboration. With our nonprofit partners and community at our side, we’re

shattering the barriers to women’s economic self-sufficiency and making our state a better place for everyone.

Because when women and girls succeed, our communities thrive, our businesses flourish, and Iowa wins.

How to Help

Giving Opportunities

Make a donation, give to our Child Care Solutions

Fund, or honor a woman you know with a tribute in

Ovation, our annual publication honoring Iowa’s

unsung heroes. iawf.org/donate/

Volunteer Opportunities

We are stronger when we work together. Lend us your

talents as a volunteer, join one of our committees, or

help at one of our signature events.

iawf.org

2201 East Grantview Drive, Suite 200 | Coralville, Iowa 52241 | /IowaWomensFoundation | @iowawomensfdn

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HUMAN SERVICES

MATTHEW 25

MISSION & SERVICES

Matthew 25 empowers people to transform neighborhoods through food,

housing and education.

Food brings communities together and is overall the key to a healthy life.

Matthew 25 grows, shares and teaches about fresh, high-quality food.

Matthew 25 works to rebuild and revitalize neighborhoods by rehabbing,

building, and renting quality, affordable housing.

By building positive relationships and focusing on hands-on education,

Matthew 25 empowers youth to find their gifts to share with the world.

HOW TO HELP

2020 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

n Groundswell Cafe

n Urban Farm

n Tool Library

n Matthew 25 Office

n Transform – June 22-26, 2020

n Flood the Run – Aug. 8, 2020

www.hub25.org

201 3rd Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

319-362-2214

@Matthew25MinistryHub

@Matthew25hub

GIVING:

n Sponsor a week of pay-it-forward meals with Lunch for Linn

n Provide scholarships for youth programs and camps

n Sponsor a housing project or garden plot

n Donate tools or building supplies for housing projects

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Fresh • Local • Organic

Come to Groundswell Cafe, where we utilize

ingredients grown on our Cultivate Hope Urban Farm

and other local sources to prepare delicious, healthy,

and organic meals right here in Cedar Rapids.

Stop in for breakfast and lunch!

Monday-Wednesday: 7 am - 2 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 2 pm

Friday: 7 am - 2 pm

Pay-it-Forward

Using a pay-it-forward system, we are

able to serve people who are not able

to pay for a meal thanks to generous

donations from our paying customers.

201 Third Ave. SW | Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 | 319-200-2791

Follow us on social media: @crgroundswell | groundswell@hub25.org

groundswell.hub25.org/cafe

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HUMAN SERVICES

OLIVET NEIGHBORHOOD

MISSION

MISSION & SERVICES

Olivet Neighborhood Mission provides basic needs such as food, clothing,

and household items to our community. Our Food Pantry is one of the

largest in Linn County feeding over 2,700 people per month. The Mission

also provides youth programs (in partnership with Boys & Girls Club

of Cedar Rapids and HACAP Head Start) that encourage self-esteem,

independence, and community service.

HOW TO HELP

For as little as $10, you can make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged

families living in your local area. Ten dollars would provide 3 families with

an emergency food box that would last them up to 2-3 days. As a nonprofit

organization that offers all services and programs free to those in

need, we depend on your help.

www.olivetmission.org

230 10th St. NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

319-364-7946, ext. 5

olivetmission

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HUMAN SERVICES

PRELUDE BEHAVIORAL

SERVICES

In celebration of Prelude’s 50th,

we invite you to join us for an

evening of hope and resilience.

FEATURING

Sony recording artist

Daphne Willis

singer/songwriter/recovery advocate

Thursday, October 3, 2019

tickets available at www.preludeiowa.org

2019 marks a special year for Prelude Behavioral Services – 50 years in Iowa City! We opened our

doors in 1969 as a referral source for people struggling with alcoholism. During the past 5 decades,

the needs of the community have changed and Prelude has evolved to meet those needs. Prelude is

recognized for leadership and outstanding quality of service in the field of behavioral health, assisting

individuals, families and communities realize their full potential. All who enter our door are received

warmly and graciously, and are treated with dignity and respect in a safe and hopeful environment.

MISSION & SERVICES

We are dedicated to the possibilities of change and committed to enhancing quality

of life through accessible behavioral health services.

Prelude provides a full continuum of substance abuse services, including

prevention, evaluation, detoxification, outpatient and residential treatment, halfway

and transitional housing, and case management. In addition to these, we offer EAP

through our Synchrony program and problem gambling prevention, education, and

treatment.

HOW TO SUPPORT PRELUDE’S MISSION

Join us at the 4th Annual Art of Recovery event and walk on Sunday, September

15th at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. Free registration, patient art exhibit,

stories of recovery, live music and group walk.

Prelude will commemorate 50 years in the Iowa City region on Thursday, October

3rd. Join us at the Coralville Marriott for a reception, silent auction, dinner and

entertainment featuring Daphne Willis, singer/songwriter/recovery advocate. For

ticket information to both events go to www.preludeiowa.org.

DONATE: Together we can make a difference helping people find the best within

themselves, www.preludeiowa.org/donate.

www.preludeiowa.org

430 Southgate Ave.

Iowa City, IA 52240

319-351-4357

preludeiowa

mecca/about

Preludeiowa

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HUMAN SERVICES

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL

OF CEDAR RAPIDS, INC.

MISSION & SERVICES

Quota International is a non-profit organization empowering women,

children, the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and people with speech difficulties

in local communities around the world.

Today, more than 5,000 Quota members, women, men, and youth, come

together to help women and children overcome poverty, educational, and

workforce challenges in 14 countries.

HOW TO HELP

• Publicize our name/mission so we can assist more people

• Connect us with organizations with similar missions

• Partner with us on a fundraising event

• Participate in our fundraising events

• Sponsor/underwrite one of our service events

• Hold a book drive at your organization to support Cops ‘n’ Kids

• Donate volunteers, time, or money

• Join the Club!

www.quotaofcedarrapids.org

(319) 361-7923

dschebler@tsf-structures.com

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www.quotaofcedarrapids.org

Quota International, Inc.,

founded in 1919, is a service

organization dedicated to

community and worldwide

service. We donate hundreds

of thousands of volunteer hours

helping others around the world.

Our local Cedar Rapids Club was

chartered in 1940 with emphasis

given to services for the hearing

and speech impaired, as well

as service to disadvantaged

women and children. Our Quota

International of Cedar Rapids

Charitable Trust is a 501(c) (3) per

IRS guidelines. Therefore, all gifts

to our Trust are tax deductible in

the United States, to the extent

permitted by law.

Over the course of the past 79

years, our local club has worked

in the Cedar Rapids community

helping people. From providing

the initial start-up funding for

newborn hearing screening at

both local hospitals; providing

dental hygiene packs to patients

at the Community Free Medical

Clinic; providing hearing aids to

children in families with financial

need; to purchasing phonic

ears at Theatre Cedar Rapids

to aid those people who are

hard of hearing – we are actively

involved in supporting people in

our community.

Through our organization,

teaching aides have been

supplied to schools to be used in

classrooms with hearing impaired

students. And, we’ve purchased

IPADs/computers for children who

were having trouble learning due

to their disability. Scholarships are

awarded to individuals who are

either deaf or hard-of-hearing,

or going into a deaf related field

of study. We’ve also supplied

backpacks to the schools in rural

Linn County, along with daily

necessity items and clothing, for

the students there.

In partnership with a local

organization called Deafinitely

Dogs, we have sponsored three

service dogs being trained for

hearing assistance, diabetic alert

or PTSD support. In the spring,

we host an 8th Grade Honors

Luncheon where two nominees

from each school are recognized

for their achievements and

personal growth as a student.

And, we’ve supplied clothes and

daily necessity items to the local

women’s shelters.

Our Cops ‘n‘ Kids program

promotes literacy by providing

books to police officers in both

Cedar Rapids and Marion to

handout to children in the more

impoverished areas of our

community. Our primary goal

is to encourage children of all

ages to read and help them to

recognize the opportunities that

good reading skills provide to

them. Age appropriate books,

from pre-school through the 8th

grade, are given to youngsters

by police officers. This program

not only encourages literacy, but

also works toward enhancing

the rapport between children

and the Police Department. By

providing books to children who

otherwise might not have many,

if any, of their own, officers will

be promoting positive youth

development. Since inception,

we have provided over 65,000

books through this program.

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HUMAN SERVICES

SHELTER HOUSE

MISSION & SERVICES

Founded in 1983, Shelter House has seen substantial growth and

change; transforming from an organization which once offered simply

a roof and a bed to now providing emergency shelter, comprehensive

support services, and permanent supportive housing. Our mission is

to provide safe shelter and help people improve the quality of their

lives as they move beyond homelessness.

HOW TO HELP

There are many ways to support our organization and build a

better community. Monetary contributions and in-kind donations

are essential to the long-term success and continued operations of

Shelter House which will provide a bed to sleep in, food to eat, and

supports for housing, healthcare, and employment. In addition, we

rely on daily volunteers for ongoing support. Visit shelterhouseiowa.

org/get-involved for more information.

www.shelterhouseiowa.org

shelterhouseiowa

shelterhouseic

PO BOX 3146

Iowa City, IA 52244

319-338-5416

shelterhouseic

Shelter House, Iowa City

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Business Leaders Discuss Joy

of Giving Back to Community

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 43

Larry Helling

CEO, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Board member and past president, Entrepreneurial Development

Center; board member and past chair, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic

Alliance Policy Board; current board member, past board chair

and campaign chair, United Way of East Central Iowa; board of

trustees, Brucemore

Mr. Helling thinks of his nonprofit and board work as another

important form of leadership, remarking that “if I don’t step

up, how can I expect my associates, employees and colleagues

to do so?”

However, his primary motivation for serving changed, he

said, when his kids went to college and began talking about

their futures.

“We’ve got to make this a place my kids – and other kids –

want to live,” said Mr. Helling, a father of four. “We’ve made

big progress in the last 10 to 15 years, but there is still a lot to

do in terms of amenities, activities and quality of life, and my

kids drove that home to me.”

In addition to helping make the community more livable, Mr.

Helling said he feels an obligation to help stitch together a social

safety net for people who don’t have the advantages he did growing

up – good parents, a roof over his head and enough to eat.

“There’s also a selfish part to this,” he added of his nonprofit

and board experience. “We want lots of businesses to be more

successful in the community we operate in, to be more vibrant

in the long run – and that’s especially true in banking.”

Jill Ackerman

President, Marion Chamber of Commerce

Board member, Marion Cares, House of Hope, Marion Library

Foundation and Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives; ex-officio

member, MEDCO board; steering committee, Regional YMCA of

Marion and Prospect Meadows

Leaders have an obligation to improve the communities they

work in, Ms. Ackerman said, and that goes double when the

mission of your job is literally improving the health and

well-being of your city.

“Part of being an influential person is being aware of

your surroundings and all of the things happening in your

community,” she said. “And while some of those things

are great, some are on the somber side, especially thinking

about kids in need, so an incredibly important part of leadership

is giving back.”

That is especially important in her role at the helm of the

Marion Chamber, a nonprofit itself, tasked with bolstering

Marion’s commerce, community and culture. Among the

community projects Ms. Ackerman is proudest of participating

in are the Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing

Arts, which opened in May; the upcoming $19.5 million regional

YMCA facility along Tower Terrace Road; the new Marion

library project; new splash pads; and headway on area

trails. She also cited the Imagine8 visioning project, which

identified 1,800 ideas for community improvements, ultimately

narrowing them to eight the city is pursuing with vigor.

“I feel truly lucky working with the chamber, where we really

truly make a difference in the way Marion grows,” Ms. Ackerman

said. “It’s great to have a job where you can have such a

big impact on the Marion community and its residents.”

Duane Smith

CEO, TrueNorth

Board member, Tanager Place; advisory board member, Cedar Rapids

Metro Economic Alliance; foundation trustee board, University

of Northern Iowa

Taking inspiration from author Dan Sullivan’s “The Laws of

Lifetime Growth,” Mr. Smith said he believes giving back infuses

life with a meaning greater than money, and helps direct

and focus individual talents and energies.

Giving back to the community is really an investment, not an

expense if you do it right,” said Mr. Smith, who promotes volunteerism

heavily within TrueNorth, and hopes to show by example

“that there are both financial returns and intellectual returns

with involvement in nonprofits and community endeavors.”

Mr. Smith said the ability to attract people to the community

– “both young people and those who are old and

seasoned” – is influenced by the work of boards and nonprofits

to strengthen and improve the community. One

thing he’s learned with experience, and a variety of different

appointments, is to make sure individual talents and

the mission are aligned.

“In earlier years, I would often sit through long board

meetings not really using my talent,” he said. “The highest

return for me is if I’m working strategically with the board

and executive team, but if your unique talent is on the financial

side, work on the audit committee. If you’re in marketing,

work within the marketing side. Play to your strengths.” CBJ

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HUMAN SERVICES

TANAGER PLACE

MISSION & SERVICES

The mission of Tanager Place is to provide services to children

and families that inspire, empower and heal. Children and

families benefit from a variety of programs offered at Tanager

Place, including: an outpatient Behavior Health Clinic,

Community Based Services, Camp Tanager, Expressive Arts

Therapy, School Based Therapy, Inpatient Services, Mentoring

Programs, and more!

HOW TO HELP

Join us in supporting the potential in every child through

special events, tutoring or serving as a mentor; come share

your talents and expertise.

tanagerplace.org

2309 C St. SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

319-365-9164

Your financial donation, in-kind gift and/or legacy giving will

create opportunities for growth and healing for thousands of

children in need.

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Helping children and families succeed

through pioneering behavioral health programs

One in five children face

mental and behavioral

health challenges.

Our 140 year commitment to children continues

as we provide evidence-based practices and

ensure effective outcomes for thousands of

children annually. Mental illness is treatable.

Insurance coverage is limited. Your support builds

a stronger future for our most valuable resource,

our children.

Camp Tanager

For many local children, vacations and

summer outings are far beyond their

family’s financial reach. For children with

medical issues, a week away from home

is impossible to consider. Camp Tanager is

designed to foster personal growth, boost

self-esteem and teach valuable life skills.

For more information visit

camptanager.org

www.tanagerplace.org

Main Office

2309 C Street SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

319-365-9164

Estle Center

1030 5th Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

319-286-4545

Tanager Place Behavioral

Clinic Coralville

1150 5th Street, Suite 160

Coralville, Iowa 52241

319-286-4520

Camp Tanager

1614 W Mt. Vernon Road

Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

319-363-0681

Off-season: 319-365-9164

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HUMAN SERVICES

UNITED WAY OF

EAST CENTRAL IOWA (UWECI)

MISSION & SERVICES

Our mission is to unite the caring power of communities to invest in

effective solutions that improve people’s lives. We fight for the education,

financial stability, and health of every person in our community through

funding programs, volunteer engagement, and advocacy work to achieve

long-lasting change.

HOW TO HELP

• To volunteer with UWECI and other nonprofits in East Central Iowa, visit

uweci.org/volunteernow, an online volunteer matching site that provides

a one-stop-shop to finding volunteer opportunities.

• Through your workplace campaign, our website, estate or recurring gifts,

or endowed donations, your dollars help UWECI address our community’s

most critical problems. Visit uweci.org for more information.

United Way

of East Central Iowa

uweci.org

317 7th Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-398-5372

@UnitedWayofEastCentralIowa

@UWECI @uweci uweci

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HUMAN SERVICES

WILLIS DADY HOMELESS

SERVICES

MISSION & SERVICES

Willis Dady Homeless Services empowers clients to break the

cycle of homelessness and become self-sufficient. A variety

of services are available for individuals and families, including

Emergency Shelter, Homeless Prevention, Street Outreach,

Housing Assistance and programs for Veterans. A new, innovative

Employment Program helps clients achieve stability through

supported employment opportunities.

HOW TO HELP

Willis Dady depends on the generosity of people like you to give

everyone we serve the security of knowing where they’re going

to sleep tonight. Financial gifts, goods donations, volunteerism

and legacy planning will provide shelter, stability and hope for

the future.

www.willisdady.org

1247 4th Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

319-362-7555

WillisDadyHomelessServices

willisdady

Willis Dady

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HUMAN SERVICES

WAYPOINT

MISSION & SERVICES

Waypoint inspires people to move forward through

stabilizing resources and services, including support that

empowers domestic violence victims, shelter for homeless

single women and families with children, and proactive

solutions for those in poverty. Waypoint also offers high

quality, affordable child care to give children the skills they

need to thrive.

HOW TO HELP

Through volunteer opportunities, designated and

undesignated gifts, corporate sponsorships, monthly

contributions, and donations of household, personal care,

and non-perishable food items.

www.waypointservices.org

318 5th St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-365-1458

waypointservices

waypoint1911

waypoint-services

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“What counts in life is not

the mere fact that we have

lived. It is what difference

we have made to the lives of

others that will determine

the significance of the life

we lead.”

Nelson Mandela

Our Community Impact (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019)

HOUSING AND

HOMELESS SERVICES

260 individuals were provided with overnight emergency shelter

2,939 individuals were supported through Centralized Intake to assess and support their housing crisis

807 individuals were supported through Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Prevention programs to obtain

permanent housing

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

VICTIM SERVICES

2,706 victims/survivors were provided with advocacy, support, safety planning, and information about

community resources

2,651 phone calls were answered through the 24/7 Resource and Support Line

CHILD CARE

SERVICES

535 children (weekly average) were enrolled in a KidsPoint Child Care Program

161 children (weekly average) received financial assistance through the Department of Human Services or

Waypoint’s Sliding Scale-Fee Program

78%

of individuals supported through Madge Phillips Center

Shelter, Rapid Re-Housing, and Homeless Prevention

programs exited to permanent housing

94%

of victims and survivors of domestic violence reported

feeling safer after working with Waypoint

98%

of children who exit a KidsPoint Learning Center &

Preschool are developmentally on track for kindergarten

MAIN OFFICE

318 5th Street SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319.365.1458

SATELLITE DOMESTIC

VIOLENCE OFFICES

Dubuque

Waterloo

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO DONATE, GO TO

WWW.WAYPOINTSERVICES.ORG

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO WAYPOINT.

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HUMAN SERVICES

YPN

MISSION & SERVICES

YPN Mission Statement: Creating a network of support through education

and resources, to build confidence and personal accountability for healthy and

successful families.

YPN Services: YPN provides prenatal, parenting and early childhood education

through comprehensive programming for expecting parents and those with

children ages 0-5, this includes:

n Home Visits

n Multi-lingual services

n Literacy initiatives

n Community resources and referrals

n Access to We Care Shop (our incentive-based/100% donation supplied/

funded store)

HOW TO HELP

YPN is a small team, working to make a BIG difference. To do this, we rely

heavily on donors, volunteers, and other organizations. YOU can help by

providing assistance with these areas of need:

Alejandro Pino

Executive Director

Tisha Ritter

Director of

Development

n Childcare during Thursday evening programming

n Assist in our We Care Shop

n Become a reading partner during summer literacy programs

n Sponsor/attend our annual fundraising event “Broadway Maybies”

n Donate gently used baby items – sizes 0-5T

2019-2020 FUNDRAISING/EVENTS:

Operation Diaper Drive – October 1-20, 2019

Donate online at eidiaperbank.org or to our We Care Shop

www.ypniowa.org

420 6th St. SE, Suite 260

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-364-8909

Broadway Maybies (Variety Show & Raffle)

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Buy tickets, be a sponsor, enter raffle or volunteer!

YPNIowa

ypniowa

@YPNIowa

YPN

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Let's grow up, together.

www.ypniowa.org (319) 364-8909

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PUBLIC/SOCIETY BENEFIT

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

OF JOHNSON COUNTY

MISSION & SERVICES

To serve the people of Johnson County by growing

endowments and distributing funds to build a greater

community. We partner with philanthropically engaged

residents to create a personalized approach to meet

their charitable giving goals. In addition, we provide area

nonprofits with the opportunity to apply for funding through

our annual granting cycle.

HOW TO HELP

You can make a difference with the charitable dollars you

invest in your community. The Community Foundation helps

donors connect with causes they are passionate about.

Whether you want to involve your family or company in giving,

join others in a giving circle or discuss planned giving options,

we are here to help. We proudly serve as your partner for

charitable giving.

www.cfjc.org

501 12th Ave., Suite 102

Coralville, IA 52241

319-337-0483

CFJCiowa

communityfoundationjcia

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PUBLIC/SOCIETY BENEFIT

GREATER CEDAR RAPIDS

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Health &

Human Services

Environment

Public/Society Benefit

Arts & Culture

Education

MISSION & SERVICES

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation improves the

quality of life for all by helping donors make charitable investments,

strengthening nonprofits through grants and professional development

opportunities, and providing leadership for community initiatives that

involve charitable giving. The Community Foundation is a public,

nonprofit organization with over $170 million in assets and over 900

different charitable funds.

HOW TO HELP

There are many ways to give:

n Establish a fund – Support your favorite charity or charities forever.

n Give to an existing fund – Choose from over 150 endowed funds for

nonprofit organizations.

n Give to the Community Endowment Fund –Support grant programs

that address our community’s greatest needs and opportunities.

n Make a planned gift – Help ensure the future of your community.

www.gcrcf.org

324 3rd Street SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

319-366-2862

info@gcrcf.org

gcrcf 2533805

@gcrcommunityfoundation

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PUBLIC/SOCIETY BENEFIT

HACAP FOOD RESERVOIR

MISSION & SERVICES

To help people develop the skills necessary to become successful and build

strong communities. The HACAP Food Reservoir distributes food to hungry

people through 150 partner agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens and

other non-profit organizations) in our seven county service area consisting

of Linn, Benton, Jones, Iowa, Johnson, Washington and Cedar Counties.

We also distribute food through our mobile food pantries, Back Pack

Program, senior totes and other community programs.

HOW TO HELP

Volunteer, Participate in food or fund drives, Sort Food Donations &

Produce, Assemble Food Boxes, Driving, Mobile Food Pantries, Warehouse

Assistance, Fundraising, Special Projects and more.

The HACAP Food Reservoir relies on monetary donations to support our

food bank and programs. Crucial monetary donations help us efficiently

fight hunger ($1 = 6 meals).

Feeding Hope. Fighting Hunger.

www.hacap.org

1515 Hawkeye Dr.

Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

319-393-7811

foodreservoir@hacap.org

@HACAP

@HACAP

wearehacap

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PUBLIC/SOCIETY BENEFIT

IOWA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

FRIENDS FOUNDATION

MISSION & SERVICES

Transform lives through the Iowa City Public

Library by giving to the Iowa City Public

Library Friends Foundation. The Iowa City

Public Library is a center of community life that

connects people of all ages with information,

engages them with the world of ideas and with

each other, and enriches the community by

supporting learning, promoting literacy, and

encouraging creativity.

HOW TO HELP

Become a Library Business Partner to impact

thousands of people with your financial

contribution. Support our Arts & Crafts Bazaar on

December 7 at the library. Join the fun at other

benefits hosted by area restaurants and the

annual Looking Forward signature fundraising

event in the spring. Volunteer and shop at The

Book End on the library’s second floor.

www.icpl.org/about/donate

icpubliclibrary icpl iowacitypubliclibrary

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PUBLIC/SOCIETY BENEFIT

MARION CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE

MISSION & SERVICES

The Mission of the Marion Chamber of

Commerce is to be a lead advocate for the

business community, creating an attractive

environment where businesses flourish and

citizens achieve the highest quality of life.

HOW TO HELP

Volunteer opportunities, Board Service,

Committee and Event Volunteers,

Chamber Ambassadors

www.marioncc.org

www.uptownmarion.com

1225 6th Ave., Ste. 100

Marion, IA 52302

319-431-1242

MarionIAChamber

MarionIAChamber

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PUBLIC/SOCIETY BENEFIT

SOLON AREA COMMUNITY

FOUNDATION

MISSION & SERVICES

The Solon Area Community Foundation, established in 1981, plays a

significant role in many community projects: the Solon municipal sign in

City Park; the 5-mile Solon-Lake Macbride Recreational Trail, open to hikers,

bicyclists, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers; Solon Public Library

($25,000), the Solon Outdoor Athletic Center ($25,000), the Johnson County

Freedom Rock and the new Solon firehouse ($30,000). The Foundation

annually gives two $750 scholarships to Solon High School seniors, as well as

a $4,000 Doris Looney Memorial Scholarship.

HOW TO HELP

Contributions are the mainstay of our tax-exempt organization and are

welcomed. Projects are funded by contributions and interest income generated

by investments made by the Foundation. Each gift to the Foundation,

regardless of its size, is helpful and impactful. Estate gifts and individual

memorial donations are a valued source of income. Mail your donation to Solon

Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 129, Solon, IA 52333.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

President Larry Meister

319-624-2516

Treasurer Don Ellis

319-624-3405

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PUBLIC/SOCIETY BENEFIT

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES

MISSION & SERVICES

Our mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing

countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our

market through long-term, fair trading relationships.

HOW TO HELP

You can help by shopping fair trade at Ten Thousand Villages. Every

purchase you make creates an opportunity for the artisan who

made that product to live a more dignified and empowered life. By

purchasing from these artisans we are amplifying their voices, helping

send their children to school and breaking the cycle of poverty.

Pictured is Heera and his family. Heera leads the Zardozi embroidery

workshop in Tehatta, India where artisans keep a centuries old tradition

of embroidery alive while creating contemporary tapestries.

www.tenthousandvillages.com/iowacity

105 S Dubuque St.

Iowa City, IA 52240

319-519-2104

iowacity@tenthousandvillages.com

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Contact us to continue your

marketing efforts. Ask about

these non-profit packages:

1. Weekly Corridor Business Journal

2. Daily and weekly e-Newsletters

3. Annual Book of Lists

4. Opportunity to win a year-long

marketing campaign (FREE)

5. One-year CBJ subscription

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kelly Meyer kelly@corridorbusiness.com 319.665.6397 x 303

Lauren Fletcher lauren@corridorbusiness.com 319.665.6397 x 305


Strong Nonprofits

are Essential to

Our Community.

There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations in Linn County.

Each day their services and programs meet the needs of community

members, provide cultural and educational opportunities, and

improve our quality of life.

Thank you for supporting these organizations and

helping to make a difference.

www.gcrcf.org | 319.366.2862

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