GreatAmerica Awards Local Nonprofits $250K through Employee Advised Fund

GreatAmerica Financial Services’ Employee Advised Fund completed its annual spring pledge to the community by awarding $250,000 to nonprofits in the Eastern Iowa area. It is the first of two giving cycles in 2024. Additionally, GreatAmerica awarded $602,500 from its Donor Advised Fund in the spring 2024, giving cycle for a total of $852,500 benefitting Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities.

“We are honored to be a part of this community and structured this fund so our employees direct these charitable funds towards the nonprofits they are most connected to,” Martin Golobic, CEO of GreatAmerica, said.

From a slate of 27 applicants, 15 entities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa, Catherine McAuley Center, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, Central Furniture Rescue, Foundation 2 Crisis Services, Freedom Foundation, Friends of the Marion Public Library, HACAP with Meals from the Heartland, Indian Creek Nature Center, Kids First Law Center, Tanager, The Arc of East Central Iowa, Trees Forever, Willis Dady Homeless Services and Young Parents Network, were awarded grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

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