Community Commitment & Corporate Philanthropy
At the heart of being a cooperative is the word community. We live, work and raise our families in the same communities we proudly serve. And we may only better serve by contributing resources – both monetary and through volunteering – to strengthening our communities and improving the lives of our members.
Our Team Members volunteer thousands of hours each year working at food banks, fundraisers – even planting trees and more. We’ve established a VTO (Volunteer Time Off) program so they may use their traditional work hours toward community endeavors – because the needs of people aren’t always met between the hours of eight and five.
Each year, Greater Iowa is able to fund thousands of dollars through our role as a United Way Pacesetter thanks to donations from our staff and a company donation match, dollar for dollar. We also help fill budgetary education gaps through Project Classroom, Banzai! Financial Literacy Programs and Land-A-Grand Scholarships. Our Team Member Donation Program devotes thousands in funds toward community enrichment and development programs they volunteer for and are passionate about. Our new GiveIowa Crowdfunding project is the first of its kind for financial institutions – helping pool our financial resources with those who are equally passionate about our communities.
Whether it is for the health and wellness or artistic enrichment of the communities we serve, we are there – and will be for years to come.
We are a cooperative that stands for something Greater than day-to-day business. We are part of our communities. We are people helping people. Because that is what we feel makes Iowa Greater.