Neumann Brothers is now accepting applications for its employee-led charitable giving initiative, the Neumann Heart Fund. Funding has increased this year for a total of $25,000 to be donated to non-profits serving Iowans.
“Giving back to the local communities we live and work in is one of our most important values,” said Mike Simpson, President & CEO of Neumann Brothers. “For us, it makes sense the Heart Fund is led by the heart of our organization–our employees–and the issues that are meaningful to them.”
Neumann invites all Iowa organizations that provide direct support to Military, Veterans, and First Responders; Food Poverty and Hunger; and Housing and Homelessness to apply. Submissions are reviewed and selected by an internal committee of Neumann Brothers employees. For the 2023 grant cycle, Neumann Heart Fund will be awarding $2,500 grants to 10 organizations.
“We live, work, and play in Central Iowa,” shared Bryan Myers, COO of Neumann Brothers. “Now we get to take that one step further and help improve the lives of Iowans through these local non-profit partnerships.”
Previous grantees are eligible for renewed funding. 2022 recipients of the Neumann Heart Fund included Operation Impact 22, Iowa Service Dogs, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Impact Iowa’s Heroes, Food Bank of Iowa, Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa, Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative, Urbandale Fire Department, Children and Family Urban Movement, and DMARC.
To apply, complete a brief form at www.neumannbros.com/heartfund. Organizations must have a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax status and be in Central Iowa. Applications are due Friday, March 31 at 5 p.m.