About Us

What We Do

Iowa Shares is a statewide coalition of social change, environmental and cultural nonprofit organizations raising funds through workplace giving. Iowa Shares members give direct services and create progressive, long-lasting resources for our children and communities.

By addressing the root causes of problems, member organizations build better communities in Iowa and the world. Iowa Shares promotes a positive, progressive message that is empowering and inclusive of all people.

Cooperative fundraising through workplace giving is a low-cost, effective way to raise needed funds. It is easy for donors to give substantial gifts by utilizing payroll deduction. It offers more choices and increases the total amount given within the workplaces. It provides a major portion for many of the smaller organizations within Iowa Shares and augments special programs for other members.

Distribution of Funds

Donors can select specific Iowa Shares’ organizations to support. All designations are honored. Contributions that are not designated are shared among the member organizations. Eighty-five percent of all contributions go directly to support the important work of worthy organizations.

Financial Integrity

For financial statements for Iowa Shares or for further information on member groups, feel free to contact Iowa Shares.