Pay it forward. Rise Up Iowa was developed in 2016 on that simple premise because we know that “doing good, feels good.” We know there are people and organizations in our communities who have big ideas, who dream of making a real difference…but those ideas may be going unrealized, those dreams unfulfilled. Not from a lack of passion, but from a lack of funding.

Central Iowans were invited to participate in an online application process to receive funding toward a charitable project that would help our communities Rise Up. We are proud to announce that since this program started, The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation has been able to pay it forward with $185,000 to 10 local projects.

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About The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation

At The Iowa Clinic, we are privileged to serve the healthcare needs of Central Iowa. As a part of our ongoing commitment to the communities we serve, our physicians developed The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation in 2003. The core purpose is to provide ongoing philanthropic support to charitable organizations in Central Iowa.

Our Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors who is responsible for the allocation of funds on an annual basis. Since its inception, The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation has raised more than $1.8 million dollars and funded dozens of projects and organizations in the community. The heart and soul of our Foundation is to be so much more than a non-profit that just writes checks. We have a passion for providing money and manpower, as seen firsthand over the years with the extreme makeovers of 7 Free Medical Clinics in the Des Moines area.

In 2016 we shifted our focus to Rise Up Iowa, and giving back to the community through this initiative. The Iowa Clinic Healthcare Foundation is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines to facilitate the Rise Up grant program for our community. They will be assisting our team throughout the application process.


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