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Now accepting 2023 Grant applications

Giving back to Iowa communities where we live, work, and play is central to our mission. Big Grove strives to be intentional with ‘Good Giving’ and supports charitable causes in (3) key impact areas: 
• Trees, Trails, & Water: The work to enhance our recreational green spaces, benefiting both our health and well-being and reviving our environment.
• Equity & Equality: Working toward a diverse and equitable community while being a good human to other humans.
• Our Backyard: Supporting local organizations that work to make our communities a better place to live, thrive, and have opportunity.

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Polk County and Johnson County are encouraged to apply. There will be four $8,000 grants awarded to organizations in 2023. Recipients will work in partnership with Big Grove throughout the year. Application open and close dates are listed below. To apply, please click on the link of the county where your 501(c)(3) nonprofit is located. 

2023 GRANT CYCLE: 
Applications Open: December 15, 2023
Applications Close: January 23, 202
Organizations Notified By: February 15, 2023

Applications will be reviewed and selected by cross-departmental staff committees. Organizations will be notified by February 15, 2023. Additionally, Big Grove staff will be volunteering in support of these organizations over the course of 2023. 

IN-KIND DONATION REQUESTS

We also accept in-kind donation requests throughout the year from Iowa organizations. We ask your request be submitted 60 days in advance of the event. Donations are coordinated for local pickup at one of our brewery locations in Solon, Iowa City, or Des Moines. Because we focus our support on 501(c)(3) cause-related efforts, requests to sponsor teams, athletes, bands, political, or religious organizations are often declined. For sponsorship and partnership inquiries, please reach out to community@biggrove.com.

2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Big Grove Brewery is honored to announce its trio of local nonprofit grant recipients as part of the Big Grove for Good program. Selected by a cross-departmental staff committee, each of the following local charities receives an $8,000 donation from Big Grove Brewery. Additionally, Big Grove staff members will be volunteering in support of these organizations over the course of 2022.

HOUSE INTO HOMES

INSIDE OUT RE-ENTRY PROGRAM

OPEN HEARTLAND

DOING GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY

Giving back to our local community is central to our mission at Big Grove Brewery. We strive to be intentional with our “good giving” and have committed the majority of our charitable efforts to focus on three core categories -- Trees, Trails, & Water: The work to enhance our recreational green spaces, benefiting both our health and well-being and reviving our environment. Equity & Equality: Working towards a diverse and equitable community while being a good human to other humans. Our Backyard: Supporting local organizations that work to make our Johnson County community a better place to live, thrive, and have opportunity.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

HOUSE INTO HOMES

“We are thrilled to be selected as one of Big Grove’s community partners this year! We know there are many organizations doing critical work in our area, and are honored to have been chosen. This grant will enable us to improve our operations so we can more quickly and efficiently serve the households that are referred to us. When we can pick up bed and furniture donations quickly, we can more fully furnish more homes. Recently, we furnished a home for five children and their mother, who had experienced domestic violence and were starting from scratch. We provided beds for all in the household, plus nightstands and bedside lamps, desks, and dressers. We also provided furniture the living room, and place to eat, and all those smaller items like towels, pots and pans, and art for the walls, that turn houses into homes.” 

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INSIDE OUT RE-ENTRY PROGRAM

“Inside Out Reentry Community is grateful to be chosen by Big Grove as a recipient of the Big Grove for Good Grant. We are excited for this partnership and the opportunity to share our work with the broader community. This grant allows Inside Out Reentry to provide the much-needed services of supporting individuals as they transition back to our community after incarceration. Returning to the community after incarceration is challenging. This donation and partnership with Big Grove will provide Inside Out with resources to maintain and increase our services to formerly incarcerated individuals in Johnson County. This donation means so much to us to have a partner like Big Grove in the community that is committed to making sure all our neighbors are welcomed and supported.

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OPEN HEARTLAND

“Open Heartland is incredibly grateful to Big Grove for this opportunity to work together to help make our community the best place possible for every community member to live, work, and raise a family.  The generosity of Big Grove for Good is a shining example of how powerful the simple act of caring can be. This grant award will allow Open Heartland to continue to provide basic food and hygiene necessities to immigrant families from Central America and Mexico who have escaped violence and poverty to make Iowa  City their home.  Big Grove for Good enables neighbors to help neighbors.”

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