Grant Process

The IMA Foundation Board of Directors has decided to defer the April 5 deadline for grant applications until it has the opportunity to evaluate the impact the COVID-19 and ensure the utmost prudence in how the Foundation’s funds are expended in the coming months. The Board will meet in May to re-evaluate. Please return to this website for updates or email

Email with questions regarding grant applications.

(unless these dates fall on a weekend)

Average grant sizes are under $10,000

Shortly after the incorporation of IMA more than 40 years ago, the company’s founders showed true vision and commitment to the community by creating the IMA Foundation. With employee owners at the core of our business, the goal of the IMA Foundation is to represent the passions of our associates and make strategic contributions within the foundation focus areas.

IMA Foundation Vision: Empowering our communities to create opportunities which protect assets and make a difference.

IMA Foundation Mission: To provide philanthropic support in the communities where we work and live.

IMA is excited to announce our community report for 2018 is here. With over 9,000 volunteer hours completed by IMA associates, it’s clear our team is dedicated to making a difference where we live, work, learn and play. Here are a few quick community stats:

  • Over 400 of our IMA associates, friends and families volunteered during IMA’s annual I Make a Difference Day
  • Ping Pong on the Plaza and Sandblast raised $200,000
  • The IMA Foundation provided grants to nearly 100 nonprofit organizations
  • IMA’s Kansas City office put together another successful fundraising Pickleball event, raising over $30,000 – it was a big dill!

The IMA Foundation focuses its efforts in three key areas:

Advancing Youth

To reduce the drop-out rate and offer a chance of quality futures for our young people.

  • Mentoring programs
  • After school programs

Arts & Culture

To improve the quality of life in our communities through the arts.

  • Cultural institutions
  • Arts in Education programs that offer arts education programming in public schools


To support educational institutions so that young people graduate with increased skills and knowledge, resulting in a higher skilled workforce in the future.

  • Educational institutions
  • K-12 public education
  • Higher education

Grant Process

Email with questions.

(unless these dates fall on a weekend)

Average grant sizes are under $10,000