IMA Foundation Grants

The IMA Foundation provides grants to organizations that have a primary focus on advancing youth, with five key areas identified: education, mental health, arts & culture, food insecurity and homelessness. Eligible organizations and programs must focus on youth under the age of 26. We strive to empower our communities by creating opportunities where we work and live to protect assets and make a difference.

The Spring 2024 grant cycle is now open! Please click here to access the Eligibility Quiz which will then take you to the full application if you meet the criteria.  The application deadline is 5pm MT, April 5.

Email foundation@imacorp.com with any questions.

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.

Introducing IMA’s first Purpose Report. Previously known as the annual Community Report, the 2022 Purpose Report dives into what it means to be driven by purpose, highlights IMA’s history of service and community involvement, showcases the company’s journey and measures its impact made in the last year. In it you’ll find: 

  • Associate giving and volunteering programs 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives 
  • Sustainability programs and services
  • Insights from our associates 
  • Game-changing benefits 
  • Governance highlights 

Advancing Youth (over-arching)

The IMA Foundation provides grants to organizations that have a primary focus on advancing youth, with five key areas identified: education, mental health, arts & culture, food insecurity and homelessness. Eligible organizations and programs must focus on youth under the age of 26. We strive to empower our communities by creating opportunities where we work and live to protect assets and make a difference.
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Education

To support organizations and programs that encourage youth and help develop the necessary skills and mindset needed to achieve success in their future careers and make a difference in their communities.

Samples include but are not limited to:

  • Mentoring or after-school programs
  • K-12 public education
  • Higher education
  • Scholarship programs
  • Workforce development

Mental Health

To support organizations and programs that provide access or direct programming of mental health services, promoting resiliency and mental well-being, specifically, depression, stress, anxiety, and death by suicide.

  • Mental health education and/or training
  • Training and education for staff
  • Awareness and prevention programs

Arts & Culture

To foster cultural vitality in our communities, we support arts and cultural organizations or programs that encourage inclusive creative expression, creating a well-rounded and connected community.

  • Cultural institutions with focused programming for underserved K-12 youth
  • Arts in Education programs
  • Arts programs delivered to public schools

Food Insecurity

To increase access to healthy and nutritious food for our communities. Our goal is to provide funding to organizations addressing the root causes of hunger, eliminating barriers related to food insecurity and promoting equitable access to quality food.

  • Food banks
  • Public school assistance programs
  • Organizations or programs that address “food deserts”

Homelessness

To support youth experiencing homelessness, we endorse programs and organizations that focus on the coordination, operation, and administration of homeless assistance projects. Our goal is to better serve youth by providing them with a path to safe and stable housing.

  • Homeless shelters or drop-in centers
  • Support services for youth experiencing homelessness

2023 IMA Foundation Grant Recipients – $880k+

Twice a year, the IMA Foundation board of trustees reviews hundreds of applications and determines grants to award to deserving nonprofits whose missions reflect the IMA Foundation’s focus areas of Education, Arts & Culture, and Advancing Youth. In 2023, the IMA Foundation awarded $880k+ to 100 deserving nonprofits in the communities where IMA associates live and work.

  • ACADEMY PROJECT
  • Alaska Eating Disorders Alliance
  • ALEXANDRIA HOUSE
  • ALLIANCE FOR CHOICE IN EDUCATION
  • ATTAINMENT NETWORK
  • BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS OF COLORADO INC
  • BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LONE STAR
  • BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS NORTHWEST
  • BOUNTIFUL COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
  • BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MOUNT VERNON NY INC
  • BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF EMERALD VALLEY
  • CASA OF LANE COUNTY
  • CASA OF LOS ANGELES
  • CHANCE SPORTS
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
  • ChildCareGroup
  • CHILDRENS CENTER
  • CHILDRENS FUND
  • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CO (Pediatric Mental Health Institute)
  • CITY YEAR INC
  • CLOTHING INC
  • COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM FOUNDATION
  • COLORADO DREAM FOUNDATON
  • COLORADO SUCCEEDS
  • CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF COLORADO
  • COUNCIL FOUNDATION (IMA scholarship)
  • CRISTO REY DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL INC
  • DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
  • DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
  • DENVER CHILDREN’S HOME
  • DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
  • DENVER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
  • Difference Makers Fund – contribution
  • DREAM GIRL FOUNDATION
  • EXCEPTIONAL CHILDRENS FOUNDATION A CORP
  • EXPLORATION PLACE INC
  • FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER WICHITA
  • FORESTS TODAY AND FOREVER
  • FRIENDS UNIVERSITY
  • GIRLS INCORPORATED OF METRO DENVER
  • GIRLS INCORPORATED OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS
  • GIRLS ON THE RUN OF PORTLAND METRO
  • GLOBAL OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT- GIVING CHILDREN HOPE
  • GOLD CROWN FOUNDATION INC
  • HIGHLAND OAKS PTSA
  • HUMAN-I-T
  • JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF DALLAS INCORPORATED
  • Judis House
  • JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF DALLAS INC
  • JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF UTAH INC
  • JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ROCKY MOUNTAIN
  • JUNIPER ARTS ACADEMY INC
  • KANSAS BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS INC
  • Kansas Childrens Service League
  • KANSAS UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT ASSOC
  • KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
  • LONG BEACH BAR FOUNDATION INC
  • LOOKING GLASS COMMUNITY SERVICES
  • MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF UTAH INC
  • METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER FOUNDATION INC
  • MISSION SQUASH
  • NEWMAN UNIVERSITY
  • OUR STORY IS INC
  • PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
  • PASS IT ON OUTDOOR MENTORS INC
  • Peace in Schools
  • PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION
  • READING PARTNERS
  • RELIEF NURSERY INC
  • RTL FOUNDATION
  • SALT LAKE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
  • SCHMAHL SCIENCE WORKSHOPS
  • SHERMAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOUNDATION
  • SIMS-FAYOLA FOUNDATION INC
  • SOLE REASON FOUNDATION
  • SPARROW CLUBS U S A
  • STARLIGHT THEATRE ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS CITY INC
  • STRAIGHT TALK CLINIC INC
  • SUCCESS IN EDUCATION FOUNDATION
  • SWALLOW HILL MUSIC ASSOCIATION
  • The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology
  • THE PANDO INITIATIVE INC
  • THE PHOENIX FAMILY HOUSING CORPORATION
  • THE YESS INSTITUTE
  • TRANSITION ZONE
  • UNITED IN HARMONY
  • UNITED WAY OF THE PLAINS
  • URBAN PEAK DENVER
  • USANA KIDS EAT
  • WARREN VILLAGE
  • WICHITA ART MUSEUM INC
  • WICHITA CHILDRENS HOME
  • WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
  • Wichita State UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION – Bill Cohen Endowed Scholarship
  • WISEPLACE
  • WRITE ON SPORTS
  • WSU TECH FOUNDATION
  • YOUNG AMERICANS CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION
  • YOUR MONEY MATTERS
  • YOUTHROOTS

IMA Foundation Board of Trustees

LAURIE HOAG-WINKLER

Laurie Hoag-Winkler

ROBERT COHEN

Robert Cohen

COLLEEN SAVOIE

Colleen Savoie

JEANA HUTCHINGS

Jeana Hutchings

HERB CATAUSAN

Herb Catausan

Jordyn-Arons

Jordyn Arons

AMY VENTURI

Amy Venturi

Michael-Morey

Mike Morey

michael-condon

Michael Condon