IMA Foundation Grants

The fall 2022 grant cycle is now closed. The 2023 spring cycle will open in February.

Applicants’ primary missions must align with one of the three IMA Foundation giving pillars and be located near one of our major markets. Nonprofits may apply once every 12 months. Grant sizes are under $10,000.
Email with questions regarding grant applications.

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 2021 is here. It was an extraordinary year and the 2021 report represents the growth IMA has seen through the addition of partners and programs that have added new meaning to our work in the community. Here are a few quick highlights: 

  • Our fundraising events, Ping Pong on the Plaza, Pickleball, Pickle Jam, Sandblast and the Bolton Throw Down raised more than $540,000 
  • The IMA Foundation provided $514,500 in grants to 61 deserving nonprofit organizations 
  • IMA associates gave more than $254,000 in personal giving, and an additional $137,000 was donated by the IMA Foundation through our Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers programs 

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
  • Youth Mental Health*

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

IMA Foundation Board of Trustees


Laurie Hoag-Winkler


Robert Cohen


Colleen Savoie


Jeana Hutchings


Herb Catausan


Todd Chanon


Amy Venturi


Kyle Orndorff