IMA Foundation Grants

The 2023 spring cycle is now open. Applications are due April 5 at 5 p.m. MST.

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

2022 IMA Foundation Grant Recipients – $651,000

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 2022, the IMA Foundation awarded $651,000 to deserving nonprofits in IMA communities!

  • A Precious Child
  • Alliance For Choice in Education
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Colorado
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
  • Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • BuildOn Inc
  • CASA of Lane County
  • ChildCareGroup
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • City Year
  • Clothing Inc.
  • College Track
  • Colorado Afterschool Partnership
  • Colorado Succeeds
  • Construction Education Foundation of Colorado
  • Cristo Rey Dallas High School
  • CrossPurpose
  • Dallas Holocaust Museum
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Denver Kids
  • Denver Public Schools Foundation
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation
  • Denver Zoological Foundation
  • Elevate USA
  • Exploration Place Inc.
  • Friends University
  • Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver
  • Gold Crown Foundation
  • Heartspring
  • I Have a Dream Foundation – Colorado
  • Jewish Family Service of Dallas
  • Judi’s House
  • Junior Achievement of Dallas
  • Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain
  • Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Kansas City Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Kansas University Endowment Association
  • KC Cares
  • Latin American Educational Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah
  • Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
  • Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Mile High United Way
  • Minds Matter
  • Moonshot Edventures
  • Newman University Inc
  • Newman University
  • Oregon Symphony Association
  • Paper Mill Playhouse
  • PlatteForum
  • Relief Nursery
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County
  • Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City
  • STEM Generation
  • Success in Education Foundation
  • Swallow Hill Music Association
  • The Attainment Network
  • The Council Foundation – IMA Financial Group Scholarship Fund
  • The Phoenix Family Housing Corporation
  • The Sandy Club: A Safe Place for Boys & Girls
  • Union Hall
  • University Preparatory Schools
  • Warren Village
  • Wichita Art Museum
  • Wichita Children’s Home
  • Wichita State University Foundation – Bill Cohen Scholarship
  • Wichita State University Foundation
  • Write On Sports Denver
  • YMCA of Greater Wichita
  • Young Americans Center for Financial Education
  • Young Men’s Christian Association of Metro Denver
  • Youth Horizons
  • YouthRoots

IMA Foundation Board of Trustees


Laurie Hoag-Winkler


Robert Cohen


Colleen Savoie


Jeana Hutchings


Herb Catausan


Todd Chanon


Amy Venturi


Kyle Orndorff