Community Involvement

Continental Western Group actively supports 501(c)(3) charitable organizations within the communities in which our employees live and work through our partnership with the W. R. Berkley Charitable Foundation. Our funding decisions are based on a program’s demonstrated efficiency (maximizing goals while minimizing administrative costs), support by company volunteers, and advancement of employee and community well-being. Funding emphasis is placed on Health & Human Services, Community Betterment, Youth Development, Education and Arts and Culture.

How to Request a Grant

Organizations Benefiting From CWG and Foundation Grants:

Arts and Culture

  • Blue Mound Theatre
  • Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
  • Civic Music Association
  • Des Moines Playhouse
  • Des Moines Symphony
  • Friends of Drake Arts
  • Iowa Youth Chorus
  • Lincoln Community Playhouse
  • Luverne Area Community Foundation
  • Luverne Street Music
  • Metro Arts Alliance
  • Palace Theatre Restoration - LACF

Education

  • Iowa College Foundation
  • Iowa Council for International Understanding
  • Luverne Area Community Foundation
  • Luverne Elementary School
  • Luverne Schools Foundation
  • Science Center of Iowa

Community Betterment

  • Lincoln Parks & Recreation Foundation
  • Luverne Area Community Foundation
  • Luverne Hockey Club
  • Luverne Initiatives for Tomorrow
  • Nebraska Community Foundation
  • Rock County Historical Society
  • Urbandale Community Action Council

Youth Development

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Iowa
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa
  • Boys & Girls Club of Magic Valley
  • Computers for Kids, Inc.
  • Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, Inc.
  • Junior Achievement - Lincoln
  • Lighthouse, Inc.
  • TeamMates Mentoring Program
  • VolunteerLinc
  • YMCA – Camp Kitaki
  • YMCA of Lincoln
  • Northeast Family Center
  • Young Women's Resource Center

Health and Human Services

  • Alzheimer Association
  • Amanda Cares, Inc.
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • ATLAS for Life
  • ATLAS of Rock County
  • Best Buddies Iowa
  • Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Children and Families of Iowa
  • Children & Family Urban Movement
  • Child Guide Program
  • Children’s Home Society
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Connections Cafe - The Bridge
  • Courage League Sports
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Des Moines Area Religious Council
  • Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
  • Fresh Start
  • Food Bank of Iowa
  • Food Bank of Lincoln
  • Friendship Home
  • Good Samaritan Society
  • Greater Des Moines American Heart Walk
  • Habitat for Humanity Lincoln/Lancaster County
  • Hawthorn Hill - The Home Connection
  • Health Partners Initiative
  • Hope Ministries-Table of Grace
  • House of Mercy
  • Iowa Donor Network
  • Iowa Health Foundation
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Lincoln Public Schools Foundation
  • Luverne Community Healthcare Foundation
  • Luverne Food Shelf
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Meals for the Heartland
  • MDA of Iowa
  • Mourning Hope Grief Center
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Nebraska Children's Home Society
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America-Iowa
  • Peoples City Mission
  • Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center
  • Recreation Unlimited
  • Rock County Ambulance Project - LACF
  • Rock County Emergency Food Shelf
  • Rock County Opportunities, Inc.
  • Second Chance for Life
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Wisconsin
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • South Dakota Achieve
  • Southwest Crisis Center
  • Special Olympics - Iowa
  • Special Olympics - 2010 National Games
  • Special Olympics-World Games 2009
  • The Banquet
  • The Beacon of Life
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • The Salvation Army
  • Urbandale Caring Corp
  • Urbandale Food Pantry
  • Variety-The Children's Charity of Iowa
  • Visiting Nurse Services
  • Women’s & Children’s Alliance, Inc.
  • Youth Emergency Service Shelter
  • Youth Home of Mid-America