Krause Group and the Krause family are proud to actively pursue opportunities for giving back time, talent, and resources. As a company, at least 10% of our profits are given back to communities we serve each year. Our purposeful, strategic philanthropy demonstrates both our company and family values.
2022 provided numerous opportunities to reflect on our philanthropic priorities, growing and evolving in our areas of support. While we have remained committed to established community investment priorities, many of our investments have evolved into true partnerships where both our Associates and the nonprofits we support, as well as the public, are able to benefit from the important resources these organizations provide.
We have demonstrated this in a variety of ways, including our support of Mental Health Awareness Month in May where we partnered with the Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative to co-create 90—second training videos on the importance of identifying, destigmatizing, and taking care of personal mental health needs. The videos were unveiled to the public at a Des Moines Menace soccer game and were distributed to all 5,000+ US-based Krause Group Associates as an acknowledgment of the importance of prioritizing mental health care.
To broaden this reach, Kum & Go partnered with Please Pass the Love (PPTL), a Des Moines, Iowa-based non-profit organization committed to increasing comprehensive school mental health support to improve the quality of life for students, staff, and families. Along with PPTL, stickers were placed inside bathroom stalls at all 400+ Kum & Go store locations across the country with a reminder that ‘it’s okay to not be okay’ and QR codes for accessing mental health resources.
In June 2022, we partnered with Easterseals to co-create a video to educate about customer service interactions with people with different abilities. This video was shared across our 5,000 US-based Associates as well as shared publicly to allow other organizations to learn and grow. Solar Transport also showed support with their inaugural wrapped truck featuring messages about autism awareness.
Krause+ believes in the importance of providing shelter and supportive services, including mental health, to individuals experiencing homelessness and substance abuse in the Central Iowa area. As a result of their commitment, Krause+ was selected as the developer of a low-income, recovery housing project with Central Iowa Shelter & Services named Haven House. Our strong community investment strategy has made this a very important partnership.
Parma Calcio welcomed two groups, Parma Special and individuals from Paralympic Sports for a day of activities. Both opportunities allowed community members to make meaningful connections with the team while celebrating inclusion in sports.
We understand that in addition to financial commitments to nonprofit organizations, we can leverage the important work they are doing through program support, awareness building, and direct utilization of their services. We are proud of the evolution of these investments and will continue being intentional in the partnerships we form between our companies, Associates, nonprofit organizations, and the public.
In 2022 the Krause Family Foundations supported 74 organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, faith, community betterment, and human service. Krause Group supported 190 organizations with grants, sponsorships, gift cards and product donations, raising over $1.28 million for several different non-profit organizations. Vendor and supplier relations were strengthened through nonprofit partnerships with organizations like Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, Boys and Girls Club, The Trevor Project, and RISE.
Associate personal giving is also an important component of the Krause Group culture. Associates sit on 82 boards and committees across the country, demonstrating the value of giving back time and talent. Volunteer opportunities are encouraged as team building activities. In addition to the contributions given toward the $1.28 million, Associates participated in blood drives with LifeServe Blood Center, hosted one of the largest food drives on record for Bidwell Riverside Center, collected hundreds of items for Toys for Tots, and donated nearly 300 pairs of socks to Central Iowa Shelter and Services during their annual Socktober drive.
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Where We Gave
Each year, we give at least 10% of profits to communities we serve. In 2022 we collected and donated $1.28 million through in-store and corporate fundraising campaigns.
Habitat for Humanity International
Associate, customer, and corporate contributions
United Way of Central Iowa
Associate, customer, and corporate contributions
Gifts, grants, sponsorships, and in-kind donations
Boards and committees served through Krause Group Associates
Stores participating in food rescue
Meals donated by Kum & Go stores
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2022 Krause Group and Krause Family Foundation Gifts
A Precious Child Inc, Access Incorporated, AGSAA, All Saints Roman Catholic Church, American Cancer Society, American Civil Liberties Union, Animal Rescue League, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc., Apple Butter Days, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation, Arkansas Food Bank, Arkansas Foodbank, Autism Society of Colorado, Banisters Leadership Academy, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Central Iowa, Black Dog Animal Rescue, Black Excellence, Blank Children’s Hospital, Bondurant Men’s Club, Boys & Girls Clubs Of America, Boys & Girls Clubs Of Central Iowa, Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Midlands, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Brenton Arboretum, By Degrees, Can Play, Capital City Pride Des Moines, Capital Crossroads Fund, Care and Share, Casa For Kids, Inc, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Inc, Central Arkansas Library System Foundation, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, ChildServe Foundation, City of Neola, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Colorado Springs Child Nursery Centers Inc, Colorado Springs Conservatory of Music, Community Centers Inc of Greenwich, Community Crisis Services, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Community Foundation- Water Trails, Community Foundation of Boulder, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Community Partnership for Child Development, Creative Center for Young Children, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Dallas County Foundation, Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation, Des Moines Area Religious Council, Des Moines Area Sports Commission, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Art Festival, Des Moines Community Playhouse, Des Moines Heritage Trust, Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines Performing Arts, Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation, Des Moines Youth Hockey Association, Dibs for Kids, Diocese of Des Moines, Donorschoose.org, Dowling Catholic High School, Downtown Events Group, Downtown Springfield Association, Drake University, Dress for Success, Earlham Chicks with Checks, Easterseals Society of Iowa, Eat Greater Des Moines, Elkhorn North High School Boys Basketball Booster Club, EveryStep Foundation, Family Promise of Cheyenne, Feeding South Dakota, Fondazione Pontificia Scholas Occurrentes, Food Bank for the Heartland, Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Food Bank of Iowa, Food Bank of Larimer County, Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, Food Bank of the Rockies, Food Justice Coalition, Foodbank for the Heartland, Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, Four Oaks, Franklin County RACE Inc., Friends of the Omaha Farmers Market, Future Leaders in Action, Gary Sinise Foundation, German American Heritage Center, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, GLBT Youth in Iowa Schools Task Force, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation, Great Outdoors Foundation, Great Plains Food Bank- North Dakota, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, Greater Des Moines Les Dames D’escoffier, Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, Inc., Gunston Hall, Guts Gear Inc., Habitat For Humanity International, Inc., Hawkeye Area Community Action Plan, Holy Family Catholic School Foundation, Homeward Pikes Peak, Hospice of the Valley, Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation, IJAG, I’m Glad You Stayed, Imagine Grinnell a Quality of Life Foundation, Impact Community Action Partnership, In Harmony Farm, Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, Iowa Architectural Foundation, Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation, Iowa College Foundation, Iowa Environmental Council, Iowa Great Lakes Association Foundation, Iowa Green Donor Network, Iowa Historical Foundation, Iowa Homeless Youth Center, Iowa Phoenix, Iowa Prairie Network, Iowa Public Radio, Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Safe Schools, Iowa Sports Foundation, Iowa Stage Theatre Company, Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, Iowa State University Foundation, Italian America Cultural Center, Jenks Public Schools Foundation Inc., Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community Inc., Junior Achievement of Central Iowa Inc., Kaneko, Kentwood Community Foundation, Kick it Forward, Kids Food Basket, Krause Group Associate Relief Fund, Latin Art Organization of Arkansas, Latino Resources, Inc., DBA Latino Heritage Festival, LBA Elementary School, Life Inter Faith Team on Unemployment and Poverty, Lincoln Booster, Luther Memorial Church, Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Mercy Health Foundation Springfield, Mercy Housing Midwest. MercyOne Foundation of Des Moines, Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America, Midwest Art Conservation Center, Mind & Spirit Counseling Center, Minds Matter, Missouri Grocers Education Foundation, Murray High School, NAMI Dubuque. National Alliance on Mental Illness Iowa Inc., National Gallery of Art, National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs Inc., National Park Foundation, NE Arkansas Food Bank, Nebraska Quakes, Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, Neosho Arts Council, Newman Catholic Student Center, North High Polar Bears Soccer, Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, Inc., Norwalk Area Ministerial Association, NW Arkansas Food Bank, NWA Center for Sexual Assault, Oakridge Neighborhood Services, Okoboji Foundation, Okoboji Protective Association, Okoboji Summer Theatre, Omaha Theater Company, On With Life Foundation, One Colorado Education Fund, One Iowa, One Simple Wish, Operation Aware of Oklahoma Inc., Our Kids, Ozarks Food Harvest, Person Lakes Art Center, Pediatrics Plus Community Connections, Please Pass The Love, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Primary Health Care, Inc., Proteus, Inc., Public Space One, Pursuit of Innovation, Rally Against Cancer, Regina Foundation, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, River Bend Food Bank, Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa, Inc., Roosevelt High School Foundation, Sacred Heart Church and School, Salisbury House, Save the Children, Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, Inc., Scott County Catholic Schools, Sherman Association, Inc., Siouxland Food Bank, Sister Carmen Community Center, So All May Eat, Inc., Soulquence, South Hardin High School, St. Augustine Catholic School, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Gabriel Communications, St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, St. Vincent Depaul, St. Williams Catholic Church, Stuart Revitalization Group, Susan G. Komen, Thanksgiving Heroes Utah, The B+ Foundation: LMUDM, The Well Resource Center, Tri Lakes Cares, United Way of Central Iowa, University of Central Arkansas Foundation, University of Colorado Foundation, University of Iowa Center for Advancement, University of Northern Iowa, University of Utah, Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, US Soccer Foundation, Variety- The Children’s Charity, Waukee Northwest High School, Waukee Police Department, Webster Elementary, Weld Food Bank, West Des Moines Community Schools Foundation, West Des Moines Human Services, Westminster United Presbyterian Church FDN, Whispering Roots, Willowbrook Elementary PTA, Year One Inc., YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Yoga Pipeline LLC, Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Omaha, Young Women’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Resource Center and Youth Seen.