USL Pro Iowa continues its efforts to grow soccer across the state of Iowa, investing in communities and reinforcing a commitment to providing opportunities for all. Their recent, significant partnership with Musco Lighting and Kick it Forward, donating ten mini-pitches to communities across the state (including near the Krause Gateway Center at Oakridge Neighborhood, a safe and affordable nonprofit housing and human services agency), demonstrates that soccer is indeed a valuable connector for individuals of all ages. In addition, Pro Iowa has engaged with the community by participating in events, festivals, and hosting World Cup qualifying watch parties, bringing together thousands of children and adults through the love of the game.
Pro Iowa’s initiative to bring soccer to all communities resulted in an additional eight futsal courts in 2021.
Sunrise Park – Pleasant Hill
Evelyn K. Davis Park – Des Moines
Cheatom Park – Des Moines
Leif Erikson Park – Sioux City
Roberts Park – Council Bluffs
Perry Elementary School – Perry
Linnan Park – Clive
Oakridge Neighborhood – Des Moines
Hanna Park – Marion
Hoover High School – Des Moines
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Krause Group and the Krause family are proud to actively pursue opportunities for giving back time, talent, and resources each year. As a company, 10% of our profits are given back to communities we serve. Our purposeful, strategic philanthropy demonstrates both our company and family values.
In 2021, Krause Family Foundations supported 76 organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, faith, community betterment, and human service. Krause Group supported nearly 150 organizations with grants, sponsorships, gift cards, and product donations, raising over $1.2 million for several nonprofit organizations.
To expand upon and enhance the important work we have been doing in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, Krause Group began working with nonprofit organizations such as OneIowa and Iowa Healthiest State’s Make it Okay campaign to create micro-learning videos which are shared with Associates as training opportunities. In-person training sessions, such as those with filmmaker André Robert Lee, were also offered to the community and to Associates.
A new partnership between Solar Transport and Des Moines Area Community College allows us to support English Language Learners (ELL) who are obtaining their transportation degree. By working directly with organizations such as DMACC, we can rely on their expertise and cultivate opportunities for both our Associates and for the communities in which we live and work.
Kum & Go has worked to expand several key programs, including Gallons for Growth which is now in two additional states, Colorado and Oklahoma, cultivating deeper relationships with local communities. We are working with new and existing vendors to continue strengthening nonprofit partnerships with organizations like Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, The Trevor Project, and the Boys and Girls Club. One of the most impactful of these was a donation of 50 pairs of limited-edition Kum & Go sneakers to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa.
With the announcement of a new Kum & Go market, we also announced a new Habitat for Humanity home sponsorship in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our connection to this home is important: it is focused on energy efficiency and land repurposing as it is built on the site of an old baseball field, enhancing the affordable, communal nature of the neighborhood. A new project with iJAG in area schools allowed us to connect with high school students, working on soft interview and job skills and talking to them about Kum & Go as a career opportunity, including the many associate-driven benefits that the company offers such as set schedules and weekly pay.
Krause+ continues to partner with organizations promoting and providing access to safe and affordable housing during community revitalization. This commitment means that 10-15% of all future builds will be in the affordable housing pool. Supporting mental health is also incredibly important, as the connection between homelessness and mental health is strong. By supporting wrap-around services like Primary Health care, some of these cycles can be stopped.
Our Italian companies are also focused on giving back. Parma Calcio continues to grow partnerships between the city of Parma and the team. Activities include donations to the local children’s hospital and mentorship with underserved youth in the area, building upon the rich traditions of the team, including youth mentorship/development, diversity and the fight against racism, and nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Casa di Langa, Vietti, and Enrico Serafino continue working towards sustainable products, experiences, and vendor partnerships.
While 2020 was an extremely challenging year, 2021 provided many opportunities for new and expanded community partnerships which continues to help us learn, adapt, and grow from the diverse challenges we all experienced.
Where We Gave
Annually we give 10% of profits to the communities we serve. In 2021, we collected and donated $1.2 million+ through in-store fundraising efforts.
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
Kum & Go stores participating in food rescue
Meals donated by Kum & Go stores
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2021 Krause Group and Krause Family Foundation Gifts
A Precious Child Inc. ● Above & Beyond Cancer, Inc ● African American Heritage Foundation ● Alleman Catholic High School ● American Cancer Society ● American Heart Association ● American Parkinson Disease Association – IA ● Animal Rescue League Of Iowa ● Archdiocese Of New York ● Arkansas Arts Center Foundation ● Art Of The Ozarks ● Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta ● Ballet Des Moines ● Bentonville Child Care And Development Center Inc ● Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Central Iowa ● Bingham Elementary ● Blank Children’s Hospital ● Blank Park Zoo Foundation ● Bloomfield Methodist Church ● Boys & Girls Clubs Of Central Iowa ● Boys & Girls Clubs Of Springfield Inc ● Boys And Girls Club Of The Pikes Peak Region ● Brain Aneurysm Foundation ● Bravo Greater Des Moines, Inc. ● Camp Foster Ymca ● Can Play ● Capital City Pride Des Moines ● Capital Crossroads 2.0 Fund ● Care And Share Inc. ● Catch A Dream Foundation ● Catholic Charities Of The Archdiocese Of Omaha, Inc. ● Central Arkansas Library System Foundation ● Central Iowa Shelter & Services ● Childserve Foundation ● City Sounds ● Colorado Springs Conservatory Of Music ● Community Centers Inc. Of Greenwich ● Community Crisis Services ● Community Food Bank Of Eastern Oklahoma ● Community Foundation Of Greater Des Moines ● Corn For A Cause ● D15 Schools ● Dalla Terra Ranch Foundation ● Dallas County Foundation ● Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation ● Des Moines Area Community College ● Des Moines Area Religious Council ● Des Moines Art Center ● Des Moines Arts Festival Inc. ● Des Moines Community Playhouse ● Des Moines Metro Opera ● Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center ● Des Moines Performing Arts ● Des Moines Public Library Foundation ● Des Moines Refugee Support ● Dibs For Kids ● Dick And Kathleen Mckeen Memorial Fund ● Diocese Of Des Moines ● Donors Choose ● Dowling Catholic High School ● Downtown Events Group, Inc. ● Downtown Springfield Association ● Drake Neighborhood Association ● Drake University ● Eagle County Colorado Crime Stoppers Inc ● Earlham Chicks With Checks ● Eat Greater Des Moines ● Fair Grove School District ● First Baptist Church ● Food Bank Of Iowa ● Food Bank Of Northeast Arkansas ● Foundation For Springfield Public Schools ● Four Oaks ● Friends Of Des Moines Parks ● Friends Of St. Nicholas ● Friends Of The Omaha Farmers Market ● Fund For Investigative Journalism ● Future Leaders In Action ● Garfield School District Re-2 Education Foundation Inc ● Genesis Youth Foundation ● German American Heritage Center ● Girl Scouts Of Greater Iowa ● Golden Hills Resource Conservation And Development Area ● Golden Valley Lutheran Church ● Golf Charitable Foundation Of Greater Des Moines ● Great Outdoors Foundation ● Greater Des Moines Habitat For Humanity ● Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute ● Greater Des Moines Les Dames D’escoffier ● Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation ● Grundy Center After Prom Committee ● Guts Gear Inc. ● Habitat For Humanity International, Inc. ● History Museum On The Square Inc ● Holy Family Catholic School Foundation ● Hospice ● Hospice Of The Midwest ● Hoyt Sherman Place ● In Our Backyard ● Iowa Health Foundation ● Iowa Alliance For Arts Education ● Iowa Architectural Foundation ● Iowa Business Aviation Association ● Iowa College Foundation ● Iowa Healthiest State Initiative ● Iowa Historical Foundation ● Iowa Homeless Youth Centers ● Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation ● Iowa Railroad Historical Society ● Iowa Safe Schools ● Iowa Soccer Development Foundation ● Iowa Sports Foundation ● Iowa Stage Theatre Company ● Iowa State University Foundation ● Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development ● Italian-American Cultural Center ● Jacobs Ladder Care Services Inc ● JDRF Greater Iowa ● Junior Achievement Of Central Iowa Inc. ● Keep Iowa Beautiful ● Keota Volunteer Fire Department ● Kick It Forward ● Latino Resources, Inc. Dba Latino Heritage Festival ● LBA Elementary School ● Least Of These Inc ● Life Inter Faith Team On Unemployment And Poverty ● Lutheran Services In Iowa ● Madrid Home For The Aging ● Make A Wish Iowa ● Marion Independent School Foundation & Alumni Association ● Masaryk Czech School ● Melcher-Dallas Emergency Response Association ● Menace Soccer Foundation ● Mercy One Des Moines Foundation ● Mercyone Johnston Hospice House ● Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts Of America ● Midwest Art Conservation Center ● Minds Matter ● Missouri Grocers Education Foundation ● Movember Foundation ● National Alliance On Mental Illness Iowa Inc. ● National Alliance To End Homelessness ● National Gallery Of Art ● Neosho Arts Council ● Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, Inc. ● Norwalk Area Ministerial Assocation ● Oakridge Neighborhood Services ● Okoboji Foundation ● Okoboji Protective Association ● Okoboji Yacht Club Sailing School ● Omaha Conservatory Of Music ● Omaha Theater Company ● One Iowa ● Open Bible Churches ● Orchard Place ● Ozarks Food Harvest Inc. ● Pearson Lakes Art Center ● Pet Alliance Of Greater Orlando ● Polk County Housing Trust Fund ● Practical Farmers Of Iowa ● Primary Health Care, Inc. ● Proteus, Inc. ● Public Space One ● Regina Foundation ● Riverside Theatre ● Roman Catholic Diocese Of Des Moines ● Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Arkansas Inc ● Roosevelt High School Foundation ● Route 66 Cruisers Chapter ● Sacred Heart Church And School ● Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue Inc ● Serve Wyoming ● Share Our Strength ● Soar After School Program ● Society Of Saint Vincent De Paul ● Southeast Polk Education Foundation ● Springfield Public School Foundation ● St. Ambrose University ● St. Ann School Foundation ● St. Boniface Catholic Church Of Waukee ● St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church ● St. Gabriel Communications ● St. Ignatius Of Loyola ● St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ● St. Mary’s Catholic Church ● St. Patrick’s Cathedral ● St. Pius X ● St. Williams Catholic Church ● Susan G. Komen ● Taylor House – Unitypoint Hospice ● The Des Moines Urban Experience ● The Greenway Foundation Inc ● The Museum Of Modern Art ● Trails And Open Space Coalition ● Tri Lakes Cares ● Union Football Mammas ● United Services For Children ● United Way Of Central Iowa ● University Of Iowa Center For Advancement ● University Of Northern Iowa ● US Soccer Foundation ● Valley High School After Prom Committee ● Variety – The Children’s Charity ● Vibrant Emotional Health ● Wesley Retirement Services ● West Branch Community Development Group ● West Des Moines Historical Society ● West PTA ● Windsor Elementary ● Woodlawn Christian Church ● World Food Prize Foundation ● Year One Inc. ● Young Women’s Christian Association ● Young Women’s Resource Center