Every year, our supporters make it possible for us to fulfill our mission to preserve, exhibit, and teach the African American heritage of Iowa.

Their generosity helps us continue to offer unique exhibits and programs to thousands of Iowans. Thank you!

Please consider joining our donors in helping us continue our work by making a donation today.

2019 Donors, Grantors, and Community Partners

$25,000+

  • Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust
  • Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation – Program Fund, SET Communities Fund, Diamond V Donor-Advised Fund, GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund, Fredrich & Gretchen Mellberg Fund, Albert & Laura Strang Endowed Donor-Advised Fund, Roger & Thea Leslie Endowed Fund
  • City of Cedar Rapids
  • AEGON Transamerica Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

  • McIntyre Foundation
  • KCRG TV-9’s Show you Care
  • Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Principal Foundation
  • Union Pacific Foundation
  • United Fire Group Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Bankers Trust
  • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
  • Hy-Vee, Inc

$2,500 - $4,999

  • Nancy Riley
  • Linn County Board of Supervisors Witwer Trust
  • Linn County Historic Preservation Commission
  • Interstate Power & Light Co. / Alliant Energy
  • Mercy Cedar Rapids
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Cedar Rapids & Marion Civil Rights Commissions
  • Grinnell College
  • Iowa State University – Office of the President, Office of the Sr. VP for Student Affairs, Office of the VP for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Ohnward Bank & Trust
  • University of Iowa College of Education

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Cargill
  • Scott & Penny Olson
  • Farmers State Bank
  • U.S. Bank Foundation
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
  • Alliant Energy Foundation
  • ACT, Inc.
  • Coe College
  • Collins Community Credit Union
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Friends of Iowa Civil Rights, Inc.
  • General Mills
  • GreenState Credit Union
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates LLC
  • ImOn Communications LLC
  • Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Linn County Supervisors
  • Murdoch Funeral Homes
  • Olson4District4
  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort LLC
  • Sanctuary Community Church
  • Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
  • Stephan G. Johnson
  • Thomas & Lillie Moore
  • Tippie College of Business
  • University of Iowa Libraries

$500 - $999

  • Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa – W. Thomas & Carline Phillips Family Fund
  • Christopher & Jane Lindell
  • Hasan & Salma Igram
  • Veritas Church
  • William & Winifred Shuttleworth
  • Nancy Humbles
  • Questers of Iowa
  • Veridian Credit Union
  • Benjamin & Erin Hoover
  • Dr. Vincent & Darline Reid
  • Tamara Nesselhauf
  • The Academy for Scholastic & Personal Success
  • Ames Ford Lincoln
  • Arrington Enterprises
  • Dr. Benny Hawkins
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • Cedar Rapids Police Department
  • Doris Montag
  • Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
  • James & Gwendolyn Randall
  • Juanita D. Dennert
  • Linn County Blues Society
  • Mount Mercy University
  • NCS Pearson, Inc.
  • Quaker Manufacturing, LLC
  • Rudolph Simms
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • Top RANK LLC
  • Unitarian Universalist Society
  • Visiting Angels
  • Antonio Chalmers

$250 - $499

  • Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist
  • Marc Wallace
  • Richard & Ann Legree
  • Illinois Tools Works, Inc.
  • M.L. Folkedahl-Meehleder & S.M. Meehleder
  • Acme Electric
  • Porta Johns
  • Jennifer Becker
  • James & Mary McCue
  • John Paul Besong
  • Judge Brown, Jr.
  • Point Builders
  • Marilynn Keller
  • Stefan & Wannette Doerrfeld
  • Thomas Sears
  • Phelan’s Interiors

$100 - $249

  • The Gazette
  • United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties
  • Bette Howell
  • Kathleen Donnelly
  • Teddy Shuttleworth
  • Slappey Family Foundation
  • Thoetric & Karyn Hunt
  • Judy Fuemmeler
  • Anne Carter
  • Mount St. Francis – Sisters of St. Francis
  • Phillip & Jo Lavera Jones
  • Rev. David J. Polich
  • Barry Schreier
  • Carla Carr & Horace Porter
  • Caryl Lyons
  • Clara L. Adams-Ender
  • Heather Jones
  • Jacquelyn & Gerald Tolson
  • James R. Hamilton
  • Jean Davidsaver
  • Joyce Carman
  • Judith & Patrick Baird
  • Lu Spaine
  • Lyell Henry & Gretchen Holt
  • Phiona Phillipp
  • Reginald Ward
  • Sandra B. Raymon
  • Stan Eilers
  • Susan & Daryl Spivey
  • Susan Armitage
  • TIAA Charitable, Inc. – Hal & Sharon Dendurent Family Fund
  • Timothy & Lynn Skopec
  • Tulsa Community Foundation

$1 - $99

  • Gerolyn A. Banks
  • Jo Ann & Samuel Dillon
  • Sharon Donaldson
  • Hal & Avril Chase
  • Andrew Piro
  • Carlos Sheets
  • Cathryn Layer
  • Dan Barkley
  • David & Elizabeth Kutter
  • Deborah Reed
  • Edward & Sylvia Popelka
  • Howard Peterson
  • Gary Frederick
  • Gregory & Lisa Thirnbeck
  • Jean & James Rogers
  • Jen & Doug Neumann
  • Kum & Go
  • Le Cox
  • Marcia Swift
  • Marie & Taft Christian
  • Ray & Heidi Bagg
  • Rebecca Entel
  • Russell Newlin
  • Schneider Electric North America Foundation
  • Teddi Smith
  • Thea Leslie
  • Maurice Davis
  • Thomas & Karen Banse
  • Dr. William Jamison
  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Jan Frank de Ois
  • Joel Ecker & Janet Moore-Ecker
  • Yvette & Craig Hewitt
  • Carrie Z. Norton
  • Del & Rebecca Jones
  • Denee McKnight
  • Donna & Richard Butikofer
  • Gary & Mary Charipar
  • Greta Pennell
  • Heather Mescher
  • Heidi & Raymond Bagg
  • Helen Miller
  • Jamarco Clark
  • Janet E. Secor
  • Jessica Horaney
  • Katherine G. F. Smith
  • Kellie Lindblom
  • Otis McGowan
  • Richard & Kate Rose
  • Richard Hayes
  • Adrien Wing
  • Constance E. Proffitt
  • Meghan Zalewski
  • L. J. Prosser
  • Annie Little
  • Kathryn Hogg
  • Robert Manson
  • Carol Billie Preston
  • Cassie Kozelka
  • Janice Hook
  • Jennifer Beall
  • Mike Draper
  • Yurie Hong