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.

2020 Donors, Grantors, and Community Partners

$25,000+

  • Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation – Funds for the Community, Diamond V Donor-Advised Fund, GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund, Robert Nicholson & Mary Tarbox, Ann Dorr Fund, Fredrich & Gretchen Mellberg Fund, Albert & Laura Strang Endowed Donor-Advised Fund, Roger & Thea Leslie Endowed Fund
  • AEGON Transamerica Foundation
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Iowa Arts Council/Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs – Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program, Cultural Leadership Partners Operating Support Grant, Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

  • City of Cedar Rapids
  • Geonetric
  • General Mills Foundation
  • United Fire Group
  • KCRG TV-9’s Show You Care
  • GreenState Credit Union
  • Principal Foundation
  • HyVee, Inc.

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Krause Group
  • Network for Good
  • University of Iowa – College of Education, Stanley Museum of Art, Tippie College of Business
  • AARP
  • Bankers Trust
  • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
  • Kum & Go
  • McIntyre Foundation
  • Mercy Cedar Rapids

$2,500 - $4,999

  • US Bank
  • Nancy Riley
  • Alliant Energy
  • Linn County – Legacy & Community Attraction Fund, Witwer Trust
  • Collins Community Credit Union
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Interstate Power & Light Co.
  • Ohnward Bank & Trust
  • Toyota/Lexus Financial Services
  • TrueNorth Companies
  • Unity Point Health

$1,000 - $2,499

  • Scott & Penny Olson
  • Rodney & Melissa Dugan
  • Dr. Benny Hawkins
  • Cargill
  • City of Iowa City
  • Country Financial
  • Farmers State Bank
  • ImOn Communications LLC
  • Johnson County Auditor
  • Kirkwood Foundation
  • Lion Bridge Brewing Company
  • Schwab Charitable – Jeff & Missy Disterhoft Grant in honor of Fred Mims
  • Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC
  • Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area
  • SolumLang Architects
  • Tanager Place
  • Wayne & Shirley Engle
  • Steve & Tomi Johnson
  • Rebecca & Clayton Lindwall
  • Katalyst Systems Inc.
  • Lawrence McGrath
  • Tom & Lillie Moore
  • John & Kristine Van Cleve

$500 - $999

  • City of Marion, Iowa
  • Allegra Cedar Rapids
  • Bradley & Riley PC
  • Christopher & Jane Lindell
  • Theotric & Karyn Hunt
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa – W. Thomas/Carline Phillips Fund
  • CleverTrees LLC
  • Benjamin & Erin Hoover
  • James & Gwendolyn RAndall
  • Nancy & Shelby Humbles
  • Rudolph & Veronica Simms
  • Center for Action & Contemplation
  • JMI Laboraties, Erin Pottratz
  • Polk County Housing Trust Fund
  • Ashley Balster
  • Samantha Brown
  • Willie Caldwell, State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Juanita Dennert
  • Randolyn Hawkins
  • Shamara Humbles
  • Lyle Kleman
  • Jessica Montgomery LLC
  • Phoebe & Vernon Smith
  • Benjamin Wickum

$250 - $499

  • Cheryl Jacobsen
  • Donald Klingenberger via Alliant Energy Employee Giving
  • Judge Brown Jr.
  • Doris Montag
  • Mickey & Jasmine Wu
  • M.L. Folkedahl-Meehleder
  • Lucky Lotus
  • Anonymous
  • The Eastern Iowa Airport
  • Jung Family Charitable Foundation
  • Murdoch Funeral Home
  • Phelan’s Interiors
  • Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community
  • JohnPaul Etchu Besong
  • Virginia Blair
  • Lydia Busquet
  • Laurel Day
  • Kathleen Donnelly
  • Philip & Jo Lavera Jones
  • LaShonda Kennedy
  • Nancy Kraft
  • Ronald McGraw
  • Martin Smith
  • Karl & LaNisha Cassell
  • Raymond James Charitable – MAC Foundation, Marilynn Keller
  • Jonathan & Amy Doerrfeld
  • Wanette & Stefan Doerrfeld
  • Katie Ellwanger
  • James Hamilton
  • Rev. David Polich
  • Tom & Margaret Sears
  • Peggy Stover
  • Karla Twedt-Ball

$100 - $249

  • Anne Jacobs Johnson
  • LPL Financial for Teddy Shuttleworth
  • Point Builders
  • Susan Armitage
  • Kathryn Bernau
  • Heidi Burhans
  • Nick Clausen
  • Jennifer Fletcher
  • Dr. M. Colleen Jones
  • Kathryn Shaffer
  • Judith Whetstine
  • Stephen & Judy Fuemmeler
  • Your Cause, Trustee for Robert Half
  • Mount St. Francis, Sisters of St. Francis
  • Anthony Arrington
  • Anne Carter
  • Hal Chase
  • Jamarco Clark
  • Madeleine Halyard
  • Heather Jones
  • Kristin Miller
  • Susan Novak, Representative
  • Ray & Lynda Smith
  • Thew Brewing Company
  • Dan Barkley
  • Joseph & Diana Henry
  • R.E. & J.L. Kash
  • Judy Baird
  • WM & Verna Boland
  • Joyce Carman
  • Ryan Clutter & Vicki Sehgal
  • Jean Davidsaver
  • Mercy D’Silva
  • Peter Faber
  • Alicia Grubb
  • Lisa Guge
  • Voanne Hansen
  • Stacey Haskins
  • James & Lonnie Henderson
  • Anna & Wayne Holstine
  • Lyell Henry & Gretchen Holt
  • Nicholas & Nicole Hulst
  • Donna Jones
  • Daniel Kellams
  • Kevin & Maria Kummer
  • Elisabeth Leach
  • Katina Lillios
  • Anita Lindquist
  • Cairlin Loney
  • Carol Lyons
  • Teresa Mangum
  • Angela Martin
  • Natalie Merrill
  • Jim Miller
  • Jennie Morton
  • Richard Noble
  • Alison Novak
  • Ronald Rieper
  • Timothy Skopec
  • Lloyd Smith
  • Teddi & Roger Smith
  • Jennifer Smith Whatt
  • Reginald Stewart
  • Heather Strempke-Durgin
  • Abby Trout
  • Charles Varnum
  • Jim & Chris Walter
  • Ruth White

$1 - $99

  • Raygun
  • Taylor Friese
  • Dudley Blandin
  • Christopher Carman
  • Judith Daniels
  • Meinard Wright
  • Ronald Adams
  • Alicia Anderson & Jason Daniels
  • Tekeste Gebrekidan
  • Amazon Smile
  • J&G Olson Farms, Inc
  • Michael Barnhart
  • Mitch Bloomquist
  • Jennifer Borcherding
  • Beverly Burrell
  • Mary Chapman
  • John & Cordelia Cosgrove
  • Pam Crome
  • Alisse Diers
  • John Dowdall
  • Deretha Fantroy
  • Dr. William & Joanne Galbrath
  • Laura Goedken
  • Lisa Green
  • Dave & Dorothy Higdon
  • Terry Hudson
  • Dr. William Jamison
  • Jillian Knutson
  • Robert & Joan Kocher
  • Edward Kropa
  • David Allan Kutter
  • Cathryn Layer
  • John & Sue MacGregor
  • Raynard & Stephanie Manning
  • Jacob McLain
  • Billie Mims
  • Michaela Pease
  • Nicole Pedron
  • Joyce Pencook
  • Howard Peterson
  • Andrew Piro
  • Brian & Molly Rach
  • David & Mary Jo Rater
  • Sandra B. Raymon