GuideOne Foundation Awards Funds to Nonprofit Organizations Focused on Health, Human Services and Education

February 22, 2024


More Than $140,000 Donated to Charitable Organizations in 2023


WEST DES MOINES, February 21, 2024 — GuideOne Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GuideOne Insurance, announced today that it awarded $140,170 across more than 40 charities in 2023. The financial assistance supports programs that positively develop, enhance and impact the communities where GuideOne employees live and work.

“We are delighted to support these organizations that are advancing health, human services and education for the populations they serve,” said GuideOne Insurance President & CEO and GuideOne Foundation President Ken Cadematori. “We celebrated GuideOne Foundation’s 25th anniversary this past year, and these grants and corporate sponsorships directly reflect our company’s longstanding commitment to making the world a better place.”

The foundation was established in 1998 to help make positive change possible® by making grants to 501(c)(3) organizations where GuideOne employees are involved or that offer volunteer opportunities in which GuideOne employees can participate. In 2023, GuideOne employees volunteered over 2,600 hours to charities located across the country. They also donated more than $98,700 during the company’s annual charitable giving campaign.

“GuideOne is proud to encourage and recognize a culture of giving back,” Cadematori added. “We hold company-sponsored volunteer activities and donation drives throughout the year and support our employees who work on behalf of charitable organizations by sitting on their boards, organizing events and participating in other fundraising activities. That willingness to give our time and treasure sets GuideOne apart.”

GuideOne Foundation’s 2024 grant cycle is currently underway, and applications may be submitted online through April 1. Funding decisions will be announced by May 1.
Organizations supported by GuideOne Foundation in 2023:

  • AHIHA — Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Alex's Lemonade Stand
  • ALS Association, Iowa Chapter
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Animal Rescue League of Iowa
  • Bailing Out Benji
  • Best Buddies Iowa
  • Bidwell Riverside Center
  • By Degrees Foundation
  • Children & Families of Iowa
  • Children's Cancer Connection
  • Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)
  • Dorothy’s House
  • Dream Team Des Moines
  • Dress For Success Des Moines
  • Ellipsis
  • Everybody Wins Iowa
  • Family Promise Greater Des Moines
  • Food Bank of Iowa
  • Girls on the Run of Central IA/YMCA of Greater DSM
  • Hope Ministries
  • House of Mercy
  • Huntington's Disease Society of America, Iowa Chapter
  • Iowa ABI Foundation
  • Meals from the Heartland
  • Open Door Service Center, Inc.
  • Orchard Place
  • Pinky Swear Foundation
  • Project Iowa
  • Rally For Reid Foundation
  • Single Parent Provision
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Beacon
  • The Sparkle Run
  • Young Women's Resource Center
  • United Way
  • Save the Children
  • American Cancer Society
  • Junior Achievement
  • Iowa National Alliance on Mental Illness


About GuideOne
For more than 75 years, GuideOne Insurance Company has supported our policyholders’ goals by providing Nimble Solutions for Niche Needs®. Driven by a diverse portfolio of property and liability insurance and risk management solutions, we strive to Make Positive Change Possible® by serving as a trusted partner to the people who strengthen and support our communities. GuideOne’s corporate headquarters is located in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit
About GuideOne Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of GuideOne Insurance Company, GuideOne Foundation has long promoted the company’s commitment to Make Positive Change Possible®. Since 1998, GuideOne Foundation has provided financial assistance in the form of grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that positively develop, enhance and impact the communities where GuideOne team members live and work. Learn more at