Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto announces that 180 nonprofits will receive more than $250,000 in grant awards through the company’s More for Your Community grants program. Based on grant application estimates, the grants will benefit more than 600,000 people in 22 Theisen’s store communities throughout Iowa and Wisconsin. The full list of 2015 grant recipients is available online at www.dbqfoundation.org/theisens.
Now in its seventh year, the Theisen’s More for Your Community grant program has given away nearly $1.2 million to support local nonprofit organizations and the people they serve.
“With these grants of $252,345.68, we are simply giving back to our community and the people we serve,” said President Jim Theisen. “We are so proud to support these nonprofit organizations as they provide food, shelter, healthcare, safety and education to children and families in and near to our store communities.”
The donors who support this grant program, which include Jim and his sons Chris and Tony, take active roles in evaluating each year’s many applications. They also make annual site visits to nonprofit grantees to learn about community needs and to meet the nonprofit leaders serving our children and families.
The Theisen’s More for Your Community corporate giving program is a partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD). CFGD President and CEO Nancy Van Milligen said, “The foundation is proud to provide efficient and effective grantmaking support to these generous corporate leaders as they give back to their communities.”
Successful grant applications included evidence of project dollars directly reaching children, strong local matches, and opportunities for those served to give back to the community.
Visit www.dbqfoundation.org/theisens to learn more about the Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant Program. The next funding cycle will open in May of 2016.
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Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant Program is made possible through a partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Learn more about www.dbqfoundation.org.
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Jim Theisen, President
Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto
M.J. Smith, Director of Affiliate Foundations
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Theisen’s and Customers Donate Over $40,000 to Alzheimer’s Association
Dubuque, IA, Sept 12, 2015 - Theisen’s (pronounced Ty-sens) Home Farm Auto, a family-owned, leading Midwest retailer, today with the help of their customers, donated $40,486 to the Alzheimer’s Association during the Opening Ceremonies of the Dubuque Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.
The donation was propelled through a month-long program of selling $1 Forget Me Nots in Theisen’s 22 stores, fundraisers in the corporate office and an additional $5000 from Theisen’s Home Farm Auto directly.
Jim Theisen, owner and President of Theisen’s Home Farm Auto, commented, “Theisen’s makes it a priority to be involved in many not-for-profit organizations. With our family being personally impacted by Alzheimer’s, it is even more extraordinary for us to see our customers generously support the Alzheimer’s Association. This campaign allows us to promote awareness, raise funds and create an environment of caring in our stores. It is a WIN-WIN for everyone! We proudly support the Alzheimer’s Association and encourage others to do so as well.”
Over 25 family members and Theisen’s associates walked in the Dubuque walk. Funds raised from each store are distributed to their local Alzheimer’s Walk.
Theisen’s Home?Farm?Auto operates 22 stores in Iowa and Wisconsin. The 20 Iowa Theisen’s stores include stores in Ames, Anamosa, Cedar Rapids N.E., Cedar Rapids S.W., Charles City, Coralville, Dewitt, Dubuque, Dyersville, Grinnell, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Maquoketa, Marshalltown, Monticello, New Hampton, Newton, Pella, Tipton and Vinton. The Wisconsin locations include stores in Sparta and Black River Falls. The corporate headquarters and distribution center is located in a 220,000 square foot facility in Dubuque.