Mel Foster named one of ‘Most Giving Companies’ in Iowa

Mel Foster Co. has been named as one of the Most Giving Companies in Iowa by The Grateful Giving Foundation of Des Moines, Iowa.  

The inaugural report is the first of its kind, celebrating businesses that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to charitable giving and community impact.

The Most Giving Companies in Iowa annual report serves as a testament to the power of corporate philanthropy in creating positive change, the foundation said in a news release. The report aims to inspire others to follow suit and give back to their communities. (Go here to see the report.)

“We are honored to be recognized as one of Iowa’s most generous companies. For more than 100 years, Mel Foster Co. has made it our mission to give back to the communities that support us,” said Lynsey Engels, president of Mel Foster’s Brokerage Division.

“We were pleased to include Mel Foster Co. in this inaugural list of Iowa’s philanthropic leaders. Mel Foster Co. has demonstrated a deep commitment to giving back to communities where they operate and to society as a whole. As part of Iowa’s Most Giving Companies, they join a prestigious group of philanthropic companies who are making an impact across the state,” Matt Ostanik, president and CEO of the Grateful Giving Foundation, said in the release.

Established in 1921, Mel Foster Co. Real Estate specializes in residential and commercial sales. It offers services for a broader spectrum of property transactions including farm and land, land development and management, relocation, and new construction. Mel Foster Insurance is a full-service, independent agency with specialized professionals in business risk management, employee benefits, individual/group retirement planning, and personal insurance. It was founded in 1932, represents over 25 of the region’s most financially stable insurance carriers, and offers residential and commercial coverage.

The Grateful Giving Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public charity. It said its vision is that every time the world spends money, give a small portion of each transaction to give food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless, and help thousands of other causes. 

The Grateful Giving Foundation provides software that makes giving from each transaction as easy and automated as breathing. Our software is used by individuals, businesses, and other nonprofits.

The ultimate goal of the Grateful Giving Foundation is to increase philanthropy in Iowa, nationwide, and globally, the news release. The Most Giving Companies program recognizes companies that also believe in the importance of philanthropy and giving back.

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