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Directory of Des Moines Area Employers

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AIDS Project of Central Iowa
711 E. Locust St.
DM, IA 50309
515-284-0245
Local FT Staff: 18
Type of Work or Charity: HIV prevention programs; also assist HIV-positive Iowans with housing, food, emergency financial and mental health services
 

Amanda the Panda
1000 73rd St., Ste. 12
Windsor Heights, IA 50324
515-223-4847
www.amandathepanda.org
Local FT Staff: 1
Type of Work or Charity: Children and families grief center, providing extensive support for grieving children and families
 

American Red Cross, Central Iowa Chapter
2116 Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50312
515-246-6306
www.desmoines-redcross.org
Local FT Staff: 34
Type of Work or Charity: Disaster relief & preparedness education
 

Animal Rescue League of Iowa
5452 NE 22nd St.
DM, IA 50313
515-473-9101
www.arl-iowa.org
Local FT Staff: 65
Type of Work or Charity: The ARL is the state’s largest animal shelter, serving over 18,000 animals each year from all corners of the state.
 

Arthritis Foundation
2600 72nd St., Ste. D
DM, IA 50322
515-278-0636
http://iowa.arthritis.org
Local FT Staff: 4
Type of Work or Charity: Nonprofit health organization
 

Ballet Des Moines
712 E. Second St.
DM, IA 50309
515-440-1177
www.balletdesmoines.org
Local FT Staff: 1
Type of Work or Charity: Mission: Re-establish a full time professional ballet company in Central Iowa and inspire young dancers to pursue their dreams
 

Beacon of Life
1717 Woodland Ave.
DM, IA 50309
515-244-4713
beaconoflifedm.org
Local FT Staff: 3
Type of Work or Charity: Transitional residential center for women. We strive to give women the strength and skills they need to live independently.
 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa
9051 Swanson Blvd.
Clive, IA 50325
515-288-9025
www.bbbsia.org
Local FT Staff: 16
Type of Work or Charity: Donor and volunteer supported organization proven to help vulnerable children succeed through one-to-one mentoring relationships
 

Blank Park Zoo Foundation
7401 SW Ninth St.
DM, IA 50315
515-285-4722
www.blankparkzoo.com
Local FT Staff: 35
Type of Work or Charity: Management and operations of the Blank Park Zoo
 

Boy Scouts of America, Mid-Iowa Council
1659 E. Euclid Ave., PO Box 3009
DM, IA 50316
515-266-2135
www.bsa-ia.org
Local FT Staff: 19
Type of Work or Charity: Character building, youth development
 

Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa
1350 E. Washington Ave.
DM, IA 50316
515-262-5695
www.bgcci.org
Local FT Staff: 10
Type of Work or Charity: Youth development services
 

Bravo Greater Des Moines
1915 Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50309
515-286-4976
bravogreaterdesmoines.org
Local FT Staff: 1.5
Type of Work or Charity: Provides Greater Des Moines with an enriched quality of life through cultural awareness, advocacy, funding & collaboration
 

Camp Hertko Hollow Inc.
101 Locust St.
DM, IA 50309
515-471-8523
www.camphertkohollow.com
Local FT Staff: 3
Type of Work or Charity: Provide a diabetes educational and recreational camping program for Iowa's youth between the ages of 6-18 who have diabetes
 

Candeo
6950 NE 14th St., Ste. 36
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-289-4781
www.candeoiowa.org
Local FT Staff: 134
Type of Work or Charity: Human services
 

Catholic Charities
601 Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50309
515-244-3761
www.CatholicCharitiesdm.org
Local FT Staff: 45
Type of Work or Charity: Social service agency
 

Character Counts in Iowa
1213 25th St.
DM, IA 50311
515-271-1910
www.charactercountsiniowa.org
Local FT Staff: 8
Type of Work or Charity: Teaching civility in Central Iowa through character development
 

Children & Families of Iowa
1111 University Ave.
DM, IA 50314
515-288-1981
www.cfiowa.org
Local FT Staff: 206
Type of Work or Charity: Human services, domestic violence services, safe homes, early childhood development, teen programs, mental health therapy
 

ChildServe
5406 Merle Hay Rd.
PO Box 707
Johnston, IA 50131
515-727-8750
www.childserve.org
Local FT Staff: 400
Type of Work or Charity: Not-for-profit that partners with families & communities to help children with special healthcare needs lead great lives.
 

Chrysalis Foundation
300 E. Locust St., Ste. 150
DM, IA 50309
515-255-1853
www.chrysalisfdn.org
Local FT Staff: 4
Type of Work or Charity: Public foundation supporting girls and women
 

Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
221 Walnut St.
DM, IA 50309
515-246-2300
www.CivicCenter.org
Local FT Staff: 30
Type of Work or Charity: A private not-for-profit corporation celebrating its 30th season of presenting the performing arts
 

Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50312
515-277-4405
www.desmoinesartcenter.org
Local FT Staff: 50
Type of Work or Charity: Contemporary art museum and school with an acclaimed permanent collection and amazing architecture
 

Des Moines Arts Festival
700 Locust St.
Ste. 100
DM, IA 50309
515-286-4950
www.desmoinesartsfestival.org
Local FT Staff: 3
Type of Work or Charity: The Festival's mission is to create an opportunity for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to embrace the arts
 

Des Moines Community Playhouse
831 42nd St.
DM, IA 50312
515-277-6261
www.dmplayhouse.com
Local FT Staff: 11
Type of Work or Charity: Community theater producing 12 shows annually, plus extensive theatre education department and volunteer opportunities
 

Des Moines Metro Opera
106 West Boston Ave.
Indianola, IA 50125
515-961-6221
www.desmoinesmetroopera.org
Local FT Staff: 6
Type of Work or Charity: Performing arts
 

Des Moines Ronald McDonald House
1441 Pleasant St.
DM, IA 50314
515-243-2111
Local FT Staff: 4
Type of Work or Charity: To provide a home away from home for families with seriously-ill children in area hospitals
 

Des Moines Symphony
221 Walnut St.
DM, IA 50309
515-280-4000
www.dmsymphony.org
Local FT Staff: 8
Type of Work or Charity: Classical music performance and musical education
 

Easter Seals Iowa
401 NE 66th Ave.
DM, IA 50333
515-309-9777
www.eastersealsia.org
Local FT Staff: 110
Type of Work or Charity: Programs for people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play
 

Employee & Family Resources
505 Fifth Ave., Ste. 930
DM, IA 50309
515-471-2310
www.efr.org
Local FT Staff: 75
Type of Work or Charity: A leader and innovator in the field of human services offering community services, workplace services & substance abuse services
 

Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services
945 19th St.
DM, IA 50314
515-241-0982
www.bhrci.org
Local FT Staff: 98
Type of Work or Charity: Services for persons w/ mental illness including mental health therapy, transitional housing & community outreach programs
 

Food Bank of Iowa
2220 E. 17th St.
DM, IA 50316
515-564-0330
www.foodbankiowa.org
Local FT Staff: 11
Type of Work or Charity: Alleviating hunger through food distribution, education and partnership
 

Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa
4900 NE 22nd St.
DM, IA 50313
515-265-5323
www.dmgoodwill.org
Local FT Staff: 104
Type of Work or Charity: Employment, education and skill training services
 

Great Ape Trust of Iowa
4200 SE 44th Ave.
DM, IA 50322
515-243-9367
www.GreatApeTrust.org
Local FT Staff: 12
Type of Work or Charity: Scientific research
 

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
2341 Second Ave
DM, IA 50313
515-471-8686
www.gdmhabitat.org
Local FT Staff: 35
Type of Work or Charity: Self-help homeownership opportunities with low-income families provided in partnership with the community
 

Hawthorn Hill - New Directions Shelter & The Home Connection
3001 Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50312
515-244-9748
www.hawthorn-hill.org
Local FT Staff: 6
Type of Work or Charity: Provide emergency shelter and housing for homeless families with children. Help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.
 

Hospice of Central Iowa
2910 Westown Pkwy., Ste. 200
WDM, IA 50266
515-274-3400
www.hospiceofcentraliowa.org
Local FT Staff: 173
Type of Work or Charity: Serving 35 counties, we bring compassionate hospice and palliative care to individuals and their families wherever they call home.
 

House of Mercy
1409 Clark St.
DM, IA 50314
515-643-6500
www.houseofmercydesmoines.org
Local FT Staff: 93
Type of Work or Charity: Transitional/permanent housing, medical/dental/child care, outpatient addiction treatment, and other human service programming
 

Iowa Donor Network
8191 Birchwood Ct. Ste. A
Johnston, IA 50131
800-831-4131
www.iowadonornetwork.org
Local FT Staff: 45
Type of Work or Charity: Organ and tissue donation for life-saving transplants
 

Junior League
3811 Ingersoll Ave.
DM, IA 50312
279-5339
www.jldesmoines.org
Local FT Staff: 0
Type of Work or Charity: Women's volunteer and training organization - current focus is childhood obesity: "Creating Communities of Healthy & Active Kids"
 

LifeServe Blood Center (formerly The Blood Center of Iowa)
431 E. Locust
DM, IA 50309
515-288-0276
www.bloodcenterofiowa.org
Local FT Staff: 350
Type of Work or Charity: Volunteer blood donation
 

Link Associates
4301 NE 14th St.
DM, IA 50313
515-262-8888
www.linkassociates.org
Local FT Staff: 95
Type of Work or Charity: Services for persons with mental disabilities
 

Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd.
Urbandale, IA 50322
515-278-5286
www.LivingHistoryFarms.org
Local FT Staff: 26
Type of Work or Charity: Interactive outdoor museum connecting people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences
 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
3024 104th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322
515-334-2636
www.iowa.wish.org
Local FT Staff: 8
Type of Work or Charity: Grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions
 

March of Dimes
2910 Westown Pkwy., Ste. 301
WDM, IA 50266
515-243-2244
www.marchofdimes.com/iowa
Local FT Staff: 3
Type of Work or Charity: To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality
 

Metro Arts Alliance
500 E. Locust St., Ste. 201
DM, IA 50309
515-280-3222
www.metroarts.org
Local FT Staff: 3
Type of Work or Charity: Providing opportunities for artists of all disciplines
 

National MS Society
8187 University Blvd., Ste. B
Clive, IA 50325
515-270-6369
www.MyMSSociety.org
Local FT Staff: 2
Type of Work or Charity: Healthcare non-profit dedicated to addressing the challenges of everyone affected by MS and ultimately creating a world free of MS
 

Oakridge Neighborhood and Neighborhood Services
1236 Oakridge Dr.
DM, IA 50314
515-244-7702
www.oakridgeneighborhood.org
Local FT Staff: 59
Type of Work or Charity: Provides supportive housing & programs that assist at-risk children, adults & families in becoming self sufficient & self-reliant
 

Orchard Place
2116 Grand & 925 Porter
DM, IA 50312
515-287-9610
www.orchardplace.org
Local FT Staff: 326
Type of Work or Charity: Mental health and behavioral services for children and youth
 

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
1171 Seventh St.
PO Box 4557
DM, IA 50305
515-280-7004
www.ppheartland.org
Local FT Staff: 275
Type of Work or Charity: Family planning and reproductive health care, education and advocacy
 

Polk County Housing Trust Fund
108 Third St., Ste. 350
DM, IA 50309
515-282-3233
www.pchtf.org
Local FT Staff: 4
Type of Work or Charity: To help make housing affordable
 

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
505 Fifth Ave.
Suite 900
DM, IA 50309
515-244-2200
www.pcaiowa.org
Local FT Staff: 5
Type of Work or Charity: Prevention of child abuse in the entire state of Iowa by providing education and support to children and families
 

Progress Industries
5518 NW 88th St.
Johnston, IA 50131
515-557-1810
www.progressindustries.org
Local FT Staff: 60
Type of Work or Charity: Provides residential & vocational services for people with disabilities
 

Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines
1111 Ninth St. # 265
DM, IA 50314
515-284-7403
www.rebuildingdm.org
Local FT Staff: 1
Type of Work or Charity: Local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners, through home renovation and repair
 

Rock in Prevention
7628 Hickman Rd.
DM, IA 50324
515-255-0635
www.rockinprevention.org
Local FT Staff: 5
Type of Work or Charity: Through music and the arts, we aim to reach the hearts and minds of children to help them make positive, healthy, life choices.
 

Salisbury House & Gardens
4025 Tonawanda Dr.
DM, IA 50312
515-274-1777
www.salisburyhouse.org
Local FT Staff: 10
Type of Work or Charity: 42-room historic mansion & museum with extensive collection of art, antiques & rare books; offering frequent cultural programming
 

Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.
DM, IA 50309
515-274-6868
www.sciowa.org
Local FT Staff: 40
Type of Work or Charity: The Science Center of Iowa is devoted to lifelong learning, featuring 6 dynamic experience platforms & 3 theaters
 

The ALS Association, Iowa Chapter
6165 NW 86th St., Ste. 205
Johnston, IA 50131
515-727-1677
www.alsaiowa.org
Local FT Staff: 2
Type of Work or Charity: Provide compassionate care and support services to Iowans affected by ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
 

The Homestead
1625 Adventureland Dr., Ste. B
Altoona, IA 50009
515-967-4369
www.thehomestead.org
Local FT Staff: 139
Type of Work or Charity: We develop and implement innovative solutions for people with autism
 

The Nature Conservancy in Iowa
303 Locust St.., Ste. 402
DM, IA 50309
515-244-5044
www.nature.org
Local FT Staff: 13
Type of Work or Charity: The leading conservation organization working globally to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people
 

The Salvation Army
1326 Sixth Ave.
DM, IA 50314
515-282-3599
www.usc.salvationarmy.org
Local FT Staff: 8
Type of Work or Charity: Social services
 

United Way of Central Iowa
1111 Ninth St., Ste. 100
DM, IA 50314
515-246-6500
www.unitedwaydm.org
Local FT Staff: 45
Type of Work or Charity: Mission: To improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community
 

Variety -- The Children's Charity
505 Fifth Ave., Ste. 310
DM, IA 50309
515-243-4660
www.varietyiowa.com
Local FT Staff: 4
Type of Work or Charity: Provides funding for nonprofit children's agencies serving children
 

Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
1111 Ninth St., Ste. 320
DM, IA 50314
515-288-1516
www.vnsdm.org
Local FT Staff: 98
Type of Work or Charity: Home health nursing, health and human services for children/families across Iowa, corporate wellness
 

West Des Moines Historical Society
2001 Fuller Rd.
WDM, IA 50265
515-225-1286
www.wdmhistoricalsociety.org
Local FT Staff: 0
Type of Work or Charity: Preserving the history of West Des Moines and the Jordan House and Bennett School
 

YMCA of Greater Des Moines
101 Locust St.
DM, IA 50309
515-282-9622
www.dmymca.org
Local FT Staff: 1300
Type of Work or Charity: Human service organization, financial assistance available, builds character & meets community needs through programs for all ages
 

Young Women's Resource Center
705 E. Second St.
DM, IA 50309
515-244-4901
www.ywrc.org
Local FT Staff: 14
Type of Work or Charity: Support, education and advocacy programs for young women ages 10-21
 

Youth Homes of Mid-America
PO Box 39
Johnston, IA 50131
515-276-3473
www.yhma.org
Local FT Staff: 80
Type of Work or Charity: Children and family social service agency