The Wittern Family Foundation supports various nonprofit organizations, including the National Automatic Merchandising Association, the Mayo Clinic, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, and United Way.





The Wittern Group not only cares about our customers and employees but about the communities in which we work and the industries that we serve. Through The Wittern Foundation, we are proud to give back to organizations located in the Des Moines metropolitan area, as well as industry associations, and other organizations nationwide.

Check out some of the many organizations we have helped in the past and will continue to support for years to come.

Variety The Children's Charity
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue is committed to saving homeless companion animals assisting other shelters/rescues through rescue transports. Additionally, they offer low-cost spay/neuter services for their community and educate the public on the issues of pet overpopulation, responsible pet ownership and puppy mills.
Learn more about AHeinz57 Pet Rescue
JDRF logo The Arc of Southeast Iowa
The Arc of Southeast Iowa was founded by a group of parents and professionals interested in the welfare of individuals with disabilities. Their organization has been involved in the legislative process, providing informational classes, increases public awareness and much more.
Learn more about Arc of Southeast Iowa
Bergman Academy
Bergman Academy
Bergman Academy is equipped with unique learning spaces, a science lab and the natural setting of Greenwood Park. Bergman Academy has intentionally small preschool through eighth-grade classes, allowing students to develop a love of learning, kindness and compassion, a love of the natural world, independence and a strong understanding of self.
Learn more about Bergman Academy
JDRF logo Children & Families of Iowa – At-Risk Teen Support
Through its programs and services, Children & Families of Iowa helps everyone from children who need a safe home to adults learning to cope with trauma. Additionally, it offers hope when it seems like there is none left, as well as a chance to build better futures and an opportunity to change lives
Learn more about Children & Families of Iowa – At-Risk Teen Support
Variety The Children's Charity
ChildServe works to improve the health and well-being of nearly 4,600 children each year through the specialized clinical, home and community-based programs and services. The team at ChildServe are experts in pediatric rehabilitation and care for children and young adults who have a wide variety of developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries and other special healthcare needs.
Learn more about ChildServe
JDRF logo Clive Community Foundation
The Clive Community Foundation was formed to help connect donors with resources for supporting community betterment initiatives throughout the city of Clive. As a Foundation, it raises funds for distribution to local nonprofit organizations and special projects that enhance opportunities and community appeal for current and future residents, businesses and visitors alike.
Learn more about Clive Community Foundation
Variety The Children's Charity
Community Foundation (Mainframe Studio)
Mainframe Studio in Des Moines, Iowa is a nonprofit organization providing permanent, affordable workspaces for artists of all disciplines. It strives to transform Central Iowa’s art scene by creating a financially self-sustaining economic and cultural driver, serving as a national model that stands the test of time.
Learn more about Community Foundation (Mainframe Studio)
JDRF logo Des Moines Area Community College
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is Iowa’s largest and most diverse community college. Since its founding in 1966, the courses, locations, technologies and facilities have all changed, yet DMACC has remained true to its founding purpose: maintaining relationships that continue to help connect students of all ages, backgrounds, interests and abilities with the life-improving power of education.
Learn more about Des Moines Area Community College
Variety The Children's Charity
Dowling Catholic
Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.
Learn more about Dowling Catholic
JDRF logo Drake University
Drake University is one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. A mid-sized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, Drake University offers the benefits and resources of a larger institution, along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships.
Learn more about Drake University
Variety The Children's Charity
Des Moines East High Alumni Foundation
East High School was founded in 1861 with a focus on developing lifelong learners who will be productive citizens. The Des Moines East High School Alumni Association is one of the oldest and largest high school alumni associations in the country. Each year, it awards more than $150,000 in scholarships to deserving East High School students.
Learn more about Des Moines East High Alumni Foundation
JDRF logo Flandreau High School
Flandreau High School ins South Dakota has high expectations for student academics, behavior and attendance. It continuously strives to improve systems and practices in order to ensure success for all. Education does not and should not stop when a student leaves each day. Parents, grandparents and connected adults play a vital role in the success of the students and Flandreau High School.
Learn more about Flandreau High School
Grandview Christian School
Grandview Christian School – Work-A-Thon
As a college-prep institution, Grandview Christian School strives to prepare students for future endeavors academically, while also developing each student spiritually, physically and socially as they serve in the present and venture into the world as adults.
Learn more about Grandview Christian School – Work-A-Thon
JDRF logo Grandview University
Grandview University, located in Des Moines, Iowa, prides itself in giving students an education unlike any other. The whole city of Des Moines is their classroom. Students emerge not just with a diploma, but with experiences that could only happen at Grand View University.
Learn more about Grandview University
Variety The Children's Charity
Great Outdoors Foundation
The priority of the Great Outdoors Foundation is to expand and restore natural spaces, foster outdoor recreation, promote conservation and build a passion for nature. It connects people of all ages and backgrounds to nature by collaborating with other organizations that share a common vision of healthy environments that provide a variety of outdoor recreation and education opportunities.
Learn more about Great Outdoors Foundation
JDRF logo Indianola Youth Trap Team
The Indianola Youth Trap Team is a member of the Warren County Izaak Walton League, whose range features voice-activated release systems and PAT Trap machines.
Learn more about Indianola Youth Trap Team
Variety The Children's Charity
Integrated Communities
The mission of Integrated Communities in Steamboat Spring, Colorado is to proactively promote and support the successful integration of immigrant and local community members in Northwest Colorado through education, intercultural exchange and collaboration to build a more united community where its members can communicate, participate and contribute.
Learn more about Integrated Communities
JDRF logo Iowa State University
Located in Ames, Iowa, Iowa State University began with a small number of students but now has grown to 27,000 and over 100 buildings with world-class programs in agriculture, technology, science and art. It boasts a Cyclone experience that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Learn more about Iowa State University
Variety The Children's Charity
La’ James International College
La’ James International College has a history of innovation and excellence. It is an industry leader in concept, appearance and the ability to fulfill its mission to enroll, educate, graduate and place. It is a family-owned and operated business that can be relied upon by students, even after graduation.
Learn more about La’ James International College
JDRF logo Madison County Foundation of Environmental Education
Madison County Foundation of Environment Education (MCFEE) provides funding for environmental education programs, land acquisitions to increase public access to natural resources, upgrades to county park facilities and wildlife habitat improvements in order to increase opportunities to enjoy Madison County’s unique natural areas for residents and visitors.
Learn more about Madison County Foundation of Environmental Education
Variety The Children's Charity
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Inc.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre in Florida. It is committed to performance, production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. As the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s performances have drawn rave reviews from media outlets across the world.
Learn more about Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Inc.
JDRF logo NAMA Foundation
Since its formation in 1982, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Foundation has led two ground-breaking capital campaigns, raising over $10M from industry suppliers, operators, state councils and allied partners to fund the development of strategic initiatives in the areas of voice, knowledge and research, while helping NAMA build its critical core competencies and infrastructure in these areas.
Learn more about NAMA Foundation
Variety The Children's Charity
National Association of Blind Merchants
The National Association of Blind Merchants serves as an active division of the National Federation of the Blind. It functions as a mechanism through which blind entrepreneurs and interested sighted persons can come together in local, state, and national meetings to plan and carry out programs in order to improve business opportunities and quality of life for the blind.
Learn more about National Association of Blind Merchants
JDRF logo SAES – Learning Differences
As an independent school in Denver, Colorado, St. Anne’s Episcopal School serves students in preschool through 8th grade. It has a rich history of caring for children whose goals have been to provide children with a nurturing and uplifting environment where children are supported.
Learn more about SAES – Learning Differences
Variety The Children's Charity
Smile Train
Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, with a sustainable and local model for supporting surgery and other forms of essential care. For the past 20 years, it has supported safe and quality cleft care for over 1.5 million children and will continue to do so until every child in need with a cleft has access to the care they deserve.
Learn more about Smile Train
JDRF logo South Suburban YMCA
The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community by connecting people to their potential, purpose and each other. With seven locations, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines provides spaces to play, to learn, to be healthy, to eat well and to give back.
Learn more about South Suburban YMCA
Variety The Children's Charity
Students Care
Students Care connects undergraduate healthcare students nationwide with hospitalized children, isolated seniors and their families to provide fun, friendship and support.
Learn more about Students Care


At The Wittern Group, we believe in cultivating the future. Since 2000, we’ve awarded scholarships to the children of our employees..

Learn More