The Big Lots Foundation https://www.biglots.com/corporate/community/support invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Areas of interest include: hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Programs must serve populations near a Big Lots location; in Iowa these are the Quad Cities, Des Moines, and Burlington. Potential applicants from the University of Iowa should email Diane Johnson in the UI Center for Advancement.
The healthcare focus is further defined as:
- Improving healthcare through research and education,
- Providing preventative education and care, and
- Providing affordable, critical medical care.