Top 25 Most Influential Nonprofits in 2021 announced
The United Way of Central Iowa has been voted by Business Record readers as the most influential nonprofit organization in Greater Des Moines.
The United Way of Central Iowa topped the first-ever list of Top 25 Most Influential Nonprofits, which appears in the 2021 Book of Lists.
The online survey of Business Record readers, which was conducted in the summer of 2020, asked participants which nonprofit they believe is the most influential and asked them to pick nine other nonprofits that they also perceived to be influential.
The votes were tallied and IP addresses were analyzed, much as we do for Best of Des Moines, to remove suspicious voting and obvious attempts to fraudulently influence rankings.
The Business Record also released its list of the Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders. View them here
Top 25 Most Influential Nonprofits
1. United Way of Central Iowa
2. Variety – The Children’s Charity
4. Food Bank of Iowa
5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa Inc.
6. Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)
7. Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.
8. Youth Emergency Services & Shelter
9. Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
10. Blank Park Zoo
11. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa
12. Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
13. Greater Des Moines Partnership
14. Iowa State Fair
15. Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
16. Ronald McDonald House Des Moines
17. Iowa Public Radio
18. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
19. Urban Dreams
20. Bravo Greater Des Moines
21. AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport Inc.
22. Des Moines Public Library
23. Iowa PBS
25. Children and Families of Iowa