Awards & Recognition

Iowa Job Honor Award, 2017

SHELTER OF THE YEAR
HomeAgain Helps & Merck Animal Health, 2015

CHARITY NAVIGATOR
2010, 2011, 2012 (3 Star), 2013 (3 Star), 2014 (3 Star), 2015 (4 Star), 2016 (4 Star), 2017 (4 Star)

DES MOINES EAST AND SOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
501(c) of the Year, 2016

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDITED CHARITY
Meets all 20 Standards for Charitable Accountability, 2014, 2015, 2016

BEST NON-PROFIT
Des Moines Business Record, 2012 (runner up), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
dsm Magazine, 2012 (staff pick) & 2013, discontinued
Cityview's Best of Des Moines, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (runner up), 2017

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE
Cityview's Best of Des Moines, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, discontinued

BEST FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
Cityview's Best of Des Moines, 2011, 2012 (runner up), 2013, 2014, discontinued

BEST DO-GOODER
Cityview's Best of Des Moines 2012, 2013, discontinued

25 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOARDS
Des Moines Business Record’s Book of Lists, 2013 (ranked #6), 2014, 2015, 2016

TOP-RATED NON-PROFIT
Great Nonprofits, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa, 2009

SERVICE ENTERPRISE CERTIFIED
Points of Light, 2017