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), 2018 (4 Star)

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ACCREDITED CHARITY
Meets all 20 Standards for Charitable Accountability, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

TOP-RATED NON-PROFIT
Great Nonprofits, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Platinum Rated Non-Proft
Guidestar, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

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

BEST NON-PROFIT
Des Moines Business Record, 2012 (runner up), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Cityview's Best of Des Moines, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (runner up), 2017, 2018, 2019
dsm Magazine, 2012 (staff pick) & 2013, discontinued

BEST TWITTER ACCOUNT
Social Media Club of Des Moines "Hashies", Non-Profit Category, 2016

25 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOARDS
Des Moines Business Record’s Book of Lists, 2013 (ranked #6), 2014 (ranked #8), 2015 (ranked #14), 2016 (ranked #14), 2017 (ranked #6), 2018 (ranked #8)

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa, 2009

SERVICE ENTERPRISE CERTIFIED
Points of Light, 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