Who We Are

5224GOOD is a learning and giving circle dedicated to educating our members about philanthropy and community needs in Johnson County through social and networking opportunities.

5224GOOD membership is open to everyone. Members pay an annual fee of $250, which is pooled with others for the purpose of making grants to support the giving year’s area of focus. Thanks to our partnership with the Community Foundation of Johnson County and event sponsor MidWestOne Bank, our operating costs are extremely low. This allows membership funds to go directly to the important causes we support. Want to join us? Fill out a New Member Form below!

Renewing Member Dues Payments are accepted via credit card or check. Credit card payments can be made at the link below – please put your full name and “Member Dues” in the notes section. Checks can be mailed to 501 12th Ave. Suite 102, Coralville, IA 52241 – please include “5224GOOD Member Dues” in the check memo line.

Lastly, please consider a gift to our endowment. Endowment contributions are invested and the earnings are added to our grant pool each year, and enable us to have a greater impact on our community.

What We Do

5224GOOD is a learning and giving circle dedicated to educating our members about philanthropy and community needs in Johnson County through social and networking opportunities.  The focus for 2023 grants will be Food Insecurity.

We target our efforts. We choose, by majority vote, a focus area each year from these categories: Arts, Culture, and Humanities; Education; Health and Human Services; Environment and Animals; Public and Societal Benefit.

We are well Informed. Members have four educational opportunities each year to become thoroughly versed in the issues, ideas, and innovations of our chosen focus area.

We are Powerful. Our individual contributions are combined, increasing philanthropic impact of our grant awards.

We Evaluate carefully. We use the Community Foundation of Johnson County’s best practices to ensure that our grantmaking process is efficient, fair and equitable.

We are socially engaged. Through our social and networking opportunities, our members have fun while doing good.

We offer a Tax advantage. To support 5224GOOD’s long-range grantmaking goals, members, can make gifts to the 5224GOOD Endowment fund, which may be eligible for the 25% Endow Iowa Tax Credit.

The 2022 focus area was “Services to Children: Their care, their health, their well-being.”

Below is a summary of the $45,000 in grants awarded in 2022.

  • 4C’s Community Coordinated Child Care
  • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County
  • I’m Glad You Stayed Project
  • Open Heartland
  • Safe Families for Children Alliance
  • United Action for Youth

Photo: Grow Johnson County

2023 Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held from 5-6:30pm at the Lodge at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area.

5224GOOD LEARNS: Tuesday, March 21st
5224GOOD CELEBRATES: Thursday, May 4th
5224GOOD ENGAGES: Tuesday, June 6th
5224GOOD GIVES: Thursday, September 7th
5224GOOD REFLECTS: Wednesday, November 1st

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For more information, contact 5224GOOD@Gmail.com

5224GOOD is governed by an Executive Council of dedicated community members who are passionate about making Johnson County the very best place to live, give, learn, and play.

2023 Executive
Council Members

Maggie Elliott, Chair
Sheila Boyd, Chair-Elect & Membership Co-Chair
Thais Winkleblack, Treasurer
Denise Rehmke, Communications Chair
Cathy Pugh, Grants Chair
Ann Donahue, Program Co-Chair
Laurie Zaiger, Program Co-Chair
Chris Rohret, Program Co-Chair
Dawn Ealy, Membership Co-Chair
Anne Vandenberg, Emeritus
Mary Westbrook, Emeritus