Your Donation Means Everything to Local Families

Every day, Tanager Place gives hope to children and teens struggling with tough mental health challenges, and support to the families, friends and communities who love them. Each family that walks through our doors has a different story, and a different set of challenges, but they all share one thing in common—they need your support too.

Build a brighter future for children in your community and help thousands of families with a donation to Tanager Place.

Buy a 'Badge of Courage'

The vibrant “Badge of Courage” artwork was created by John Paul Schafer in honor of the 10th annual Expressive Arts Gala and the 140th anniversary of Tanager Place.

Although the original was part of a live auction at the Gala, the new owner and artist have generously allowed Tanager Place to offer signed, limited edition watercolor prints to the public.

John Paul. who was part of the first Tanager Place Expressive Arts Gala a decade ago, shares a passion for the work at Tanager Place. As he explains, this piece of art tells a story.

Please consider purchasing your own print. Proceeds benefit the Expressive Arts Program, which is made possible through longstanding community support.

Donate Now

The Difference You Make

$30,000: Adopts a cottage for our Home-Away-From-Home Campaign, providing new furnishings and carpet

$30,000: Sponsors a full week of camp for 72 at-risk children at Camp Tanager

$10,000: Provides year-long scholarships for half of the children in the Tanager Place inpatient program for Expressive Arts

$3,000: Shares money for eight weeks of intensive Autism treatment for a child in need

$1,500: Provides funds to establish a social skills group for children with Autism

$500: Provides the nursing department with necessary medical supplies for one month

$250: Supplies therapy materials and supplies for one child who resides in our cottage for a year

$125: Provides toiletries and personal items for one child for a year

In-Kind Donations

Your in-kind gifts provide many basic necessities for children ages 5-17 at Tanager Place. Throughout the year, we rely on your tax-deductible contributions of:

  • New or gently used toys
  • Books
  • Craft materials
  • Community gift certificates
  • Activity items
  • Recreational gifts
In-Kind Donations Drop-off

Monday through Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2309 C Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

For questions or to schedule a drop-off:
Call (319) 365-9164

View our Wish List and choose items to donate.

Honor & Memorial Giving

Honor or remember a loved one with a gift to Tanager Place. Memorials and honorary gifts receive recognition in our Annual Report Honor Roll of Donors.

For information, contact Joan Hackbarth, director of advancement, at (319) 365-9164, ext. 309, or

Planned Giving

Create a long-lasting impact on our community’s children and families with a planned gift.

Stock and Mutual Fund Gifts: Professional Information.

For information, contact Melissa Walker, director of philanthropy at (319) 365-9164, ext. 310, or

Learn more about Planned Giving.

Payroll Deduction

If your company participates in payroll deduction for charitable giving, please encourage them to consider Tanager Place as a recipient of your contribution.

Donor Bill of Rights