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.

2020 Cards With A Cause Logo

Share goodwill and help a child in need by purchasing Tanager Place “Cards with a Cause,” designed using elements of artwork created by children in Expressive Arts Therapy.

Your purchase supports our Expressive Arts Program, a vital part of treatment. To see current designs and order, please click here.

Women's Wisdom Giving Circle WWGC

You're invited to the Circle

The Women’s Wisdom Giving Circle is a group of diverse, dynamic and generous women who strive to improve the lives of children and families. They understand that by working together they can accomplish more than working alone.


  • To engage women of all generations in the power of philanthropy for children.


  • Make a difference by sharing a contribution of time, talents and financial resources to children and families.
  • Learn and build awareness of mental and behavioral health challenges for children.
  • Engage in social opportunities and educational events.

The Circle welcomes any woman who desires to further the mission and goals of the organization through volunteer and/or financial support. Opportunities for participation abound. You can take part in the philanthropic decisions and have a direct role in deciding which programs to fund. Do as little or as much as your schedule allows.

Email for additional information.

The Difference You Make

$60,000: Sponsor a full year of psychiatric care for over 400 children and youth with mental health challenges

$35,000: Sponsor a full week of overnight camp at Camp Tanager for children whose families would otherwise not be able to afford summer camp experiences

$14,000: Sponsor 10 families’ participation in Freedom Schools, a culturally-based after school and summer literacy program focused on social action, goal setting, family involvement, and self-empowerment.

$10,000: Provide the cost of copays for seven low-income families for an entire year to ensure equitable access to therapy.

$5,000: Sponsor psychiatric care for a month for over 400 children experiencing mental health challenges

$2,500: Sponsor one week of inpatient care for one child with intensive mental health needs

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

$350: Provide a week of overnight camp for one child at Camp Tanager

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

Donate by Check

Send donations by check to Tanager Place, 2309 C Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, Attention Advancement Services.

Monthly Giving

Passion transforms to consistent action with a monthly gift to Tanager Place. To set up monthly giving, please visit our Count On It page.

Donate on Venmo

Tanager Place is now on Venmo! Find us at @Tanager-Place to make a quick and easy donation. If asked to confirm a phone number, please enter #3432.

Give Through an ACH Bank Transfer

We now accept ACH bank transfer gifts for recurring giving. Sometimes called electronic checks or ACH gifts, bank transfer donations are withdrawn directly from your bank account without using a debit or credit card. Download this form to get your ACH gift giving started today.

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 Melissa Walker, Director of Philanthropy, at (319) 365-9164, ext. 310.

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.

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