Tanager Place’s LGBTQ Center Receives Grant Award From Amerigroup

Tanager Place recently received a $30,000 dollar grant award from Amerigroup, An Anthem Company. The monies received will support the efforts of the Tanager Place LGBTQ Center.

The Center provides a safe and confidential environment for LGBTQ youth, families and allies. Programs at the Center are diverse and include support groups, special art offerings, mentoring programs, a Pride Café, community service opportunities, health initiative classes, parent workshops, financial literacy, tutoring, and career exploration. The Center is located on the main level of The Estle Center, 1030 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52403.

The Center has been existence since 2018 and each year touches the lives of hundred in the community. “This grant will enable us to grow and expand our programs and events and increase our capacity to serve kids and families. Not a day goes by when I do not hear about a new need or concern. We also learn every day that we need to educate and promote inclusion and equity around the Center and our families. There is still so much work that needs to be done in order to make sure the LGBTQ community feels safe and accepted in the Corridor”, commented Center Director, Lori Ampey, “So much good will be done with this gift!”


Amerigroup is a leading managed care company dedicated to improving lives and promoting healthier communities. They are making health care simpler for individuals served by Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program and other State-sponsored health programs. They also serve individuals who are Medicare-eligible.


Amerigroup believes everyone deserves a medical “home” that goes beyond just providing access to care but also includes the services and supports people need to live healthier lives. The company started by hiring people who are passionate about making a difference and have spent over two decades building relationships with providers, advocates, and community and national organizations who share their commitment to addressing health disparities and improving outcomes.


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