Employee & Family Resources (EFR) offers programs and services that promote and support well-being to thousands of individuals.

Our mission: to help people manage life’s challenges so that can reach their full potential.


Every day, an individual struggles in our community. They struggle with work, family, school, addiction, mental health and hundreds of other daily challenges. For more than 50 years, EFR has focused its efforts toward the success of individuals and families. By supporting EFR you can help a family in need when they need it most.

Won’t you join us?

How you can help


Donations are an immediate way to make significant impact. But there are also other ways you can help to support the mission of EFR, including providing volunteer support.

Donate – Give a gift that supports those in need of help.
Everyone needs help navigating life’s challenges from time to time and EFR provides such supportive services. Your gift will help us meet our mission, providing a safety net for those who need the most help.

You can give a gift that supports EFR’s ongoing efforts anytime. You can also join our many supporters who chose to give through in one of the following ways:

Annual Campaign
Make a gift though EFR’s annual campaign. You can give your gift directly to EFR or NEW THIS YEAR, you can give your gift through the Birdies for Charity Program and EFR will receive a 10% match! Read more about Birdies for Charity or CLICK HERE to make your gift today!

Event or Program Sponsorship

EFR offers sponsorship of its annual signature event, Every Family Rocks! CLICK HERE to learn more about this family-focused event. EFR also provides visibility for support made toward its educational programming. To learn more, please contact Leslie Garman at lgarman@efr.org or (515) 471-2373.

Birdies for Charity
Employee & Family Resources is proud to partner with The Principal Charity Classic Birdies for Charity Program and is seeking pledges based on the number of birdies (one less stroke than Par) made by Champions Tour players during the three-day tournament. 

EFR will receive 100% of every donation collected and will also receive a 10% match on all pledges (and donations) made to EFR through the program. Matching Funds are sponsored and provided by Sammons Financial Group.

Charities that collect pledges totaling $10,000 will now be eligible for a 15% match, not to exceed $10,000!

To learn more about the opportunity to support and maximize your gift to EFR, CLICK HERE

Give Local Des Moines
Give Local Des Moines is a 24-hour giving event that aims to get everyone in the community involved in charitable giving. On May 3, we will be joining more than 100 nonprofit organizations around Des Moines to rally our supporters.

Employee & Family Resources is excited to be a part of this community event!

Our mission: to help individuals and families overcome life’s challenges so that they can reach their full potential.

EFR’s goal is to raise $1,000 from midnight to midnight to support its counseling services which serve as a safety net for those who most need help in our community.

Won’t you help?

Please consider joining us! You can donate by visiting our nonprofit profile on May 3. It can be found by clicking here.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving is a lasting way to make an impact with EFR and has benefits for the giver as well. Our experienced staff can help you customize your donation and find the best plan for you to leave a legacy that you can be proud of and will give hope to so many.

If you would like to include EFR in your will, it’s simple to do. Simply state in your will that:

“I give to Employee & Family Resources, Inc., a non-profit corporation, organized and existing in the state of Iowa,
and with the current business address of 505 5th Street, Ste. 600, Des Moines, IA 50309,
the sum of $___ to be used in furtherance of its exempt charitable purposes.”

OR “all of my interest in the following described property: __________”

OR “___% or all of the residue from my estate.”

OR “to be used for the benefit of_________________.” Examples include: scholarship, area of expertise, or region.

An additional clause is also suggested: “If in future years the above state purpose is no longer necessary, practical or possible, board of directors of Employee & Family Resources, Inc. shall use its discretion to designate this gift for a purpose closely related to the donor’s original purpose in furtherance of its exempt purpose.” CLICK HERE to learn more…

In-Kind Donations

The donation of goods and services are essential to any nonprofit organization such as EFR. Donated materials or volunteer support are often just as valuable as cash contributions in many instances.

To learn if your contribution is one that would fit the needs of EFR, please contact Leslie Garman, at lgarman@efr.org or (515) 471-2373.

Matching Gifts

If your company has a matching gift program, you can increase the impact of your gift. By notifying your company of your generosity, it’s possible to expand the reach of contribution and help even more people.

However you chose to give, your gift will make a real difference to those in need.

To learn more about how you can help, please contact Leslie L. Garman, CFRE, Community Engagement Director at (515) 4571-2373 or lgarman@efr.org

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