You Answered the Call


Called to be Bold Campaign

Your gifts to the Called to be Bold campaign made a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other diverse needs.

Bold Leaders

Priority: Providing personalized services today and ensuring long-term financial stability. 

Our Mosaic at Home shared living model offers the highest degree of personalized services for people. We’ve seen steady growth as more people choose to live in a host home. From the beginning of the campaign, we have steadily been transitioning people to more personalized settings, including Mosaic at Home. In fact, since January 1 of this year, 82 people in Iowa alone have transitioned to new settings. Mosaic at Home is now our largest residential service line. 

Many donors also showed their commitment to our mission through planned gifts, which are a great way to ensure long-term stability at Mosaic and help donors create a lasting legacy. During the campaign, we secured $32,111,363 in planned gifts that will continue to grow the endowment of The Mosaic Foundation, helping meet future needs.

60% of people who receive 24-hr residential services are supported through Mosaic at Home.

82 people in Iowa have transitioned to Mosaic at Home in the past six months alone.

Bold Partners

Priority: Expanding networks of support to give more people the opportunity to be included in communities around the world.

Being active in the community builds a variety of relationships and creates a natural network of supports. During the campaign, several Mosaic locations moved from traditional, on-site day services to community-integrated day services. One location used donor gifts to hire a consultant who set up opportunities for people to be involved in new things, such as learning how to farm, to sew or crochet, volunteering at an animal rescue, helping feed the homeless, building community gardens and more. 

Through another campaign gift, Mosaic was able to establish “The Rev. Mark and Kathy Helge Joyful Spirits Endowment Fund” to support church relations. Church partnerships looked a bit different during the pandemic, but relationships with faith congregations were critical. Church members stepped forward to sew masks and gowns; create entertainment opportunities for people Mosaic supports; and provide gifts and meals during the holidays. Plus, Mosaic’s Rejoicing Spirits program continued to grow and now has 51 active worship sites.

Mosaic’s Rejoicing Spirits ministry has grown to 51 worship sites.

Bold Friends

Priority: Ensuring people have all of the services they need to live a full life.

The importance of the Called to be Bold campaign is visible in the everyday lives of the people Mosaic supports. Medicaid funding does not meet every need a person has. Donor gifts through the campaign help provide needed therapies that Medicaid doesn’t pay for and numerous items people need but cannot afford on their own. Examples include new beds and household items for people who live independently; clothing, medical equipment and more for people who come to Mosaic in an emergency placement; new shoes; and even theater tickets so people could enjoy some entertainment outside of their home. The list could go on endlessly.