Our Members

Faith Communities & Other Organizations

Shared Commitment + Collaboration = Our Strength

As a cooperative organization, Good Neighbor relies on the support of many faith groups and organizations. Each contributes according to its ability and has the opportunity to select an individual to serve on the Board of Directors.

Faith Groups (as of January 7, 2019)


How to become a member of Good Neighbor

Is your faith group or organization missing from the list above? It’s easy to become a member of Good Neighbor, and we’d love to have you do so! Member groups agree to contribute a minimum of $100 per year and provide either an organizational contact or representative for the Board of Directors.

Benefits of being a member organization

  • Your assistance dollars can go further, because they are combined with those of many other groups and are increased through grants, fundraisers, matching gifts, and donations.
  • Your group members will learn about poverty in Story County through the educational and promotional materials we provide to our Board members.
  • You have a say in the direction Good Neighbor takes as it achieves its mission.
  • We have a full-time Director who meets with clients daily and who is connected to related services in the area.
  • You can participate in our special fundraisers, such as our annual combined choir concert in the Fall.
  • By pooling our funds, we reduce the need for low-income individuals to travel to multiple locations all over town to receive help.
  • Good Neighbor’s proximity to downtown Ames and its bus system, Story County Community Services, Emergency Residence Project, Food at First, and other related services makes us easy to find and convenient for clients to get to our office.


Contact Lori Allen, Director, for more information about becoming a member organization.