International Paper Awards Grant to Brucemore

The International Paper Foundation has awarded a $2,500 grant to Brucemore, Inc. to support the Landscape Restoration Project. This grant is just one example of International Paper’s commitment to the company’s signature causes, which include education, hunger, health and wellness, disaster relief, and initiatives that improve our planet. The company is committed to addressing critical community needs where our employees live and work.

The Landscape Restoration Project aims to revitalize public usability, restore a healthy ecological space, utilize native species and storm-resistant techniques, make maintenance improvements, and rebuild historical accuracy for visitor education and enjoyment after the devastating loss from the 2020 derecho storm. Overall, this funding will help Brucemore increase the value of the landscape and enhance the experience for future generations of residents and visitors.

This work is not about aesthetics, replacing trees, or simply recovering this beloved estate. Ultimately, this project is about investing in the continued educational impact Brucemore has on the residents and tourists of the greater Cedar Rapids community.

“At International Paper, we believe our company cannot succeed if our communities do not succeed,” said Megan Shook, communications specialist, Cedar River Mill. “We are proud to support Brucemore as they work to revitalize and restore their historic landscape destroyed by the 2020 derecho.”

About the International Paper Foundation
The International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach our vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where our employees live and work. Funding priority is given to programs related to our signature causes: education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief and initiatives that improve our planet. Together, International Paper Company and the International Paper Foundation have donated more than $192.5 million to charitable organizations since 2010. For more information, visit

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global producer of planet-friendly packaging, pulp and other fiber-based products, and one of North America’s largest recyclers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 39,000 colleagues globally who are committed to creating what’s next. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2022 were $21.2 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting