£0.000

FUNDING PRIORITIES

The Foundation has identified several broad categories in which needs are known to exist:

  • Education
  • Financial aid for students
  • Public libraries
  • Health care
  • Arts and culture
  • Public affairs and community development
  • Social services
  • Agriculture and natural resources

The Foundation’s directors look for projects that:

  • Increase citizens’ commitment to meet community needs
  • Eliminate duplication of services and encourage cooperations
  • Develop self-reliance or eliminate dependency
  • Address new and emerging needs or incorporate new approaches to meeting recognized needs
  • Address themselves to prevention as well as to treatment
  • Are models that have a strong possibility for replication, or have demonstrated significant success elsewhere
  • Increase the managerial and financial capabilities of non-profit organizations and public agencies
  • Develop, disseminate, or follow up on seed research concerning the region and its people

FUNDING TYPES

Helping with short-term projects and fiscal sponsorships.

Capital campaigns and program sponsorship funds are typically established by community groups planning a specific short-term project that is clearly charitable in nature. Program services include the provision of nonprofit status to the project (thus making contributions tax-deductible), acknowledgement and management of contributions, and disbursement of grants and expenses from the fund.

Central Park Campaign
Learn More  |  Give Now

Grinnell Veterans Memorial Commission Building Campaign
Learn More  |  Give Now

Skate Park/BMX Campaign
Give Now

Meeting ever-changing community needs.

Unrestricted funds address a broad range of local needs, including future needs that often cannot be anticipated. They enable the Community Foundation’s board of directors to assess community needs and respond to the community’s most pressing needs, today and tomorrow.

The Community Fund for Poweshiek County Endowment*
Learn More
  | Give Now

Montezuma Community Fund Endowment*
Learn More
 |  Give Now

Poweshiek County Alliance Endowment* 
Learn More
  |  Give Now

Poweshiek County Alliance Grants Fund
Learn More
  |  Give Now

Creating positive change in Poweshiek County.

An action undertaken by a community in Poweshiek County to resolve issues and identify resources available to create positive change.

Big Hearts 4 Tiny Hands
Learn More  | Give Now

Grinnell Education Partnership Fund
Give Now

Imagine Grinnell-Environmental General
Give Now

Imagine Grinnell-Parks & Trails General
Give Now

JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area
Learn More  | Give Now

S.H.E. COUNTS Endowment*
Learn More  | Give Now

S.H.E. COUNTS Fund
Learn More  | Give Now

Tiger Packs
Learn More  | Give Now

Helping sustain and grow local organizations.

Designated funds provide a wonderful way to give back to one or more specific organizations that have touched your life. Your gift provides more than just funding—your favorite organization will benefit from the Community Foundation’s investment stewardship and ability to manage endowment funds.

Ahrens Park Senior Walkers Endowment*
Give Now

Brooklyn Community Foundation Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Brooklyn Historical Society Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

East Poweshiek County Ambulance Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Grinnell Area Arts Council Endowment Fund*
Learn More
 |  Give Now

Grinnell Historical Museum Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Grinnell Regional Mental Health Center Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Lutheran Services in Iowa, Inc. Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Mayflower Human Needs Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Michael J. Manatt Community Center Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Montezuma United Methodist Church Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Station Clubhouse Fund
Give Now

Tom & Connie Marshall Administrative Endowment*
Learn More  |  Give Now

A personal approach to giving.

Donor-advised funds are convenient, flexible tools for individuals, families, businesses, or groups that want to be personally involved in suggesting grant awards made possible by their gifts. If you have a range of community interests, you may find that a donor-advised fund is an ideal vehicle for fulfilling your charitable wishes.

Baumann Family Donor Advised Endowment Fund*
Give Now

Glenn & Ginger Sterk Family Donor Advised Fund*
Give Now

Connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities.

Field of interest funds allow you to target your gift to address needs in a specific area—arts, health, education, aging, at-risk youth, etc. Our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area— even as needs change over time.

Anna Marie Emry Endowment Fund*
Give Now

Chuck & Kate DeLong Memorial Fund
Give Now

Communities for Literate Iowa Kids (CLIK)
Learn More  | Give Now

Doupnik/Hawkins Family Music Endowment Fund*
Give Now

Dr. Kevin W. Sterk Elementary Student Needs Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Drake Community Library Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

Iowa Transportation Museum Endowment Fund*
Give Now

James A. Shaeffer Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Endowment Fund*
Give Now

Lydia Reida Science Endowment Fund*
Give Now

Poweshiek County Conservation Endowment*
Give Now

Investing in deserving students.

Scholarship funds allow you to invest in your community’s future and show students you care. You can create a scholarship as a memorial to someone special, selecting eligibility criteria that exemplify that person’s goals and values. Or, you may use it to express your own educational values—or those of your family or business.

$ 49er’s E.A. Kurth Science Award Scholarship
Give Now

Adelberg Family Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

$ ASI Scholarship
Give Now

Audrey Pederson Memorial Scholarship
Give Now

Audrey Rivers Griffith Educational Scholarship
Give Now

Citizen Scholarship Foundation of BGM – A Chapter of DFS Endowment Fund*
Learn More  |  Give Now

$ Doug Shutts Memorial Scholarship
Give Now

EPC Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Fitzgerald Family Scholarship
Give Now

Green Futures Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Grinnell Girls Camp Association Scholarship
Give Now

$ Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars Scholarship*
Give Now

Grinnell Pizza Ranch Scholarship Fund
Give Now

$ Hilke Family Scholarship
Give Now

$ Jewel & John Kintzinger Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Kalleen Buchmeier Memorial Scholarship*
Give Now

$ Lance Reimers Memorial Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

$ Lincoln Savings Bank Endowment Scholarship*
Give Now

$ Lucille M. and Kenneth J. Benda Scholarship
Give Now

$ Lydia Reida Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Marvin D. Bahr & Rosada E. Bahr Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

$ McCormick Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Nathan Figland Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Newburg Alumni Scholarship
Give Now

$ Nicole Marie Kelling Memorial Scholarship
Give Now

Praestantia Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Rachel & Richard Sanders Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

$ Renaud Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

$ Ron Nebergall & Nancy Nebergall Bosma Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Ronald Graham Memorial Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

$ Scandrett Family Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

$ Sid Potts Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

$Vivian G. Craig Music Scholarship Endowment*
Give Now

Whitetail Unlimited Scholarship
Give Now

$ Denotes Dollars For Scholars Funds         *Denotes an endowed fund or scholarship