(as of 6/30/2020)

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Million (since 2001)

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Matching Gift Opportunities

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Racial Equity Fund

Together, Grinnell College and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation will match up to $30,000 in gifts to support anti-racism work locally through a granting program.

GPCF Seeking Research & Project Coordinator

Research term lasting from August 1, 2022 – July 31, 2023

Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation in partnership with several community organizations is seeking a Research and Project Coordinator for the Build A Better Grinnell 2030 Community Visioning Project. The Research and Project Coordinator will work 30 hours per week with the possibility of adjusting to fewer hours depending upon qualifications.

The research position is a one year term lasting from August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023. The pay rate is approximately $33,000 – $45,000/year depending on qualifications and total hours per week.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience preferred. Resumes should be emailed to gpcf@greaterpcf.org or mailed to GPCF, Attn: Research and Project Coordinator, PO Box 344, Grinnell, IA 50112. The position will be open until filled. Email gpcf@greaterpcf.org if you have questions about the position.  Click the link below to see the job description. Thank you for your interest.

Job Description

Who We Are

The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) serves Poweshiek County by providing financial management support to our partner nonprofit agencies and assisting individuals with their personal giving objectives.

Our Vision

We grow community through giving.

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Our Mission

GPCF inspires philanthropy through effective granting, responsible investing, and building partnerships to enhance inclusive, vibrant, and sustainable communities and nonprofits. The following Value statements further define the work of the board and staff:

Service – We foster relationships through exceptional service to donors, nonprofits and the greater community by connecting those who care with those who need.

Integrity – We believe integrity is at the heart of a relationship where commitments are honored and the spirit of giving is nurtured.

Mobilizing – We align, strengthen and mobilize nonprofit leaders, donors, and community members to respond to emerging and changing needs.

Fair and Equitable – We believe we are most impactful when our organization and our work include people from varied backgrounds, opinions and perspectives.

Courage – We tackle the tough challenges, speak up, and take risks to fight for justice, equity, and systemic change.

Program Partners & Initiatives

Growing Community Through Giving

The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation serves as an umbrella organization and financial manager for many other organizations. By banding together, these organizations achieve efficiency of scale while maintaining independent advisory committees.

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