Fund Descriptions

Ahrens Park Capital Improvement Fund

The Ahrens Park Capital Improvement Fund supports capital improvements for the Paul W. Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park, built in 1994.

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Brooklyn Community Foundation

Brooklyn Community Foundation Endowment Fund

Brooklyn Community Foundation Endowment Fund supports the community foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and supporting the quality of life in Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn Historical Society Endowment Fund

Brooklyn Historical Society Endowment Fund supports the historical society, which works to foster awareness and appreciation of Brooklyn are history, preserve local artifacts, and assist with community historical activities.

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Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department Endowment Fund

Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department Endowment Fund supports the operations of the Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department.

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Central Iowa Christian School Designated Fund

Central Iowa Christian School Fund provides financial support for the Central Iowa Christian School established in Grinnell in 1983, serving children in grades kindergarten through 8th grade.

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Citizens Scholarship Foundation of BGM Endowment Fund

Citizens Scholarship Foundation of BGM Endowment Fund provides support for the Citizen Scholarship Foundation of BGM.

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Community Education Council (CEC) Fund

The Community Education Council (CEC) fund supports the CEC in their mission to coordinate community education in Grinnell through Bucket Courses and other educational efforts.

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Community Fund for Poweshiek

When you support the Community Fund for Poweshiek County endowment you become a grant maker helping to support charitable projects across Poweshiek County. Since the first grants in 2013, more than $70,000 has been distributed from the Community Fund for projects such as fire department upgrades, support for technology in K-12 schools, historic preservation activities and community development projects.

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Dr. Kevin W. Sterk Elementary Student Needs Endowment Fund

The Dr. Kevin W. Sterk Elementary Student Needs Endowment Fund was created by Glenn and Ginger Sterk in memory of their son and is used to provide nutritional and physical needs support to students in lower elementary schools in Grinnell.

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Drake Community Library Endowment Fund

The Drake Community Library Endowment Fund supports programming activities and community outreach initiatives of the Drake Community Library and was started in honor of longtime library director, Lorna Caulkins.

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Early Childhood Endowment Fund

The Early Childhood Endowment Fund supports early childhood programs in the Grinnell community so they can continue to deliver the highest possible quality of care and educational experience for early learners by enhancing programs and providers’ and teachers’ compensation, benefits and training.

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East Poweshiek County Ambulance Service Endowment Fund

The East Poweshiek County Ambulance Service Endowment Fund supports the operations of the East Poweshiek County Ambulance Fund.

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Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation Administrative Fund

Gifts to the GPCF Administrative Fund pay for the Community Foundation’s ongoing expenses, including overhead, staffing and support services. 

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Grinnell Area Arts Council Endowment

The Grinnell Area Arts Council Endowment continues to build a permanent fund to support education, community theatre, the Grinnell Art Gallery, scholarships and mini-grants, and general operations of the Grinnell Area Arts Council.

The Grinnell Area Arts Council Endowment continues to build a permanent fund to support education, community theatre, the Grinnell Art Gallery, scholarships and mini-grants, and general operations of the Grinnell Area Arts Council.

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Grinnell Education Partnership

This fund provides a source of revenue for each of the Grinnell Education Partnership/Grinnell AmeriCorps Program task force groups: summer learning, after school enrichment, school readiness and healthy readers

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Grinnell Early Learning Center Endowment

Your gift supports the continued need-blind admission process of the Grinnell Community Early Learning Center (formally Grinnell Community Daycare and Preschool) ensuring all children have access to affordable, high quality childcare.

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Grinnell Historical Museum Endowment Fund

The Grinnell Historical Museum Endowment Fund provides a link to the city’s history through research, preservation and educational programs. Income from the fund helps provide the museum with revenue for operating expenses and special projects.

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Grinnell Lions Club Fund

The Grinnell Lions Club Fund supports local charitable causes as directed by the Club.

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Grinnell Mutual Care and Share Fund

The Grinnell Mutual Care and Share Fund provides financial support to Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company employees who are experiencing a tragedy or serious life disruption.

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Grinnell-Newburg Alumni Association

The Grinnell High School Alumni Association is a program partner of GPCF. The Grinnell High School Alumni Association Fund provides financial support for activities and outreach to Grinnell-Newburg High School alums and coordinates All-School reunions.

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Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars Endowment

With a goal of reaching $1 million in the endowment, support to this fund will help DFS offer $500 scholarships to all current and future GHS graduates that apply to continue their education after graduation.

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Grinnell-Newburg School Foundation

The GNSF mission is to ensure the continuation of successful educational programs and to grant funds for new research-based initiatives to assist the school district’s efforts to provide a high-quality public education to all students.

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GNSF Endowment

Safe Return to School Fund

Emergency Relief Internet Access Fund

Emergency Relief Internet Access Fund

Racial Equity and Diversity Fund

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Grinnell Regional Medical Center Endowment Fund

The Grinnell Regional Medical Center Endowment Fund assures the long-term success and prosperity of the medical center, providing support for capital improvements, construction projects, large equipment purchases, special programs, and other needs. GRMC is a private, nonprofit, non-tax supported hospital.

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Grinnell Regional Mental Health Endowment Fund

The Grinnell Regional Mental Health Endowment Fund supports mental health activities of the hospital.

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Grinnell United Methodist Church Endowment Fund

This endowment helps support the operational and mission-related activities of the Grinnell United Methodist Church.

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Grinnell Veterans Memorial Commission Building Campaign

The Grinnell Veterans Memorial Commission Building Campaign supports the renovation of the Veterans Memorial Building located in Grinnell. The building is used by the community for meetings and events and is located in Central Park in the heart of downtown Grinnell. The three-phase project has a fundraising goal of approximately $1 million.

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Imagine Grinnell Endowment Fund

This endowed fund ensures that Imagine Grinnell continues to support the health and well-being of the Grinnell community for many years to come.

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JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area

Gifts to JMP help ensure that families with young children in Jasper, Marion and Poweshiek counties have access to affordable, high quality child care and preschools, are free from child abuse, and have the skills and services needed to be healthy and strong.

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Mayflower Human Needs Endowment Fund

The Mayflower Community in Grinnell is an affordable senior living and healthcare organization that provides home and support to its residents. Earnings from the Human Needs Endowment Fund are used to help residents who are unable to pay the full cost of their healthcare.

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Michael J. Manatt Community Center Endowment Fund

The Michael J. Manatt Community Center Endowment Fund supports the charitable purposes of the Michael J. Manatt Community Center.

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Montezuma Community Fund Endowment

The Montezuma Community Fund supports the work of charitable organizations that serve the Montezuma community.

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Montezuma United Methodist Church Endowment Fund

The Montezuma United Methodist Endowment Fund is A fund to support the operational activities of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.

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Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

The NERF fund supports local nonprofit organizations and public entities in Poweshiek County, Iowa, to help cover programmatic, operational, and equipment costs. Grants from this fund also support relief, recovery, and resiliency efforts for Poweshiek County, Iowa, nonprofits and public entities negatively affected by emergencies and natural disasters.

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PALS Fund

This fund supports the Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS), a local organization that cares for cats and dogs 365 days per year. The shelter has helped over 1,000 cats and dogs find loving homes.

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Poweshiek County Alliance Endowment

Gifts to this fund are combined with distributions from the State of Iowa to positively impact local communities through a competitive grant program. Since 2006, more than $1,190,000 in grants have been awarded for community development, education, health, historic preservation and human service projects throughout Poweshiek County.

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Poweshiek County Conservation Endowment

Your gift to this permanent fund provides for the education, acquisition and maintenance of public grounds, recreational centers and county areas and promotes and preserves the conservation of natural resources in Poweshiek County for future generations.

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Racial Equity Fund

The Racial Equity Fund was established by Grinnell College in partnership with the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation to support anti-racism work in the Grinnell area to advance racial equity so that the structures we influence are less likely to negatively impact Black, Indigenous, and people of color. The fund provides grants to further the work of community organizations actively addressing individual and/or institutional racism by changing policies, institutions, or systems.

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S.H.E COUNTS Endowment

Gifts to this permanent fund help the S.H.E Counts Committee to remove barriers through programming for women and girls in Poweshiek County.

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Station Clubhouse Fund

This fund supports the Station Clubhouse, a psychosocial rehab day program offering support services to adults who live in the community and are diagnosed with a serious or persistent mental health disability.

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Tiger Football Club

Tiger Football Club supports youth football in Grinnell and enables opportunities for student football athletes to attend camps and obtain proper equipment.

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Tom & Connie Marshall Administrative Endowment Fund

The Tom and Connie Marshall Administrative Endowment Fund seeks to expand the administrative fund to $1 million. Earnings from this fund will provide support for the operating expenses of the GPCF. If the community is able to raise $800,000, the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation has made a commitment to contribute $100,000!

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TT Cranny Renovation Campaign

Please Help Us Keep TT Cranny A Community Showcase
For Decades To Come! Your donation will help turn our beloved stadium into an expanded use facility with the addition of Field Turf and, pending the amount raised, other improvements around the stadium. These upgrades will allow for additional usage of the facility, including marching band, soccer games, physical education and track and field events as well as allowing for more community involvement from Parks and Recreation and other community organizations.
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