Funds

Funding Types

Helping With Short-Term Projects & 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.

Grinnell Veterans Memorial Commission Building Campaign
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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.

Poweshiek County Alliance Grants Fund
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Poweshiek County Alliance Endowment* 
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Montezuma Community Fund Endowment*
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The Community Fund for Poweshiek County Endowment*
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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.

Grinnell Education Partnership Fund
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Imagine Grinnell-Environmental General
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Imagine Grinnell-Parks & Trails General
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JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area
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S.H.E. COUNTS Endowment*
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Helping Sustain & 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*
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Brooklyn Community Foundation Endowment Fund*
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Brooklyn Historical Society Endowment Fund*
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Brooklyn Volunteer Fire Department Endowment Fund*
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East Poweshiek County Ambulance Endowment Fund*
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Grinnell Area Arts Council Endowment Fund*
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Grinnell Community Early Learning Center*
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Grinnell Historical Museum Endowment Fund*
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Grinnell Regional Medical Center Endowment Fund*
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Grinnell Regional Mental Health Endowment Fund*
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LINK Fund
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Lutheran Services in Iowa, Inc. Endowment Fund*
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Mayflower Human Needs Endowment Fund*
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Michael J. Manatt Community Center Endowment Fund*
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Station Clubhouse Fund
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Tom & Connie Marshall Administrative Endowment*
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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*
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Glenn & Ginger Sterk Family Donor Advised Fund*
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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*
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Chuck & Kate DeLong Memorial Fund
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Community Education Council (CEC) Fund
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Doupnik/Hawkins Family Music Endowment Fund*
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Dr. Kevin W. Sterk Elementary Student Needs Endowment Fund*
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Drake Community Library Endowment Fund*
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James A. Shaeffer Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Endowment Fund*
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Lydia Reida Science Endowment Fund*
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Poweshiek County Conservation Endowment*
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Racial Equity Fund
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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
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Adelberg Family Scholarship Endowment*
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$ ASI Scholarship
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Audrey Pederson Memorial Scholarship
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Audrey Rivers Griffith Educational Scholarship
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Citizen Scholarship Foundation of BGM – A Chapter of DFS Endowment Fund*
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$ Doug Shutts Memorial Scholarship
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EPC Scholarship Endowment*
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Fitzgerald Family Scholarship
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Green Futures Scholarship Endowment*
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Grinnell Girls Camp Association Scholarship
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$ Grinnell-Newburg Dollars for Scholars Scholarship*
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$ Hilke Family Scholarship
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$ Jewel & John Kintzinger Scholarship Endowment*
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Kalleen Buchmeier Memorial Scholarship*
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$ Lance Reimers Memorial Scholarship Endowment*
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$ Lincoln Savings Bank Endowment Scholarship*
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$ Lucille M. and Kenneth J. Benda Scholarship
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$ Lydia Reida Scholarship Endowment*
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Nathan Figland Memorial Wrestling Scholarship Endowment*
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Marvin D. Bahr & Rosada E. Bahr Scholarship Endowment*
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$ McCormick Scholarship Endowment*
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Newburg Alumni Scholarship
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$ Nicole Marie Kelling Memorial Scholarship
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Whitetail Unlimited Scholarship
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Praestantia Scholarship Endowment*
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Rachel & Richard Sanders Scholarship Endowment*
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$ Renaud Scholarship Endowment*
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$ Ron Nebergall & Nancy Nebergall Bosma Scholarship Endowment*
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$ Ron Nebergall & Nancy Nebergall Bosma Scholarship Endowment*
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$ Scandrett Family Scholarship Endowment*
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$ Sid Potts Scholarship Endowment*
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$Vivian G. Craig Music Scholarship Endowment*
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$ Denotes Dollars For Scholars Funds | *Denotes an endowed fund or scholarship

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