Grinnell College is dedicated to helping our hometown to become a more vibrant, thriving community, and we do so in a number of ways. The College directs resources, policies, and programs to help the community of Grinnell become an even better place to live, work, and study. For example, we provide financial support for local initiatives such as non-profit organizations and capital improvement programs. Just as important, Grinnell faculty, staff, and students are active participants in the life of our community, from volunteering for local food drives to providing the talent for yearly arts festivals. We’re proud of our hometown, and of our strong and successful town-gown relationships.