One important way that Grinnell College contributes to the vitality of our local community is through financial support for local initiatives.
Donations and Sponsorships
...Supporting Our Nonprofits Year Round
Throughout the year, Grinnell College makes smaller-scale donations in support of local and regional nonprofit organizations that plan programs and fundraising activities.
The Community Mini-Grant Program provides supportive funding for small- to mid-scale projects designed to enhance the quality of life in our community by addressing issues of importance to current and potential residents.
Major Investments and Donations
...Strategic Investments in Grinnell's Future
Grinnell College chooses to invest heavily in the local community — both to contribute responsibly to important public resources and also to help the town be a strong asset in attracting students, faculty, and staff.
Racial Equity Fund
The Racial Equity Fund, established June 2020, funds anti-racism work in Grinnell by providing grants to community organizations actively advancing racial equity.
Other Local Grants
Grinnell College is proud to be one of many organizations that support community enhancement projects. Learn more about other grants available in the Grinnell area.
Grinnellians Helping Grinnellians
Grinnell College and Grinnell Mutual Group Foundation joined forces with other community groups to contribute over $100,000 to area resources addressing both immediate and post COVID–19 pandemic and the derecho storm needs in our local area.
In collaboration, several funds were quickly established to focus on food insecurities, area nonprofits, health care workers, inequities to internet access, among others.