Your gifts make our work possible. 

The Ignite Program is funded entirely by private donations and grants.  Your gift:

  • Provides area children with exposure to a liberal arts education and a college campus to create a comfort with higher education and develop college readiness in the future. 
  • Offers college students the opportunity to practice teaching and public speaking skills, while knowing they're making a difference in the lives of local students.
  • Creates meaningful connections between the college and the community.

How to Contribute

Contribute online or send a check payable to Grinnell College, 733 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112. Please note “Ignite Program” on the memo line of your check. Your donation will go entirely to support the program.  

Your gift goes a long way!

  • $30 covers all costs for one pre-K through sixth grade student for a day
  • $500 covers all of the supplies for each Ignite session
  • $1,500 covers the cost of lunch and snacks for all students and teachers each session
  • $5,000 covers all of the costs to run one session of the Ignite program
  • $10,000 covers all of the costs to run both sessions of the Ignite program

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