GPCF is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our first-ever round of grants from the Community Fund for Poweshiek County! The Community Fund was established several years ago as a way to keep up with the growing needs of the county. This year $3,000 is available for distribution. Grant requests in the range of $500-$3,000 will be considered. Completed applications and supporting documents must be received at the Foundation by November 30th, 2013. Any nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations providing services in Poweshiek County are eligible to apply. For more information, contact GPCF at 236-5518. Read our application guidelines to find out if your project qualifies, then click HERE for a copy of the grant application! Applications are due November 30th.
The numbers are in, and it's official: the Big GIVE Week was a great success! We'd like to give a huge thank you to everyone who contributed; together donors raised almost $127,000 for 29 different funds! This year, Brownells, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, and Grinnell State Bank teamed up to offer a dollar-for-dollar match on all gifts to the GPCF Administrative Fund, bringing the grand total to nearly $140,000!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our fourth annual Spirit of Giving Dinner on October 10! Over 175 guests gathered to honor Tom Marshall, celebrate philanthropy in Poweshiek County, and kick off our Together For TOMorrow Campaign. The generousity of donors is one of the many things that makes Poweshiek County a great place to live!
The Iowa Legislature passed a bill on May 22, 2013 that will increase the amount of Endow Iowa Tax Credits from $4.5 million to $6 million. There is also a retroactivity piece of the bill that addresses donors who did not receive the credit in 2012. Please contact the Foundation Offices at 236-5518 if you have any questions.
Read GPCF's Annual Report to the Community here.
Thanks to everyone who made Celebrate Community a great success! Congratulations to Jo Wells who won the grand prize.
Congratulations to the 2013 Poweshiek County Alliance grant recipients. Over $95,000 was awarded to community organizations and projects in the county. To see a compete list of the 2013 recipients, click here.