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Communities for Literate Iowa Kids (CLIK) is teaming up with Usborne Books & More to get award-winning books into the hands of local children!

From May 29 to June 24, a virtual book fair will offer the opportunity for parents, grandparents, friends and family to buy books for the children in their lives, while also providing free books to children in Grinnell and the surrounding communities. CLIK will receive up to 50% of sales from the book fair.





Our 2013 Annual Report is now online! To read about our accomplishments over the past year, click here, or stop by the Foundation Offices for a hard copy.


 


 

GPCF Announces Board Bank Opportunity!


Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? Looking for a fulfilling volunteer position as well as a community leadership role? GPCF is creating a Board Bank to catalogue individuals who may be interested in serving on nonprofit boards of directors! Read more about this opportunity to serve your community. Click to download a copy of the Board Bank Application Form.





We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Community Fund Grants! This year's inaugural grants will be given to:

  • Brooklyn Economic Development to complete a community sign revitalization project initiated last year
  • City of Grinnell Parks and Recreation Department to install pet/human drinking fountains in four public parks in Grinnell
  • Poweshiek County Development to redesign the current Pow I-80 website to provide web presence for smaller communities in the county
  • Poweshiek County Extension and Outreach for the "Cooking Up Science: The Clover Cookie Factory" workshop to teach food science to youth
  • Poweshiek County Pioneer Cemetery Commission to restore and preserve small pioneer cemeteries throughout the county

 




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
 
The Build a Better Grinnell Community Assessment Report is in! Click here to view the report and other materials used for the project.