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The Campaign

Thank you for believing in Grinnell College

The future of Grinnell College — of our students, our alumni, and our global community of change makers — is more secure and well-positioned thanks to Grinnellians’ participation, engagement, and financial support throughout the Campaign for Grinnell College. 

More than 19,500 Grinnellians enthusiastically invested in students during the campaign, and every single gift enhanced the College’s ability to achieve great outcomes for current and future students. Over 4,000 Grinnellians also joined us as volunteers and we especially, and graciously, acknowledge those who played a leadership role in the Campaign for Grinnell College.

The campaign also became a catalyst for connecting alumni and donors with students and with each other and a means of reaffirming and bolstering our community. Whether you shared your time, talent, treasure, or ties, we thank you for your participation and your care for our students and the Grinnell community. 

Thank you for empowering Grinnellians to make a positive impact on the world.

Together, we are changing lives through philanthropy.

Our Results

Goal Surpassed – Thank You!

Thanks to your generosity, we exceeded our goal and raised $189 million for Grinnell. The future of Grinnell College is more secure and well-positioned thanks to your ongoing participation, engagement, and financial support. Thank you for helping us to provide robust, diverse opportunities that create globally informed and well-prepared graduates.

Hover over each section to see our results.


Scholarships and Financial Aid


Individually Advised Teaching and Learning


The Center for Careers, Life, and Service


Institute for Global Engagement


World-Class Facilities


The Pioneer Fund


Yet to be designated

$189,109,377 As of June 30, 2021

Our Stories

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A never-ending pursuit of the greater good.

Throughout this campaign, Grinnellians across the world have reinvested in our community. By attending virtual events or taking on one of many leadership roles in the Grinnell alumni community, Grinnellians have been involved and engaged with each other and the College.

We look forward to sharing news of opportunities to gather in person in 2022 to celebrate this campaign and to consider, together, how we can continue to work to strengthen the Grinnell community; to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion among our ranks, create opportunities for current and future students, and support each other as we continue to leave our mark on a world that needs Grinnellians now more than ever.

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