In pursuit of a greater impact
in the world

We’ve come a long way, together.
We can’t stop now.


When the Campaign for Grinnell began quietly in 2013, the world was a very different place.


With the unique global and societal challenges we are facing today, the College’s commitment to providing a highly individualized, world-class education to every admitted student, regardless of their ability to pay, has never been more important. The ability to create new opportunities in the age of virtual learning and social distancing are of critical importance.


Thanks to your generosity, we crossed our campaign fundraising goal a full year early. While that accomplishment is worth celebrating, the need for philanthropy has not lessened. By investing in the campaign, you are helping Grinnell increase diversity and equity, and creating the opportunity for life changing programs and opportunities.


The world needs more Grinnellians. Your investment will help make that possible. Please join us by investing in our brighter future.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Need-blind admission affirms our foundational principles, ensures access for every qualified student, and allows students from all walks of life to enrich our learning community. Learn more>>

Individually Advised Teaching and Learning

We must provide a unique academic experience for every student, enriched by inquiry-led learning, faculty mentored research, and other forms of research as a discipline for discovery. This priority includes support for the liberal arts experience including co-curricular opportunities and student support networks. Learn more>>

Center for Careers, Life, and Service

The Center for Careers, Life and Service is committed to connecting and integrating students’ interests and studies through real-world, hands-on experiences, internships, externships, and apprenticeships, enabling students to pursue and succeed across multiple life paths and careers. Learn more>>

Institute for Global Engagement

Rich study-abroad and global experiences, international internships, and opportunities for travel ensure that Grinnell graduates have an expanded worldview and are prepared to thrive and contribute to communities around the world. Learn more>>

World-Class Facilities

These ensure that the Grinnell learning place encourages collaboration, creativity, and inquiry among our entire campus community. Learn more>>

The Pioneer Fund

The Pioneer Fund provides unrestricted gifts that benefit the College by allowing investments where funds are needed most from year to year. Learn more>>