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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

Celebrating philanthropy by the numbers

In 2013, we set out to raise $150 million for Grinnell and to inspire our alumni, parents, and friends to engage as volunteers, attend events, make gifts and mentor students. We were embarking on the most ambitious comprehensive campaign in the College’s history. In 2019, we elevated our goal to $175 million because of tremendous response in the early phase of the campaign. Today, we celebrate how Grinnell’s community of donors and volunteers exceeded our goals, and our expectations.

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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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See how a strong culture of giving is helping Grinnell graduates become global citizens who are well-prepared to change the world.

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Thank you!

We have more than 19,000 reasons to celebrate

We are excited to recognize over 19,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends of the college who have come together to accomplish something incredible. We set an ambitious goal with the Campaign for Grinnell College, and in true Grinnellian fashion, we didn't just achieve our goal, we overachieved it.

We are inspired by the commitment of everyone who participated to help provide current and future Grinnellians an excellent liberal arts education and opportunities to explore, collaborate, and learn. Thank you.

Honor Roll of Giving