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The Campaign

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.

Together, we are greater.

Our Progress

It's up to us. All of us.

Thanks to your generosity, we have crossed our comprehensive campaign fundraising goal of $175 million. So, why are we still fundraising?  Ongoing support for each of the campaign’s priorities remains crucial to helping Grinnell increase diversity and equity, and creating the opportunity for life changing programs and opportunities for all students.

Hover over each section to see our progress.


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

$186,006,858 As of April 30, 2021

Our Stories

Grinnell alumni preserve river ecosystems through restoration efforts

Barbara Charry ’85 & Andrew Stephenson ’10

Barbara Charry ’85 and Andrew Stephenson ’10 use nature-based solutions to protect river wildlife and address climate change.

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Get Involved

A never-ending pursuit of the greater good.

It's time for all of us to reinvest, to ensure that Grinnell College's mission thrives in the world. Whether it's attending a virtual event or taking on one of many leadership roles in the Grinnell alumni community, there are plenty of ways for Grinnellians to get involved and help Grinnell engage in its community and the world.

Join us, and together we can work to strengthen the Grinnell community; to increase diversity and equity 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 sorely needs more Grinnellians.

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