The United Way of Grinnell partners with organizations that are committed to providing a better quality of live for our community. We prioritize funding for organizations that focus on improving education (E), health (H),  and income (I). 


Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters  (E, H, I)

The mission of Heart of Iowa Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


Crisis Intervention Services (E, H, I)

Crisis Intervention Services provides free and confidential services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. They provide 24-hour crisis lines; individual crisis counseling; emergency shelter; medical, legal, and economic advocacy; prevention education; children’s services; information and referrals; transportation; and financial assistance.


Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (E, H)

Girl Scouts empowers K-12 girls as they develop confidence, connect with others, and apply leadership skills. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience supports girls in reaching their full potential.


Grinnell Community Daycare & Preschool  (E, H, I)

Grinnell Community Daycare & Preschool is a preschool and childcare center serving kids 6 weeks of age to 4th grade. They provide a safe, supportive and educational environment for the healthy development of each child.


Grinnell Ministerial Association (I)

Provides for lodging, food, gas, and other needs for people in Grinnell.

  • Office: (641) 236-4136

Davis Elementary School Fourth Grade Outdoor Education Camp (E, I)

The Davis Outdoor Education program provides a three-day, two-night outdoor education program for all fourth graders in the Grinnell-Newburg School District to explore nature and connect with the earth.


Iowa Legal Aid (E, H, I)

Iowa Legal Aid assures fairness for all in the justice system by providing access to legal assistance that will help protect a person’s livelihood, health, and family. This is accomplished through easy-to-understand forms (including online forms); legal assistance or representation; and legal self-help clinics, so people can know their rights and responsibilities.


Mid-Iowa Community Action (E, H, I)

Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. (MICA) is a private, nonprofit organization serving children and families in central Iowa affected by the conditions of poverty. MICA provides early childhood, health, family development and housing services as well as community enrichment programs.


Montezuma Food Pantry (H, I)

Provides temporary assistance to Grinnell residents living below 185% of the federal poverty threshold with perishable and non-perishable foods including meat, dairy, produce, and shelf items.


Poweshiek County Extension (E)

Empowers youth to reach their full potential while experiencing the joy of learning in a supportive, creative, challenging and fun environment.


Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (I)

Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell seeks to strengthen individuals’ economic well-being by empowering them to pursue financial opportunities or minimize the impacts of potentially derailing intermittent financial expenses through providing affordable loans to those who lack access to these from traditional financial institutions.