2019 President's Report
Dear Community Friends,
For our size community Pella is unusual in that there are many not-for-profits who need financial support. It’s possible for individuals to become overwhelmed by requests for contributions. That's why the Pella Community Foundation was established. We spread the impact of a single gift to a broad spectrum of different organizations. Your gift to our annual fund can have a wide impact. To make it easy use the “Donate” button on the home page and make your contribution on-line.
This year's Board Directed Grants total increased to a record $100,000 and included 32 grants of from $500 to $10,000 given to 28 different Pella area not-for-profit organizations. Grants to many different organizations with different needs touching different people.
This year the Pella Community Foundation's assets continued to grow with several major gifts, the establishment of new Endowment Funds and Donor Advised Funds. For the first time assets topped $7.6 million. We take pride in consistently minimizing operating costs. We are managed by volunteers, have no paid executive staff and endeavour to keep the costs of operation as low as possible so more funds can be used for grants.
If you love Pella and want to see it continue to improve, then consider a gift. A fast and easy way is to click the "DONATE" button on the home page. Another great way to give back is to make an endowed gift during your lifetime or include the Foundation in your estate plans. Your gift can have a lasting impact on the quality of life for all our citizens far into the future. Contact us for more information. We'll be happy to work with you!
Jim Brandl, President