In the Community

In the Community

Grinnell Mutual understands that making the world a better place begins at home. We believe in extending a compassionate hand to the people who live and work in the communities we call home. Grant programs like Road to Success and Fairground Facelift actively support and encourage our students, our neighbors, and our employees through the spirit of giving and volunteerism.

Road to Success scholarship program Fairground Facelift program Volunteering at Grinnell Mutual

We’re rooted in humanity.

At Grinnell Mutual, we look beyond our walls and embrace not only our neighbors, but individuals and families we’ll never meet. The Grinnell Mutual Group (GMG) Foundation was established to help sustain non-profit organizations committed to education, healthcare, agriculture, community development, and our employees' civic involvement.

The GMG Foundation and Grinnell Mutual support organizations that reflect who we are and embody the things we believe everyone is deserving of: hope, encouragement, and compassion. Contact us for more information about the GMG Foundation or to inquire about foundation support of your organization.

ABI Foundation

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation

Iowa Games

Iowa State University Foundation

Make a Wish

Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA)


Special Olympics Iowa

United Way

UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center

University of Iowa Foundation

University of Northern Iowa Foundation

Read how we serve communities like yours

Volunteering (01/20/2022)
Each year, our employee volunteer for hundreds of hours in their communities and donate thousands of dollars to the causes they care about.

Volunteer firefighters (12/22/2021)
More than 19,000 of the nearly 30,000 fire departments in the U.S. are volunteer-only operations, and of the 1.1 million firefighters in the U.S.

Grinnell Mutual supports Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games (10/01/2021)
Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games receive donations and volunteer support from Grinnell Mutual. Grinnell Mutual President Jeff Menary summed up the company’s sponsorship of Special Olympics Iowa nicely: “It’s one of those things where you get more out of it than you give.”

Employees donate holiday gift money (12/17/2020)
A total of $13,260 was donated to causes important to Grinnell Mutual employees including $9,330 directed to the national food charity Feeding America. Funds also went to Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA), a local food pantry.

Employee volunteers (08/26/2020)
At Grinnell Mutual, doing for others is baked into our company culture. For our employees, lending a hand isn’t just an 8-hour, paid-time-off work perk. It’s a way of life.

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Grinnell Mutual: partners in ATV Safety (07/08/2016)
University of Iowa (UI) Children’s Hospital ATV Safety program staff attended the Grinnell Mutual Annual Meeting Expo June 28–29 and wrapped up its participation with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety presentation to Grinnell Mutual staff members.

Partners in Education has long history of community involvement (09/14/2015)
Over three decades ago, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and Grinnell Middle School formed a partnership that continues to thrive today. Partners in Education (PIE) assists the middle school in a variety of ways, and also benefits Grinnell Mutual employees by giving them an opportunity to give back to the community.