Grundy County Community Foundation seeks committee volunteers

The Grundy County Community Foundation (GCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA), is seeking volunteers to serve on its governing committee. The GCCF connects people to the causes they care about through charitable giving, enriches Grundy County communities through grantmaking and believes in the power of partnerships. Since 2005, the GCCF has granted over $1.7 million to nonprofits and government agencies serving Grundy County.

The GCCF governing committee consists of up to 15 members elected to serve a term of three years. Committee members must either live or work in Grundy County and have a desire to make the county and all its communities stronger, more inclusive places for all people. The committee is currently seeking volunteers to fill open committee positions.

“The characteristics that I believe are needed to be a volunteer with the Community Foundation are trustworthiness, honesty and responsibility,” said Nick Jans, committee member with the Grundy County Community Foundation. “We all bring something to the table and you don’t have to be uniquely qualified to become a volunteer, you just have to come into it with a good heart and wanting to do good and ultimately that’s what is making our team better.”

Committee members work in collaboration with CFNEIA staff to carry out the mission of the Foundation. Responsibilities include the review of annual grant applications and distribution of over $100,000 in grants, and active participation in committee discussions about ways to grow the Foundation through public awareness, community leadership, asset growth and other activities.

“The Grundy County Community Foundation has awarded grants to various organizations and project areas for 16 years. Our goal is to continue establishing and growing funds that can be distributed back into the community,” said Alexa Hach, co-chair of the Grundy County Community Foundation. “To be part of this process has been a very rewarding experience. I look forward to the growth of the committee and the upcoming grant cycle. As our motto goes, we are ‘Together for Good’.”

Current members of the GCCF governing committee include Jeffrey Frank, Alexa Hach, Nick Jans, Jen Jensen, Jake Pabst, Erin Schildroth, and Angie Thesing.

Individuals interested in volunteering with the GCCF can find more information and complete the online volunteer interest form at www.cfneia.org/volunteer. Questions may be directed to Laurie Everhardt at leverhardt@cfneia.org or 319-243-1352.

More information about the GCCF can be found at www.grundyccf.org.