In 2019, Imagine Grinnell will celebrate its 35th year of helping to make Grinnell a healthier and more sustainable community. Thanks to friends and supporters like you, IG has worked hard to increased access to healthy locally-grown food and outdoor activities, reduce our town’s environmental footprint through solar and energy efficiency programs, increase recycling and water-quality improvement projects, to name just a few!

Visit beautiful Marvin Garden!

In 2018, our staff and volunteers completed a three-year fundraising campaign for the new skatepark, hosted educational events and expanded our Giving Gardens. We worked with Ahrens Park to make their facilities more environmentally-friendly. We also held the area’s first gravel-riding bike tour, raising awareness of our bicycle-friendly community and attracting cyclists from across the region.

This year, we will be launching new initiatives, including an annual gravel-biking festival, new solar and recycling projects,healthy food and outdoor activity programs, and much more.

If your budget allows, we hope that you will consider making a tax deductible gift to Imagine Grinnell’s operational fund to help us continue to do the special projects that add to our town’s resilliency, vibrancy and unique character. You can send a check to: Imagine Grinnell, PO Box 538, Grinnell, Iowa, 50112. Or donate online.


2018-19 Board of Directors

Executive Director: Rich Dana

President: Keira Wilson
Vice President: Vanessa Preast
Past President: Chad Nath
Secretary: Laurel Tuggle
Co-Treasurers: Tim Ellsworth & Shannon Fitzgerald
Lauren Augustin
Scott Baumann
Richard Berman
Jon Duke
Kamal Hammouda
Jennifer Latham    
Holly Pettlon