The Pella Community Foundation gave another record amount of grants in 2021. Twenty-eight Pella-area organizations are receiving $117,100 to support various projects benefiting residents and visitors. This year, two Impact grants were awarded, which President of the Foundation Jim Brandl says are intended to play a key role in providing significant funding for projects that strengthen Pella by addressing major initiatives and promising opportunities. The Well was awarded a grant of $25,000 for their Well Works expansion project and the Pella Community Ambulance received $10,000 for a multi-use trailer.

“We thank these non-profits for helping to fulfill our stated mission to preserve our heritage and enhance the quality of life for the people of Pella. And to those who regularly support the Foundation with contributions and those who have the Community Foundation in their estate plans we extend our heartfelt thanks,” Brandl said.