The University of Iowa

Pella Rolscreen Foundation

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Name 
Karmen Gardner
Telephone Number 
102 Main St.
Pella, IA 50219-2147
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

The Pella Rolscreen Foundation seeks to contribute to the civic, cultural, educational, social and physical environment in which Pella Corporation team members reside through gifts to active, nonprofit, charitable organizations whose purpose coincides with this goal. Direct grants will be complemented by an employee Matching Gift Program and a Volunteer Recognition Program that will provide for ongoing support to local charities.

Sample Grants 

In 2021, the following grants were awarded by the Pella Rolscreen Foundation: Spirit of Pella downtown enhancement initiative, $50,000; Knoxville Hospital, emergency services renovation, $25,000; Pleasantville Betterment Organization, all-inclusive playground equipment, $25,000; Newton High School, CNC equipment for industrial technology program, $20,000;  PCM High School, 3D printer for industrial technology program, $12, 000; Iowa State Fair Foundation, Pella Plaza improvements and expansion, $48,500; Kuemper Catholic School Foundation, window replacement nd high school building enhancement, $25,000; Pella Police Department K9 program, $18,000.

Pella Corporation employee scholarships, $183,000; Mahaska Environmental Education Center, $33,000; Central College Scholarships, $225,000; New World Symphony America's Orchestral Academy, $2,500; WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), $10,000; Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, $5,000; Knoxville Public Library, $50,000.

Application Information 

The Grant Guidelines web page has information for qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) public non-profits and governmental entities in the communities where Pella Corporation maintains manufacturing plants. These entities are invited to submit grant requests. Proposals should address one or more of the priorities outlined in the Foundation’s Purpose. Requests are reviewed semi-annually with proposals due May 1 and November 1 of each year.  

Persons interested in scholarships should refer to the Sons & Daughters Scholarships page.

Karmen Gardner, Executive Director
Pella Rolscreen Foundation
c/o Pella Corporation
102 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219
Telephone: 641-621-6224


Limited to areas in which Pella Corporation employees live and work. For other restrictions, see pages related to specific funding opportunities.


Tim Yaggi, Director
Charles Farver, Director
David Smart, Director
Adam Farver, Chairman
Karmen Gardner, Secretary

Grant Sizes: 
$2,500, $225,000
Total Grants 


Date of latest financial data 
Jan 2019
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