2021 Employee Giving Campaign

Your Passion. Our Purpose.

Every day, you make an impact for the patients and families we serve, as well as for our UnityPoint Health - Grinnell teammates. You have the opportunity to continue that impact through our Employee Giving Campaign (EGC). 

The EGC is a chance for us to come together in philanthropy to impact the lives of the team members, patients and families we serve. 100% of your donation stays local and goes directly to the area you designate. Giving is easy! Find your passion - make a difference!

Find Your Passion: We've identified projects primed to make a difference at UnityPoint Health - Grinnell. Choose a project close to your heart and rally your cause.

Make A Gift: Giving is simple with these options:

  • One-time cash gift or payroll deduction

  • Recurring payroll deductions

  • PTO hours (PTO calculator available)

You can download and complete your giving form or choose to make your donation online.

See Your Impact: Every gift you make starts something remarkable. Follow along with your impact and see the lives your gift touches. Each gift, no matter the amount, makes a huge difference for our patients, families and team members.

Passion Area: New Medical Equipment

New medical equipment can provide life-saving, safe patient-handling equipment to increase comfort for our patients and equip GRMC to provide a healthier, more ergonomic working environment for our team members. 

IMPACT: The 2019 EGC funded new patient chairs for Med/Surg. The chairs provided comfort for patients, offering a number of recline and flat bed positions. The recliners promote recovery by helping patients get out of bed faster and provide a comfortable alternative for patients and families.

PASSION ACTIVITY: Virtual Medical Trivia, November 9 - 15
Click on this link (available on/after November 6) and answer the medical trivia questions. The final day to answer questions is November 15. Everyone who has all the questions correct will be entered into a drawing. Ten lucky winners will receive $10 in Grinnell Chamber Bucks. Drawing will be November 16.

Terri Nath supports Medical Equipment

Passion Area: Compassion Fund

This NEW program to the GRMC Foundation provides support to patients and families beyond what the hospital can provide. Assistance is based on financial needs and responds to the unique circumstances of the patients and families.

IMPACT: Examples: gas cards to travel to appointments, lodging, small equipment and one-time prescriptions. This assistance provides peace of mind and helps reduce stress on patients and families during a challenging time.

PASSION ACTIVITY: Care Walk, November 18 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join the Care Walk around the hospital campus between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Earn 100 OnPoint for Health Points if you participate. Even if you are unable to walk, team members are encouraged to stop by the cafeteria seating area for a warm drink from Saints Rest, provided by the GRMC Foundation.

Laura Juel supports the Compassion Fund

Passion Area: Employee Crisis Fund

The Employee Crisis Fund helps meet the immediate, emergency needs of employees who have been impacted by personal crisis such as prolonged illness, death or weather event. 

IMPACT: UPH System funded $26,500 to 135 Grinnell employees through the derecho relief cash cards and additional support to employees most effected by the damage. The GRMC Foundation, through the dollars raised by the 2020 EGC, has provided $6,000 to employees for crisis assistance (not related to the derecho) this year.

PASSION ACTIVITY: Get-To-Know-You Employee BINGO Card, November 24 – December 2
Click here to download or print your BINGO card.

Gracie Vigil supports the Employee Crisis Fund

Passion Area: Area of Greatest Need

Unexpected events happen and may create an unanticipated expense. When you give to unrestricted funds, your donation can help expend them as needs arise. 

IMPACT: The OB Department unexpectedly had lights in need of replacement. The support of unrestricted funds helped provide new lighting in the OB rooms, essential to safe-patient care.

PASSION ACTIVITY: Unexpected Events POP Up, December 2
The Foundation Team will be visiting your area and treating you to pop and popcorn December 2.

Sheryl Baarda supports area of greatest need.

Fun Ways to Participate!

Wear your passion on your sleeve with the GIVE 5 CHALLENGE! Make a minimum gift of $5 per pay period, or a one-time gift of $130+, and receive a campaign shirt.

Your Passion Our Purpose UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Shirt
If every UnityPoint Health – Grinnell team member joined the GIVE 5 CHALLENGE, we could raise more than $40,000 to impact the lives of our patients and employees! To receive your shirt, submit your EGC pledge form by December 10. 'Your Passion Our Purpose' shirt Fridays will be announced in 2021.

Every gift, no matter the size, has perks too!

All employees who have pledge or donated will:

  • Be entered into a drawing to receive a gift basket

  • Be enrolled in a monthly drawing for reserved parking spaces

  • Receive updates of the impact of your gift

One hundred percent of your donation stays local and goes directly to the area you designate. Gifts are tax-deductible as prescribed by law. Thank you for supporting the Foundation!

If you have any questions about the 2021 EGC, please contact Amber Elliott at (641) 236-2961 or