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.
The Kuyper Rolscreen Charitable Trust was established in 1952 by Pete and Lucille Kuyper. It was reorganized in 1968 as the Pella Rolscreen Foundation. Since 1952 the Foundation has focused on education and community betterment.
Education was a primary interest of Mr. Kuyper. His vision continues today with educational funding in each supported community. Grants are used for a wide variety of educational projects. A generous scholarship program for sons and daughters of team members has helped more than 500 students fulfill their dream of obtaining a college education.
Community betterment projects contribute to the quality of life for Pella Corporation team members and their families. As the company has grown and expanded, the Foundation has supported each new community where manufacturing operations are located.
In 1984, the Matching Gift Program was established as a way to direct the resources of the Foundation to eligible projects and organizations that are important to team members. A Volunteer Recognition Program was established in 2002, the 50th anniversary of the Foundation, to honor team members who volunteer their time to improve their communities.