To you who may be interested in and/or making application to the Vermeer Charitable Foundation:
Welcome to our website!
We have been involved in the work of Vermeer Charitable Foundation (VCF) since the early 1970s both as directors and as officers. It has been a humbling and gratifying experience. A growing legacy of following the Biblical principles of stewardship and responsibility as well as the joy of giving and thankfulness are at the heart of VCF.
As Vermeer Corporation has grown, so also has Vermeer Charitable Foundation. Local focus continues to remain strong as VCF supports many civic, church and educational needs from the central Iowa area where we draw our valued employees. Vermeer Corporation’s technology and expertise have proven to be additional resources to be used through the foundation toward disaster relief as well as contributing to better quality of life for people around the world.
Three generations of the Vermeer family shareholders now serve as directors on the Board of VCF. Their passions have changed and challenged the foundation over the years. “Bricks & Mortar” type projects somewhat dominated the early years and then education and scholarships became a growing interest, especially as it impacted our employees’ children. Environmental protection and business mentoring globally are more recent focuses for the foundation. VCF continues to seek to be not only reactive but also proactive to the world in which we live, thereby helping to make our world work.
Enjoy your visit to our website, and blessings to you in your charitable endeavors!
President of Vermeer Charitable Foundation
Chairman of the Board of Vermeer Corporation
Executive Secretary of Vermeer Charitable Foundation