With great forethought, it was decided that the patent for the round baler would go into the Foundation. This helped grow funds for community wide projects throughout the years such as the Pella Indoor Swimming Pool, renovation of the Pella Opera House, the Central College Science Center, the Pella Public Library, and the new Pella Christian High School facility. VCF has grown to support communities in which Vermeer Corporation employees live as well as supporting seminaries and colleges affiliated with the Christian Reformed and Reformed churches and various mission work and environmental protection projects.
VCF continues to be guided by Vermeer Corporation’s 4-P Philosophy of principles, people, products and profit. This philosophy is built on the strong foundation of Biblical principles such as striving for excellence, honesty, stewardship of resources and honoring the Golden Rule, “Do for others what you want them to do for you.” Vermeer Corporation and VCF seek to be a blessing especially in serving our team members and their communities in gratitude for their contributions of hard work toward the success of Vermeer Corporation.
As third generation Vermeer family members have joined the VCF Board of Directors, the goal remains the same – for the Foundation to come together with Vermeer Corporation in serving others.