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“LEAVE IT BETTER” NOMINATIONS OPEN

July 1, 2017 Nominations are open for the 2017 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” awards from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation. All Grinnell area nonprofit, social, civic, fraternal, and community groups making a difference in the local community are eligible to be nominated by the Aug. 1 deadline. The 2017 “Leave [...]

By | 2017-07-06T20:16:31+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

GIVING GARDEN ADDED AT AHRENS PARK

June 26, 2017 Grinnell ended 2016 with four giving gardens, and the 2017 gardening season has seen the addition of three more gardens, including one in Ahrens Park, as well as an increase in the people watching over those gardens. Imagine Grinnell will host a bike tour of giving gardens on Saturday, July 8. Giving [...]

By | 2017-06-28T20:11:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Foundation News|0 Comments

AHRENS FOUNDATION RECEIVES ART OF GROWING COMMUNITY AWARD

October 13, 2016 The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) bestowed its four annual awards during an Oct. 8 event and added a new award to be given as appropriate. The event raised over $12,000 for the foundation's Big Give Month, including an auction of two paintings created as attendees watched. Award recipients were Sig and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:50+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

Dolly’s Garden Permaculture Makeover

October 10, 2016 Photos show the transformation of Dolly's Garden at Ahrens Park during the October 8th fun-filled landscape design class hosted by Imagine Grinnell and the Ahrens Park Foundation. Three heirloom peach trees, a large strawberry patch, and several gooseberry bushes are just a few of the new additions for the edible landscape planted in the garden.  A second phase [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:50+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

DOLLY’S GARDEN TO ADD PERMACULTURE FEATURES

September 22, 2016 Imagine Grinnell holding October “Edible Landscape” Workshops at Dolly's Garden beginning October 1st Imagine Grinnell and The Ahrens Park Foundation will host two fun-filled landscape design classes on October 1 and October 8th. Participants of any gardening level will learn about how to integrate perennial food-bearing plants, shrubs and trees into any [...]

By | 2016-09-29T19:07:20+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

2016 “LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT” AWARD TO GRINNELL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

August 18, 2016 The Grinnell Education Partnership, a collaboration of area institutions, employers and individuals committed to educational success, is the 2016 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF). The “Leave It Better ThanYou Found It” award commemorates the August birthday of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2016 “LEAVE IT BETTER” AWARD

June 20, 2016 Nominations are open for the 2016 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation. All Grinnell area nonprofit, social, civic, fraternal, and community groups making a difference in the local community are eligible to be nominated by the Aug. 1 deadline. The 2016 “Leave [...]

By | 2016-08-23T19:30:53+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

CSS REACHES 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE OTHERS

June 1, 2016 The Community Support Services (CSS) program of the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF) has reached its 10-year anniversary, and according to CDAF President and CEO Julie Gosselink, the program has “exceeded all expectations.” CSS has also become a model for other foundations, and in 2010, was recognized with the national [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:50+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments

IMPROVEMENTS TO AHRENS BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COMPLEX

May 3, 2016 The Ahrens Baseball/Softball Complex received a nice face lift thanks to some new fencing, new field material, base systems, and a fresh coat of paint on all of the press boxes and dugouts for all eight ball fields this past fall and spring.  Improvements to the complex were completed just in time for the [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:58:51+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Foundation News|0 Comments