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July 12, 2021 Nominations are open for the 2021 “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 August 1 deadline. The 2021 “Leave [...]

2021-07-12T10:58:42-06:00July 12th, 2021|Foundation News|

Music Benefits Brain Function

June 29, 2021 Research shows that participating in music study benefits both brain structure and brain function! The Vosburg Music Fund can help with funding assistance for music lessons!

2021-06-29T10:58:00-06:00June 29th, 2021|Vosburg Music Fund|

Funding Assistance Available!

June 29, 2021 We can help with funding assistance for marriage counseling!

2021-06-29T10:55:15-06:00June 29th, 2021|Strong Foundation|

Giving Gardens Growing Strong

June 25, 2021 Looking for some free fresh veggies? Check out the Giving Gardens this weekend. Pick some peas or basil at Marvin Garden. Add some zucchini or yellow squash from Summer St. Garden and head over to Ahrens Park garden for more zucchini or kohlrabi. All free! A map to the gardens can be [...]

Together, #GrinnelliansUnite

June 24, 2021 Yesterday, along with our community partners, the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce officially submitted a video to the #IowansUnite Community Pride Video Contest to win a mural for Grinnell! You heard it -- a free mural for the video with the most votes! Over the past year we have seen our community, [...]

2021-06-25T11:46:32-06:00June 24th, 2021|Foundation News|


Friday, June 11, 2021 The Grinnell Mutual Group Foundation has partnered with local non-profit Imagine Grinnell and the 1000 Trees project to offer a two-year, $20,000 challenge grant to replace trees throughout Grinnell that were lost to the 2020 Derecho. The grant will match dollar-for-dollar donations received from supporters in 2021 and 2022. Financial [...]

2021-06-15T11:48:59-06:00June 11th, 2021|Imagine Grinnell|

Meet our New Hire!

June 9, 2021 Meet our newest hire, Jennifer Cogley! Jennifer is the director of partner programs for the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation, a brand new position for the Foundation. Jennifer will have oversight of all CDAF partner programs and will work closely, supporting and collaborating, with partner committees. She will also have [...]

2021-06-25T11:55:35-06:00June 9th, 2021|Foundation News|

Make It OK

May 17, 2021 It’s OK to get help with mental illness — life can get better. Let’s end mental illness stigma and support those who are seeking treatment. Learn more: https://ahrensfamilyfoundation.org/jpk-grinnell-mental.../ MakeItOK.org/Iowa #MakeItOK

2021-06-29T09:05:14-06:00May 17th, 2021|JPK|

Final Food Box Distribution May 13

May 9, 2021 The final round of "Time to Eat", our free food box program is  Thursday, May 13. Starting at 4pm for the public. Located at 2021 6th Ave.

Once Upon A Playground

May 6, 2021 Great post from the Chandler Museum- AZ about Grinnell local Susan Ahrens Witt , CDAF Board Member and Granddaughter of the late Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens. So cool! Have you ever visited a museum and found a picture of yourself on the walls?? Well, this visitor did! Grand-daughter of Claude W. [...]

2021-05-12T13:59:44-06:00May 6th, 2021|Foundation News|
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