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Annual Big GIVE for Poweshiek County kicks off with Spirit of Giving on October 4th

September 26, 2018 Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation will celebrate the launch of the 2018 Big GIVE fundraising campaign with the annual Spirit of Giving event which applauds the important role donors and volunteers have in community success throughout the county.  The public is welcome to attend the event to celebrate with the Foundation. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:13:53+00:00September 26th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

Give A Garden

Get Into Grinnell Blog (Posted by the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce on 9/20/18) Are you familiar with Grinnell's Giving Gardens? The first community Giving Garden was started in the summer of 2013 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. The gardens were developed as a part of a community transformation grant, and are intended to give the Grinnell community access [...]

By |2018-09-26T15:02:12+00:00September 26th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

Kites Over Grinnell at Ahrens Park on Sept. 29th

The always colorful and enjoyable fall event, Kites over Grinnell, will be held Sat., Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ahrens Park, sponsored by the Grinnell Rotary Club. This year’s event will honor three generations of Rotary leaders from the Urfer family: the late Samuel J. Urfer, who served as president from [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:13:54+00:00September 18th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

Grinnell Connected PTO Receives 2018 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Award

August 20, 2018 Grinnell Connected is the 2018 recipient of the “Leave It Better ThanYou Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF). Grinnell Connected is the volunteer-run, combined school booster group for elementary and middle schools formerly known as PTO. The nonprofit organization encourages engagement among families, teachers and community [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:13:54+00:00August 20th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

Grinnell honored by Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Grinnell Education Partnership recognized for supporting students’ success in school August 8, 2018 The national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR) recognized the Grinnell Education Partnership with several honors at the GLR Week national conference in Philadelphia July 23–27. The program received a Pacesetter designation, Grinnell was recognized as a GLR Bright Spot and five members [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:13:54+00:00August 8th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

Nonprofit Educational Workshop Series: Financial Management

August 6, 2018 Beginning next week, the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation and Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation will begin a monthly Nonprofit Educational Workshop series for local nonprofit organizations. Each session will be held on the third Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will focus on one area [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:53:22+00:00August 7th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments

Family Memorializes Infant Daughter By Supporting and Promoting the Tiger Packs Program

August 2, 2018 The Tiger Packs program, established to combat hunger in the Grinnell-Newburg School District, recently was gifted more than $2,830 from a family mourning the loss of their infant daughter.  This collective gift will provide approximately 800 Tiger Packs packages to Grinnell-Newburg students in the 2018-19 school year. Gustie Pearl Hanson, infant daughter [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:13:54+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments


July 31, 2018 The Community Support Services (CSS) program started by the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF) in 2006 has grown to deliver and expand its back office support services to the area’s nonprofit partner organizations. The CSS program strengthens the missions, organizational capacity and efficiencies of local nonprofits through shared staff and [...]

By |2018-08-02T18:43:50+00:00August 1st, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments


July 2, 2018 On Saturday, July 7, Imagine Grinnell (IG) will combine its third annual Giving Gardens bike tour with a new offering—the first annual Grinnell Gravel Tour, a cycling option that is growing in popularity nationwide and within the community. The bike tour is being coordinated this year by IG intern Kate Wiley, a [...]

By |2018-10-29T17:13:55+00:00July 11th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments


June 25, 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 “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 2018 “Leave [...]

By |2018-06-27T18:51:01+00:00June 27th, 2018|Foundation News|0 Comments
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