SHE Counts board gathers to distribute personal care items

September 13, 2021 SHE Counts board members gathered to distribute over 4100 feminine hygiene products. Thank you for all of the donations! Contributions can still be made at HyVee in Grinnell. All products to benefit, the high school and middle school, MICA and Crisis Intervention Services.

2021-09-16T12:58:54-06:00September 13th, 2021|Foundation News, She Counts|


September 1, 2021 SAVE THE DATE! After a year of social distancing and disconnection, we are excited to participate in the Healthiest State Initiative 11th Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, and connect with our fellow Iowans! Please register here for the October 6th walk at Ahrens Parkat 1:00 p.m. The walk [...]

2021-09-01T13:28:27-06:00September 1st, 2021|Ahrens Park Foundation, Foundation News|

Great Western Bank $2,500 Grant

September 1, 2021 Thank you to Great Western Bank for supporting the Poweshiek Housing Assistance Fund with a $2,500 Making Life Great Grant! This grant will be used to assist individuals and families who are facing housing insecurity in Poweshiek County. The Poweshiek Housing Assistance Fund is one of our partner programs helping individuals [...]

G-N District Receives Multiple Nominations to Win “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Award

August 18, 2021 The Grinnell-Newburg Community School District is the 2021 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF). The G-N district received multiple nominations citing the staff and administration’s dedicated response to COVID-19 and the derecho and its care for students [...]

2021-09-01T13:29:39-06:00August 19th, 2021|Foundation News|

1000Trees Grinnell Plans Fall Planting Event

August 17, 2021 Imagine Grinnell and its 1000Trees Grinnell initiative will be hosting a fall planting event on Saturday, October 9 for pre-ordered trees. Trees are purchased with funds from Grinnell Mutual Foundation Grant, Clarity Eye Care, Roland and Dielman, Cirks Financial Services, Ramsey Weeks, Total Rehab, Grinnell Eye Care, Grinnell Family Care, Grinnell [...]

2021-08-17T14:55:12-06:00August 17th, 2021|Foundation News, Imagine Grinnell|

Native Landscaping Areas in Bloom

August 16, 2021 Hey, have you noticed our native landscaping areas are starting to bloom? Lots of one eyed susans are popping up everywhere. We have three different areas around the park dedicated to native landscaping to enjoy. Next year we expect full blooms of so many more native flowers and grasses.


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|

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|

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|
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