Foundation News

Home/Foundation News

Celebrate International Women’s Day with us!

February 10, 2020 Enjoy dinner and a show (and more) March 9 on Grinnell Mutual’s campus! Tickets will be available until March 2. On March 9, S.H.E. Counts, the Grinnell League of Women Voters, and the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation will be hosting the fifth annual International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is [...]

By |2020-02-10T22:04:16+00:00February 10th, 2020|Foundation News|0 Comments

Tiger Packs partners with Hy-Vee for Fundraiser

January 29, 2020 The Tiger Packs program is partnering with Hy-Vee for the Food 4 Thought Fundraiser. Tiger Packs is a local backpack program for pre K- 8th grade students in the Grinnell-Newburg school district to help combat hunger. Each week a bag of kid-friendly, nutritious snacks are sent home for the weekend to [...]

By |2020-01-29T22:12:42+00:00January 29th, 2020|Foundation News|0 Comments

Imagine Grinnell seeks new board members

January 27, 2020 Imagine Grinnell is inviting interested community members to continue the legacy of Imagine Grinnell by joining the board or volunteering. The mission of Imagine Grinnell is to turn imagination into action to create a more vibrant, sustainable and healthy Grinnell. Imagine Grinnell began in 1985 with the dreams of a few [...]

By |2020-01-29T22:13:58+00:00January 29th, 2020|Foundation News|0 Comments

9th Annual Big Give Results

December 3, 2019 The ninth annual Big GIVE for Poweshiek County raised $189,252 for 61 local funds and nonprofits supported by the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF). The annual campaign sponsored by the two foundations reaches over 2,000 households via a mailed catalog of giving [...]

By |2020-01-29T22:15:34+00:00December 4th, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments

Students emphasize importance of philanthropy during week-long celebration

November 19, 2019 During the hustle and bustle of a busy fall semester, taking a moment to appreciate the importance of philanthropy doesn’t always happen. That’s why during National Philanthropy Week (Nov. 11-15) members of the Grinnell College Student Alumni Council wanted to make sure students recognize how philanthropy is intertwined with their Grinnell [...]

By |2019-12-04T20:02:54+00:00December 4th, 2019|Foundation News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big GIVE launches today

October 1, 2019 During the month of October Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF) launch the 2019 Big GIVE fundraising campaign. Big GIVE Month is a focused effort to help donors—first-time and repeat—to find the fund or project that best matches their giving interest or to [...]

By |2019-10-02T18:39:34+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments

final phase of ahrens park improvement plan to begin

September 12, 2019 The third and final phase of the current improvement plans for Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park are to begin, creating a new entrance to the park, an additional exit out of the park and resurfacing parking lots. In fall 2017, the Ahrens Park Foundation announced a $1 million multiphase, multiyear capital improvements project. [...]

By |2019-10-02T18:38:46+00:00September 12th, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments

Newest Partner Fund Created in Memory of Bill Vosburg

September 3, 2019 Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, a fund has been created to help support kids in the local Grinnell area with music funding assistance who are unable to afford music lessons, instruments and other items or therapy services associated with learning music. The Vosburg Music Fund has been established [...]

By |2019-09-03T22:21:40+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments

Poweshiek County Fair Foundation Named Winner of 2019 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Award

August 18, 2019 The Poweshiek County Fair Foundation is the 2019 winner of the “Leave It Better ThanYou Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF).  The fair foundation was established in 2004 as a nonprofit organization to benefit the upkeep and ensure the future of the 18-acre county fairgrounds facilities on [...]

By |2019-08-22T19:45:28+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments