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1000Trees Grinnell Received Iowa DNR Grant & Plans Fall Planting Event

September 20, 2022 Imagine Grinnell and its 1000 Trees initiative recently received a grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources through its Derecho Community Forestry Grant Program. This grant will allow 1000Trees to purchase trees to be planted in the Right-Of-Way (ROW) throughout the 50112 zip code and at Ahrens Park. Additional trees [...]

Mental Health Speaker Series September 15th

September 1, 2022 The Grinnell-Newburg Community School District and the Grinnell Area Mental Health Consortium have partnered to bring a community-wide speaking event series to Grinnell. The second event addresses the topic of the effects of media on children. On September 15, Dr. Douglas Gentile research scientist, author, and professor of Psychology at Iowa State [...]

2022-09-01T13:28:01-06:00September 1st, 2022|Foundation News, JPK|

Grinnell Area Mental Health Consortium is the 2022 “Leave It Better Than You Found It” Winner

August 18, 2022 Back Row (Left to Right): Larry Jansen, Tom Latimer, Frank Shults, Dave Ketter, Rachel Bly, Chief Michael McClelland, Jennifer Cogley (Director of Programs CDAF), Lori Schoh. Front Row (Left to Right): Terry Mason, Karen Phillips, Dr. JR Paulson, Melissa Ford. Not pictured: Brenda Daily, Julie Smith, Shannon Fitzgerald, Linda Romero, Jim Gilbert The [...]

2022-08-19T13:00:52-06:00August 17th, 2022|Foundation News, JPK|

Native Landscaping in Bloom at Ahrens Park

July 26, 2022 Have you noticed the awesome native plants and wildflowers around Ahrens Park? Check them out next time you’re here. There are 3 different native landscaping areas around the park. Which ones can you find below

Assistance for GMS band instruments through the Vosburg Music Fund

July 18, 2022 Music education in school has so many benefits, including: Improved memory Better test scores Improved language skills Better math skills Confidence and Self esteem Thinking about band and choir as your child enters the middle school? The Vosburg Music Fund can help. Please email us with questions at [...]

Mental Health Speaker Series Sept 15th

July 15, 2022 The next speaker for the mental health speaker series with the Grinnell-Newburg School District is in 2 months! Save the Date for Sept. 15. We need you Does your group or business offer community resources? Hit us up to be a part of the next mental health speaker on Sept. 15! Send [...]

2022-07-27T13:26:35-06:00July 15th, 2022|Foundation News, JPK|


July 1, 2022 Nominations are open for the 2022 “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 2022 [...]

2022-06-30T10:46:33-06:00June 30th, 2022|Foundation News|

Challenge Grant Issued to Help T.T. Cranny Field Upgrade

May 2, 2022 The initiative to upgrade T.T. Cranny Field at Grinnell High School, like so many other private and public projects, has encountered a significant cost increase due to pandemic-related workforce and supply chain issues. In response the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation and the Grinnell Mutual Group Foundation have partnered to establish a [...]

2022-05-18T09:50:37-06:00May 2nd, 2022|Foundation News|

Registration is Open for June 11, 2022, Prairie Burn 100 Gravel Bike Ride Fundraiser

April 15, 2022 Custom Jersey Orders Due April 19 The 2022 Prairie Burn 100 gravel bike ride will take off from Grinnell, Iowa’s Central Park on Saturday, June 11, 2022, with a start time of 7 A.M. The ride is a fundraiser for Imagine Grinnell, a nonprofit that manages programming for healthy and sustainability [...]

2022-04-18T09:01:14-06:00April 15th, 2022|Foundation News, Imagine Grinnell|
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