Foundation News

/Foundation News

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 and [...]

By |2019-12-04T20:07:47+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

“Leave It Better” Nominations Open

July 1, 2019 Nominations are open for the 2019 “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 2019 “Leave [...]

By |2019-07-16T15:46:06+00:00July 16th, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments

Americorps Member at Ahrens Foundation

June 20, 2019 Volunteering is the theme of the work AmeriCorps member Jodi Blackford is doing this summer. She is working for the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation with the foundation’s president and CEO, Julie Gosselink, as her host site supervisor. “We want to help serve the community need to volunteer coordination, volunteer engagement [...]

By |2019-07-16T15:33:12+00:00July 16th, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments

Ahrens Park Adds PHASE II

June 10, 2019 Twenty-five-year-old Ahrens/Paschall Memorial Park is getting a Phase II facelift, this time for the tennis and basketball courts. In fall 2017, the Ahrens Park Foundation announced a $1 million multiphase, multiyear capital improvements project. Phase I, the largest of the projects, was completed in May 2018 with the installation of two new [...]

By |2019-06-10T15:23:06+00:00June 10th, 2019|Foundation News|0 Comments