June 10, 2020
In collaboration with community partners, Grinnell College and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation will be setting up a fund to match donations that support communities of color and fight for racial justice locally. Grinnell College will donate $25,000 and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation will donate $5,000 to establish a fund at the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation to help local organizations advance the work of racial equity here in our own community. Together, the two organizations will match gifts dollar for dollar up to $30,000 for this work. Gifts can be directed to the Racial Equity Fund at the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation www.greaterpcf.org.
Through the Iowa Council of Foundations, the three organizations are also co-sponsoring a two-day Building Racial Equity workshop for funders across Iowa who want to learn how to use philanthropy to advance racial equity across the state and in their own communities.