Meals from the Heartland meal packaging

October 25, 2021 The Grinnell Food Coalition partnered with local businesses and organizations to bring a Meals from the Heartland packaging opportunity to Grinnell. The event was held on Friday, October 22 at the Bayer offsite warehouse with approximately 100 volunteers gathering to package meals. The macaroni and cheese meal includes a soy protein and [...]

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|

International Women’s Day Honorees

March 8, 2021 Happy International Women's Day! To celebrate this year, the three organizations at the heart of our local International Women's Day celebration will be recognizing three women from our community that embody and live out the mission of our organizations. SHE Counts is honoring Emily Moore for her volunteer efforts with our [...]

2021-03-08T13:42:43-06:00March 8th, 2021|Foundation News, She Counts|

Gifting Grinnell Virtual Auction to Stimulate Business, Benefit Local Nonprofit Programs

January 29, 2021 Gifting Grinnell, a virtual auction intended to stimulate business activity and benefit nonprofit programs, is in the final planning stages by six area organizations that have partnered throughout the past year to ease the pandemic’s local burden. At the end of 2020, the City of Grinnell, Grinnell Mutual and Grinnell College [...]

2021-02-02T19:54:19-06:00January 29th, 2021|Foundation News|

The Racial Equity Fund Awards First Grant

January 22, 2021 The Racial Equity Fund, established in December 2020, announces its first grant in the amount of $6,500 to the Grinnell-Newburg School District’s Re-Imagining Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Grinnell (REDI) Committee. The REDI Committee will use the grant award to perform a curriculum review and audit. Dr. Janet Stutz, Grinnell-Newburg Community [...]

2021-01-22T16:36:22-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Foundation News|

2020 Giving Campaign for Local Foundations is a Success

November 30, 2020 The tenth annual giving campaign for Poweshiek County, themed We Give, raised $202,941 for 60 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 1,500 households via mailed catalogs of giving [...]

2020-12-03T22:11:42-06:00November 30th, 2020|Foundation News|

Housing Assistance Fund dollars now available and Outreach Care Kit drive kicks off

November 5, 2020 Housing Assistance Fund dollars now available Poweshiek Housing assistance fund dollars are now available for Poweshiek County residents. The Poweshiek Housing Assistance Fund was established in 2020 by the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation after a local Housing Coalition was formed over growing concerns of homelessness in Poweshiek County. Due to [...]

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