Make It OK

May 17, 2021 It’s OK to get help with mental illness — life can get better. Let’s end mental illness stigma and support those who are seeking treatment. Learn more: #MakeItOK

2021-06-29T09:05:14-06:00May 17th, 2021|JPK|

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 3, 2021 May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Together, let’s end mental illness stigma and support those who are seeking treatment. Visit #MakeItOK for more information.

2021-06-29T09:01:56-06:00May 3rd, 2021|JPK|

Auction to Benefit JPK Fund

February 17, 2021 Week 2 of Gifting Grinnell is highlighting the following Nonprofit Programs. Please go and check out some great items at to Bid or Buy It Now. Proceeds will go to the programs spotlighted as well as 10% to the Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund (NERF). Week 2 auction closes tomorrow at midnight! [...]

2021-02-17T16:33:40-06:00February 17th, 2021|JPK|

Spirit of Giving winner, Dr. JR Paulson

November 1, 2020 Dr. JR Paulson, Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation's final Spirit of Giving award winner, has made a habit of giving back to our community. He led the Grinnell Hospice program for over 30 years, providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients while always seeking to improve services through innovative programs like music therapy. He [...]

2020-11-04T22:17:00-06:00November 1st, 2020|JPK|

October is We Give month

October 14, 2020 The month of October is We Give at the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation/ Ahrens Park Foundation and Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation. The JPK fund gives back to the community by helping individuals with expenses related to mental health care, funding trauma training in the school district and much more. To [...]

2020-11-04T22:14:08-06:00October 14th, 2020|JPK|

JPK Fund Supports Trauma Sensitivity Training for Local Educators

September 21, 2020 The Grinnell Area Mental Health Consortium--JPK Fund recently sponsored trauma sensitivity training for all employees of the Grinnell-Newburg school district. The Sept. 2 training was administered by Please Pass the Love, the Des Moines chapter of a national nonprofit organization that focuses on strengthening and developing mental health systems for schools. [...]

2020-09-29T20:56:20-06:00September 21st, 2020|Foundation News, JPK|

You Are Not Alone

September 14, 2020 The JPK fund can help those who are needing mental health treatment. Please reach out to your local health care provider.

2020-10-09T01:09:04-06:00September 14th, 2020|JPK|

Supporting someone who is suicidal

September 11, 2020

2020-10-09T02:59:33-06:00September 11th, 2020|JPK|

September is Suicide Awareness Month

September 1, 2020 September is suicide awareness month. You can help prevent suicide by learning the warning signs.

2020-10-09T01:13:20-06:00September 1st, 2020|JPK|

Giving to Grinnell in the wake of Derecho

August 20, 2020 The Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation, Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation and the Grinnell United Way in an effort to communicate organizational information and options to individuals wishing to make financial contributions in the wake of the August 10 derecho. [...]

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