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|

We GIVE kicks off October 1 Reengaging and Refocusing on the Future

October 1, 2021 The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) and the Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF) will kick-off the year-end giving season with the annual We GIVE, a month-long fundraiser starting October 1 and continuing through October 31. Last year, Poweshiek County was drastically affected by a series of unprecedented disasters, but out [...]

2021-10-06T09:34:03-06:00October 1st, 2021|Foundation News|

Jennifer Cogley Appointed as Director of Partner Programs

September 29, 2021 Jennifer Cogley served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF) for two years before accepting the newly created position, Director of Partner Programs, in June of this year. She is a graduate of the Poweshiek Leadership Program and now serves on the board. Prior to her [...]

2021-09-29T14:46:13-06:00September 29th, 2021|Foundation News|

Great Western Bank $2,500 Grant

September 1, 2021 Thank you to Great Western Bank for supporting the Poweshiek Housing Assistance Fund with a $2,500 Making Life Great Grant! This grant will be used to assist individuals and families who are facing housing insecurity in Poweshiek County. The Poweshiek Housing Assistance Fund is one of our partner programs helping individuals [...]

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

April 22, 2021 Gifting Grinnell, a virtual month-long auction intended to stimulate business activity and benefit nonprofit programs, raised approximately $14,000 to be distributed among twenty-two local nonprofit programs. Gifting Grinnell was a community initiative spurred by six area organizations that have partnered throughout the past year to ease the pandemic’s local burden. At [...]

2021-04-23T11:41:22-06:00April 22nd, 2021|Foundation News|

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|

Grinnell College and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation establish Racial Equity Fund

October 12, 2020 In an effort to advance anti-racism locally, Grinnell College and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation have established a Racial Equity Fund. Grinnell College will donate $25,000 and the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation will donate $5,000 to establish this fund. Together, the two organizations will match gifts dollar for [...]

2020-10-13T18:27:57-06:00October 13th, 2020|Foundation News|

LINK is “Leave It Better Than You Found It” 2020 winner

August 27, 2020 LINK is the 2020 recipient of the “Leave It Better Than You Found It” award from the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation (CDAF). The “Leave It Better” award commemorates the August birthday of the late philanthropist Claude W. Ahrens. More than 300 area individuals, groups and [...]

2020-09-23T17:38:17-06:00August 27th, 2020|Foundation News|
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