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|

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 [...]

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|

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|

Thank You to Grinnell Girl Scouts!

May 3, 2019 Thank you Girl Scout Troop 00882 for the generous donation of $300 from your “Give Back” project. Thank you for choosing Tiger Packs! What an amazing group of girls! (Pictured: Troop 00882 with Tiger Pack representatives-Nicole Brua Behrens and Shannon Fitzgerald)

2020-10-09T00:44:47-06:00May 3rd, 2020|Tiger Packs|

Relief Fund to Help Those Who Help Others

April 15, 2020 In extraordinary times like these, even the organizations who help those in need may need some form of assistance.  A group of local partner organizations has created the Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund (NERF) to support local nonprofits that may be experiencing limited resources and unexpected demands due to the COVID-19 crisis.  [...]

2020-04-16T17:24:09-06:00April 15th, 2020|Foundation News|

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 [...]

2020-09-29T21:28:19-06:00December 4th, 2019|Foundation News, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2020-10-08T20:52:12-06:00October 2nd, 2019|Foundation News|

Celebrating 30 years of giving and growing

March 21, 2019 At the March meeting of the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation (GPCF) board of directors, the business agenda ended with the pop of a champagne cork. The board members were toasting the 30th anniversary of the inception of the community foundation and looking forward to many more years of growth and local [...]

2020-10-08T21:13:24-06:00April 1st, 2019|Foundation News|

Big Give Results

November 16, 2018 The Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation's annual Big GIVE for Poweshiek County Campaign raised $146,000 for 50 local funds and nonprofits supported by GPCF. The month-long fund drive in October encourages donors to think locally when they consider their giving priorities and contribute to the many nonprofit funds that affect Poweshiek County. [...]

2020-10-08T21:23:35-06:00November 20th, 2018|Foundation News|
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