The University of Iowa

Private Foundation

Ahrens (Claude W. and Dolly) Foundation

We are a unique and innovative family foundation striving to help meet the needs of Grinnell and its neighboring communities through ongoing support and resources by maintaining and perpetuating an endowment. Our purpose is to provide improved and enhanced quality of life for present and future...

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In recent years, the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation has made changes to its charitable grant funding process. At this time, the foundation is no longer accepting grant funding requests or grant solicitations of any kind. The foundation has chosen to actively seek projects and organizations to which it chooses to fund.

The Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation will continue to support and prioritize projects in the fields of parks & recreation, education, and health. The foundation has shifted its funding focus primarily to projects that impact the Grinnell, IA community.

Kruse Family Foundation

Giving primarily to Christian organizations; funding also for education and human services.

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Hillary Family Foundation

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Edward Hillary, 10769 Diesel Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001; Phone: 563-556-0245

Applications should include: A letter detailing the purpose and amount of the requested grant, including a signed statement stating that the requesting organization is a 501(C)(3) organization

Submission deadline: None

Hoines (Elder & Marlys) Memorial Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship awards to students of Crestwood, Cresco or Notre Dame high schools, Burlington, Iowa, who intend to pursue a course of study in pharmacy, nursing, pre-medicine, or agriculture at either the University of Iowa or Iowa State University.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: 302 8th Ave East, Cresco, IA 52136; Phone: 563-547-4003

Gartner Family Foundation

To provide funding primarily to the arts, higher education, Protestant agencies and churches, youth development and youth services.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Gartner Family Foundation, 100 Market Street, Des Moines, IA 50309; Phone: 515-279-6155

Applications should contain all necessary information concerning the purpose the grant, loan, etc., including where the applicant can be contacted

Submission deadline: N/A

Krause (Kenneth R.) Charitable Foundation

Giving primarily for higher education and health.

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Brett H. Krause, trustee, P.O. Box 41355, Des Moines, IA 50311

Applications should include: Request for funds, project outline, description of charitable purpose and planned use of funds

Submission deadline: None

Burner (Lillith & George) Foundation

Application Deadline 

Applications should be addressed to: Shonda Warner, 73 Janssen Place, Kansas City, MO 64109; Phone: 662-592-0088

Applications should be in form of a letter that includes the name, address, phone number, request, and proof of 501(c)(3) status.

Submission deadline: None