The University of Iowa

Ahrens (Claude W. and Dolly) Foundation

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Title 
Telephone Number 
(641) 236-5518
Fax Number 
(641) 236-5590
1510 Penrose St.
PO Box 284
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

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 generations with interest in the areas of parks and recreation, education, and health with our collaborative partners.

Sample Grants 
  • Ahrens Park Foundation $350,739
  • Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation $5,000
  • Galaxy Youth Center, Operations, $16,247
  • College scholarships, $25,000
Application Information 

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.


Grinnell, Iowa community.


Julie Gosselink (President & CEO)

Shannon Fitzgerald (Treasurer, Secretary, & CEO)

Chad Ahrens (Vice President)

Grant Sizes: 
$5,000, $350,739
Total Grants 


Total Assets 
Date of latest financial data 
Jul 2018
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