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Purpose/Mission: 

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.

Restrictions: 

Grinnell, Iowa community.

Total Assets: 
$9,339,485
Total Grants: 
$391,451
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.

Sample Grants: 
  • Dolly Ahrens Achievement Scholarship for Grinnell-Newburg High School Students, $25,000
  • Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation, Grade level reading & marketing assistance, $5,235; Americorps Program, $10,000
  • Galaxy Youth Center, Operations, $3,000
  • College scholarships, $25,000
     
Contact Information
Trustee
(641) 236-5518
(641) 236-5590
1510 Penrose St.
PO Box 284
Grinnell, IA 50112
Trustees: 

Julie Gosselink, Chair; Susan E. Ahrens Witt, Vice President; Shannon Fitzgerald, Treasurer and secretary; Chad W. Ahrens, Director; David Clay, Director

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