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The Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

The Claude W. & Dolly Ahrens Foundation

1510 Penrose St., P.O. Box 284

Grinnell, IA United States 50112-1203


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $13,942,779

Total giving: $367,051



Bridge Number



Established in 1993 in IA

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, health, and parks and recreation.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Community Support Services Program

The program will target nonprofit organizations and small community foundations with total assets of less than $5,000,000, that are located within Grinnell, IA and the surrounding communities.

Playgrounds for Iowa

Small towns in IA can apply annually for a specialized grant to fund playground projects associated with city parks, schools, day care facilities, campgrounds, etc.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community college education
  • Community recreation
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • In-patient medical care
  • Parks
  • Philanthropy
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports
  • Sports and recreation
  • Swimming
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
  • Water sports
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $13,942,779 (market value)

Gifts received: $100

Expenditures: $941,890

Total giving: $367,051

Qualifying distributions: $820,835