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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






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