Special to the Times Vedette

In its effort to improve the quality of life in Guthrie County, the Guthrie County Community Foundation awarded a total of $213,874 to local nonprofits. Each year, the Foundation requests applications from local non-profit organizations. Qualified organizations must be located within Guthrie County or provide services to residents of Guthrie County. 

The Foundation has continued to grow over the years and providing a growing number of helpful resources to services in the county. Local residents may also donate to the Guthrie County Foundation as a way to preserve what they love about Guthrie County and receive tax benefits. Visit GuthrieCountyCommunityFoundation.org to learn more about the Foundation. 

This year, the largest grants went to Little Charger Early Learning Center, the Guthrie County Hospital Foundation, and the summer children’s lunch programs sponsored by the Lutheran Church of Hope in Panora and the Bayard Church of Christ. 




Total Funded

Little Smiles & Company

Improvements for childcare


Panora EMS

Power Stair Chair


City of Stuart, dba Stuart Rescue

Upgrading radio communication


Menlo Fire & Rescue Foundation

Updating protective fire gear


Stuart Public Library

Updating computers & technology


GC Historical Village Foundation

1890 Youtz Carriage House renovation


Little Panther Day Care in Panora

Outside Sunshades


Boys & Girls Clubs of Central SW Iowa

Safety First


Friends of Guthrie County Public Library

Read Tech 2024


Coon Rapids Fire Department

Equipment for Fire Department


Stuart Fire Department

Bunker Gear Equipment


Lutheran Church of Hope Panora Local Site

Panora Summer Food Program


Bayard Church of Christ

Summer Lunch Program


City of Guthrie Center

Mitchell Park-New playground equip.


City of Coon Rapids: Thomas Rest Haven

Memory Care Supplies


City of Menlo

Basketball Court/Park Renovation


Yale Community Club Association

Equipment Replacement


Guthrie County Hospital Foundation

GCH/ENT Equipment


City of Coon Rapids-Parks & Recreation

Purchase of Equipment


Little Charger Learning Center

Build Little Charger Learning Center


Guthrie County Arts Council

Multi-Purpose Room Project


RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program(Senior & Volunteer Program)

Samaritan’s Feet Seniors


Casey Public Library

Kids area and front desk area updates


Iowa College Access Network

High School Preparedness/Financial Aid


Stuart American Legion



Coon Rapids-Bayard Education Foundation

CR-B Hygiene Initiative


Stuart Economic Development

Depot Preserving doors, windows, facade




Total Allocated




Eligible applicants for a 2024 grant are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations or organizations that have the same tax-exempt qualifying status. Qualified organizations must be located within Guthrie County or provide services to residents of Guthrie County.