City of Guthrie Center
Guthrie Center Municipal Utilities

The Guthrie County Community Foundation is a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting the entire community, county, or a designated area. Through the mechanism of endowment funds, charitable minded individuals can establish funds to build a permanent source of charitable assets to meet emerging, as well as existing, community needs. In addition, through the establishment of pass-through funds, the Guthrie County Community Foundation and its donors can facilitate capital campaigns, and other specific fundraising campaigns or immediate community needs.

The mission of the Guthrie County Community Foundation is to foster giving, strengthen service providers, and improve the local conditions and quality of life. To these ends, the Guthrie County Community Foundation promotes philanthropy, endowment building, community-building, capacity-building, grant making, organizational collaborations, and public leadership for the benefit of Guthrie County, Iowa.

Guthrie County Community Foundation’s funding policy provides that general unrestricted funds available for distribution are dedicated to nonprofit and charitable organizations, (i.e. to qualifying 501(c)(3) or tax-exempt equivalent organizations) serving the needs of the citizens of Guthrie County.

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Please be sure to use the 2021 application forms when they become available.

For grant requests over $5,000 please use the following form:


For grant requests under $5,000 please use the following form:


2021  Grant Timeline applications must be emailed no later than 5 pm March 1, 2021 

2021 Check Presentation Meeting:  TBA

2021 Fall Presentation Meeting:  TBA - Panora Veterans Community Center

Board of Directors

Julie Dent-Zajicek 


Susan Belding


Laura Wolfe 


Gina Lloyd

Doug Frels

Kirby Klinge

Tammy Deal  - Chair

Bob Kempf

Joni Dvorak

Carla Hilgenberg

Ryan Albers

Joyce Heaton

JoAnn Johnson


The Board of Directors meet at various locations.