2024 Community Grant and Arts & Culture Grant Recipients

The 2024 Community Grant and Arts & Culture Grant recipients list has been announced by the Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation.


All recipients must attend Awards Night on April 4th to witness the exciting moment when we disclose the specific dollar amounts received by each recipient.


The Hardin County Community Endowment Foundation is proud to support these deserving recipients and looks forward to seeing the positive impact their projects will have on our community.


After much discussion and tough decisions by the board. The list of recipients is as follows:




  • Friends of the Ackley Public Library-Bathrooms, Kitchen & Community Room Update
  • South Hardin Performing Arts Boosters-South Hardin Schools Instruments



  • Dr. Grace O. Doane Alden Public Library-Technology Update



  • Eldora Area Ambulance Foundation-EMS Generator


Human Services

  • Greater Eldora Youth Sports Program, Inc.-Youth Sports Scoreboard Updates
  •  Eldora Children’s Center, Inc.- Eldora Children’s Center Move and Remodel
  •  Barnabas House- Barnabas House Incorporated


Public/Society Benefit

  •  Ackley Public Library-Copier
  • Eldora, City of Parks & Recreation Department- Repair of Playground Equipment in Twister Park
  • Eldora Public Library- Multimedia Rotor Stands
  • Friends of the Steamboat Rock Library INC- Storybook Walk-River’s Edge Trail-Steamboat Rock


Public/Society Benefit

  • Pine Lake Wildlife Club- Event Hall Remodel
  • New Providence Fire Foundation-Fire Station Expansion – Kitchen & Meeting Room Equipment
  • Hardin County Commission on behalf of Hardin County-Iowa River’s Edge Trail South Fork Bridge Study



Hardin County Arts & Culture Endowment Fund


  • South Hardin Performing Arts Boosters-South Hardin Schools Instruments
  • Art in the Greenbelt Committee-Art in the Greenbelt Evening Music
  • Eldora Area Chamber of Commerce-Pine Lake Festival Band and DJ
  • Scenic City Empress Boat Club-Dinner Cruise Entertainment