Community Foundations National Standards Accreditation Affirms Our Commitment to Excellence

The Clinton County Foundation is pleased to announce that we have recently received accreditation with Community Foundations National Standards®. This accreditation, signified by the Seal shown here, indicates that the Clinton County Foundation meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.  “This is a significant accomplishment,” said Josh Engel, President, Board of Trustees. “When people trust the Clinton […]

Vallee Fund Supporting Blanchester Open for Grant Applications

The Vallee Fund for Blanchester is accepting grant applications from 501(c)3 organizations and government entities for projects with a focus on the Blanchester community. The Summer Grant Cycle runs from April 1, 2024 to July 15, 2024. Notification of grant awards will be by September 30. The mission of Vallee Fund for Blanchester is to […]

Tips for Serving Clients Who Love Clinton County

Wilmington,Ohio Your charitably-minded clients certainly have no shortage of options for their philanthropic dollars. However, many clients are deeply committed to the local community where they’re living now, where they’ve raised their children, or where they’ve built a business. That’s why it’s helpful to remind clients that they can reach out to the team at […]

Outstanding Women of Clinton County 2024 Scholarships Awarded

The Outstanding Women of Clinton County committee has awarded four scholarships – one each to students in Blanchester, Clinton Massie, East Clinton and Wilmington High School districts. This year’s scholarship winners are Aubrey Stevens, McKenzie Wahsum, Molly Seabaugh, and Mercy Persing. On April 6, these four young women will be recognized at the 2024 Outstanding […]

Grant Funding Available for Water Quality Projects

The Clinton Streamkeepers announce funding is available for projects that improve water quality in the Little Miami River and its tributaries in Clinton and Greene Counties of Ohio from the Sture Fredrik Anliot Fund at the Clinton County Foundation. Eligible applicants must be a 501 (c) 3 entity, a governmental agency, an educational institution, faith-based […]

Legacy Fund Grant Cycle Opens February 1, 2024

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Local nonprofits, governmental entities, educational institutions, faith-based organizations and others who have partnered with a fiscal sponsor are invited to apply for a grant through the LEGACY Fund. The LEGACY Fund wants to improve the welfare of Clinton County in areas such as health, wellness, seniors, youth, and education through project-based funding. The first step […]

Health First Spring Grant Cycle Opens February 15, 2024

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HealthFirst grantmaking will continue its focus on individual and community health and wellness. Based on the 2020 Clinton County Community Health Needs Assessment that includes input from the community, HealthFirst will consider grant funding for: Initiatives that support this population should have a health priority and/or focus. mental health nutrition and/or diet physical activity and/or […]

Area Students Eligible for $1,000 Scholarships Through Foundation Portal

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Students who use the Clinton County Foundation Scholarship portal to complete and submit at least one scholarship application in the portal by March 15, 2024 will be eligible for one of five $1,000 scholarships. “Every scholarship dollar we can direct to our Clinton County students is money well spent”, said Lynn Deatherage, Chair, Grants and […]

Welcome Laura Knisley to the Board of Directors

The Clinton County Foundation wishes to welcome Laura Knisley, Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner, Kettering Health System, to our board of directors. Laura brings over 24 years of experience in the field of nursing and health education to the Foundation. In her current position, Laura manages complex diabetes and chronic disease. She began her career as a […]

Clinton County Foundation Seeks Applications From New Perspective Board Members

The Clinton County Foundation seeks candidates interested in serving on its Board of Trustees. As a nationally accredited community foundation, the organization offers charitable investing and grants to local nonprofits who are making a lasting and positive impact on our community.   The Foundation’s board recognizes charitable giving is the most direct and effective investment […]

Pat Thompson Joins CCRPC Board

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Foundation staff member Pat Thompson joined the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission Board on August 30. As a life-long Clinton County, Ohio resident, Pat was impressed by the mission of the CCRPC and wanted to be part of future planning. “Having served on the Downtown Wilmington CIC and Main Street Wilmington boards, I recognize the importance of […]

Health First Renews Focus on Individual and Community Health and Wellness

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HealthFirst announced that it is going narrow its grantmaking work with a direct focus on individual and community health and wellness. Based on the 2020 Clinton County Community Health Needs Assessment that includes input from the community, HealthFirst will consider grant funding for: HealthFirst is interested in innovative ideas that address individual and community wellness and health awareness. These […]

Nearly $227K in Scholarships Awarded to 76 Local Students

The Clinton County Foundation is pleased to announce that 124 scholarships were awarded from its 38 scholarship funds to 76 local students for a total of $226,986 this year. For the second year, scholarship applicants were able to use the Foundation Scholarship Portal to easily find and apply for a scholarship in a central location. […]

New Fund Supporting Blanchester Open for Grant Applications

A new fund is available at the Clinton County Foundation with a focus on the Blanchester community.  The Vallee Fund for Blanchester is accepting grant applications now through August 15 from 501(c)3 organizations and government entities. The mission of Vallee Fund for Blanchester is to strengthen the community and improve the lives of its citizens […]

Clinton County Foundation Announces Grant Awards

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Two funds of the Clinton County Foundation recently selected projects to receive funding totaling more than $21,000 that will focus on supporting the community’s youth. The Vallee Fund for Blanchester awarded $6,024.16 to Blanchester Local Schools in support of three different projects. Middle school youth will participate in a half-day leadership program at Camp Kern […]