The Clinton County Foundation is a community foundation providing charitable investing and local grants that enable people and nonprofits to make a lasting and positive impact in our community.
Our goal is to help charitable organizations capture every opportunity to advance their mission and make an enduring impact on our community. We bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses with professionalism and compassion to support effective nonprofits in our area.
Dozens of local nonprofits and family foundations rely on us to facilitate and oversee their philanthropic investments and help them make a difference. Here are a few reasons nonprofits partner with us.
As your partner in service of our community, we can guide you through the process of establishing and managing a fund that will best serve your unique mission and requirements. We offer several options to meet your needs for donations, growth, and distribution of assets. From set-up to administration and distribution, we streamline the process and make it easy and cost-efficient to put your good intentions into action and improve the lives of people in our county.
This type of fund is created by an established nonprofit and is an excellent option for long-term assets or a home for reserves. An agency fund will allow you to invest your assets and select from the investment options available through the Foundation.
This vehicle is perfect for the donor who is a champion of your nonprofit. It creates a fund to hold, receive, and invest gifts intended for future use. Some donors are able to make a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA to a designated fund to support your specific organization.
If you have a special purpose charitable project, such as a building capital campaign or an event, the Clinton County Foundation can lessen the burden on your staff or volunteers by handling the volume of gifts, pledges, and disbursements. Disbursements are paid to a charitable organization or a government entity, which in turn pays contractors, vendors, and all expenses related to the project. This type of fund generally has a time horizon.
Contact a member of the Foundation staff to discuss your needs.
Grants are one of the most important ways that nonprofits raise support for their mission. The Clinton County Foundation offers several opportunities to apply for grants with grant cycles once or twice a year.
Visit our Grant Portal to set up an account and learn more.
The Clinton Streamkeepers recommend grants from the Sture Fredrik Anliot Fund. This fund is an endowed, restricted gift for the improvement of water quality in the Little Miami River and its tributaries in Clinton and Greene Counties of Ohio. The funds are available annually with an application due by April 15.
HealthFirst supports organizations and initiatives that promote the good health of residents in Clinton County, Ohio through education, innovation, and patient care support. Education initiatives supported by HealthFirst address individual and community wellness and health awareness through direct outreach and creative communication about nutrition, emergent health issues, disease prevention or management, and other similar topics.
Richard and Shirley Vallee loved Blanchester, Ohio and were inspired to provide a legacy that would build long-lasting change for their community and its citizens. The Vallee Fund for Blanchester mission is to strengthen Blanchester, Ohio and improve the lives of its citizens through project-based funding. The Fund hopes to serve the Blanchester community through transformative ideas and creative programs that lift the community and provide services for those in need.
This fund focuses on improving the health, welfare, and safety of Clinton County citizens through project-based funding of transformative ideas and creative, pioneering programs. LEGACY Fund projects often lay the groundwork for systemic changes that utilize local strategies and visionary leadership. Visit their website https://clintoncountylegacyfund.org/
Because Robert Lucas was able to inspire others with his vision, the Foundation is proud to honor this great man with a fund dedicated to improving the lives of young people and inspiring leadership. Grant applications are open October 15 through January 31 annually.
Considering forming a nonprofit? Questions about running a nonprofit? Below are resources and information to help with running an organization and the decision-making process.
Starting and Maintaining a Charity in Ohio