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The Clinton County Community Foundation makes a positive difference in our community. We help people who are passionate about giving back to our community, take the lead on community initiatives and partner with nonprofit organizations to support a broad range of projects that make a positive impact. Browse our Web site for more information about our work, and see the difference that philanthropy can make!

  • 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

    Nolan Anderson has been named a recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Clinton County Community Foundation 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Nolan, son of Nathan and Connie Anderson, is a Rossville High School student.

    The Foundation recognized the achievements of the other five finalists with $1,000 renewable scholarships for a total of $4,000. They include Nevan Freestone, from Clinton Prairie High School, son of Brent and Lanna Freestone; Emma McCarty, from Clinton Central High School, daughter of Bryan and Tone McCarty; Veronica Navarrete, from Frankfort High School, daughter of Rosalio Navarette and Olivia Salazar; Wynn Smith, from Rossville High School, son of Jennee Lawhorn and the late Philip Smith; and Rosetta Tolley, from Clinton Prairie High School, daughter of Brian and Marcia Tolley. Read more.

  • Clinton County Community Foundation Awards Grants

    The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded $63,100 in competitive grants during the second half of 2016. Combined with the first half total of $184,410, this brings the total of competitive grants awarded to $247,510 for the year. Read more.

  • Community Foundation Meets Excellence in Philanthropy Through National Standards

    The Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties recently received accreditation with the nation's highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. Read more.

  • 5% Giving - An Attainable Approach to Giving

    Clinton County's current net worth is $1.32 billion. Over the next 50 years, Clinton County is expected to transfer $1.48 billion to the next generation. If everyone gave 5 percent to the Community Foundation, total grantmaking would increase $1.05 million per year. Watch the video to learn the impact on Clinton County.

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