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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!

  • Prairie Creek Park Project Unveiled

    The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $250,000 in support of the Prairie Creek Walk Project in Clinton County. This family-oriented setting will strengthen the community and add to the quality of place for residents and visitors. It offers a visionary economic development opportunity that is substantial. Our thanks to Clinton County donors for having the foresight to create endowed funds through the Foundation that provide support now and forever. They are making an impact. Donor giving allows Frankfort and Clinton County to GIVE. GROW. and THRIVE. To watch a video of the announcement, go to our Facebook page.

  • Clinton County Community Foundation Awards Grants

    The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded more than $164,631 in competitive grants during 2017. Read more.

  • 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient Announced

    Elizabeth Rhoda has been named a recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Clinton County Community Foundation 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Elizabeth, daughter of Douglas and Regina Rhoda, is a Frankfort High School student.

    The Foundation recognized the achievements of the other four finalists with $1,000 renewable scholarships for a total of $4,000 each. They include Kevin Chairez, from Clinton Prairie High School, son of Hugo and Sonia Chairez; Brenna Gottschalk, from Rossville High School, daughter of Stephen and Regina Gottschalk; Katherine Rhoda, from Frankfort High School, daughter of Douglas and Regina Rhoda; and Brendan Smith, from Clinton Central High School, son of Tiffany Smith and Kevin Smith. Read more.

  • Forest Volunteer Fire Department Fund Established

    Forest Volunteer Fire Deparment

    The Forest Volunteer Fire Department has established a fund through the Clinton County Community Foundation to help with the rebuild process of the fire station and to maintain and equip the new facility. The Forest fire station sustained heavy damage after severe storms swept through the region in May 2017.

    The Forest Volunteer Fire Department serves Forest Township and Warren Township residents. 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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