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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!
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.
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.
View a video of several Foundation supporters and friends sharing memories and wishing Hilda and her family well on her retirement from the Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties.
Hilda Burns, president of the Community Foundation of Howard County, has announced her plans to retire.
The Foundation Board of Directors has announced that Greg Aaron has been named president of the Community Foundation Serving Howard, Carroll and Clinton Counties, beginning July 1, 2017. Burns will remain on staff until the end of the year to support the transition. Read more.
The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded more than $92,000 in competitive grants during the first half of 2017. Read more.
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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