Make a Gift

Clinton County Ohio Foundation Funds


The Clinton County Foundation provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals.


You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law.

Types of Gifts


Donating Cash

A gift of cash is the most popular way to give because of its simplicity. A cash gift of any size is always welcome. You may donate online by credit card or you can mail a check to the lockbox address below.


Please mail gifts to:

Clinton County Foundation
Box 831
Wilmington, OH 45177

Tolliver Farm Tractor

Families like the Tolliver Curtis family have raised more than $30,000 for a scholarship fund for graduating seniors majoring in agriculture. Proceeds from the Tolliver Family Apple Butter go to a Clinton County, Ohio graduating senior planning to major in agriculture. The scholarship award is $1,000. 

Appreciated Stock

You may give stock and receive a tax deduction for its full market value, thus reducing capital gains tax on appreciated stock. This is often the most effective way to make a philanthropic gift.

Life Insurance


You can name The Clinton County Foundation, or other qualified non-profits, as owner of a paid-up life insurance policy. You receive a tax deduction and gift credit based on the current value of the policy.


Bequest by Will


You may transfer any asset you own through a written will to benefit a specified non-profit. Such transfers will yield no tax benefit to you during your lifetime. 


Charitable Remainder Trust


You may use many different assets to establish trusts that will benefit you and your heirs for life or for a specified period of time. The remaining interest in the trust is earmarked for designated non-profits. These trusts provide significant tax benefits for you. 


Charitable Lead Trust


A charitable lead trust is the reverse of a charitable remainder trust and enables you to transfer assets to heirs with a lower tax burden. Once such a trust is established, you may designate non-profits to receive the benefits from the trust for a specified period of time before the assets go to designated heirs. 


Charitable Gift Annuity


A charitable gift annuity enables you to transfer cash or marketable securities to The Foundation for the ultimate benefit of a qualified non-profit. In return, The Foundation promises current income tax deductions and fixed annual payments to you for life. 


IRA Assets


Many investors are beginning to realize that upon their death, unused IRA assets will be heavily taxed.  In fact, it’s been estimated that estate and income taxes could consume anywhere from 60% to 80% of the money remaining in IRA assets.  Avoid this tax by naming a tax-exempt charity such as the Clinton County Foundation or a fund managed by The Foundation with your unspent retirement assets. 


Gifts of Grain


When agricultural producers transfer legal ownership of grain to the Foundation before the commodity is sold, the producer may not realize the taxable income from the sale, thus avoiding taxes, and he/she is still able to deduct the entire cost of the production of the commodity on his or her Schedule F tax return. Savings may be realized on federal as well as self-employment tax. Consult your tax advisor regarding your specific situation.