Grants & Applications

Grants from the Clinton County Foundation and its granting partners provide financial support to nonprofit programs across Clinton County, Ohio. Each granting partner has an open grant cycle annually. To ensure that your organization is informed about grant cycles, go to the grant portal and set up your account. The Foundation will notify you when a grant cycle is open.


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The CCF makes a difference in our community through grantmaking. Your Foundation provides funding opportunities that support charitable organizations and public institutions that work to enhance the quality of life in Clinton County. Grants are available through I.C. Clinton funds and funds like the LEGACY fund, the HealthFirst fund, and the Lucas fund.


Grants from the Clinton County Foundation help to build a strong Clinton County

To assist you in writing your grant, the Foundation sponsors free grant writing workshops twice a year.
For questions or more information on our grant programs, contact our Executive Director Jan Blohm.
Robert E. Lucas Fund

Robert Lucas was able to inspire others with his vision. Today, the Clinton County Foundation is proud to honor this great man through his Fund that is dedicated to improving the lives of young people and inspiring leadership.


The Robert E. Lucas Fund accepts grant applications in our grant portal from October 15 through January 31 annually.

Healthfirst Foundation


HealthFirst supports Clinton County’s social service, pharmaceutical and transportation needs of area residents with a documented need for assistance. To learn more about their work and how they support our community, go to their website or to apply for their grants. Click here: our grant portal.


Outstanding Women of Clinton County

More than 100 women in our county have been honored for their inspirational lives through the Outstanding Women of Clinton County. The organization honors women each March and provides scholarships to four deserving graduating women from all four high schools. Go to your Clinton County high school guidance office for the application.



Fred Anliot Fund


The Clinton Streamkeepers (a 501(c) 3 organization) is pleased to offer grant funds available from our 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.


Dr. Sture Fredrik “Fred” Anliot was a Professor of Biology at Wilmington College where he taught for 35 years.  Fred was well-liked and highly respected by those who knew him, including colleagues and students.  He studied the watershed extensively, authoring articles and the book “The Vascular Flora of Glen Helen, Clifton Gorge and John Bryan State Park”.  Fred lived simply and was frugal with his money, he passed on December 14, 2012 and his generosity is the basis of this grant funding. The application must be submitted by April 15.


Tolliver Ag Scholarship


For years, the Tolliver family has been a Corn Festival tradition and their commitment to the community goes beyond a great product. They take the proceeds from this venture and deposit them into a scholarship fund for Clinton County high school seniors who are planning a career in agriculture. The family committee selects the recipient through a blinded process. To apply, check with your guidance counselor; they have the applications. Or download the application here to applyDeadline is March 1. 


The Clinton Massie Business Scholarship


An anonymous donor who cared about Clinton Massie graduates wanted to inspire students who were planning a business-related career to fulfill their dreams. Her gift to the Clinton County Foundation has benefited 36 young people's lives and education. Those intending to work in a business environment, eventually own a business or work for in some entrepreneurial option, should apply. This includes those planning careers in agriculture, food science, fashion, museums, or non-profits. The scholarship application is simple. Go to our grant portal to complete it by March 1.