Grants & Applications
Grants from the Clinton County Foundation provide financial support to nonprofit programs across Clinton County, Ohio. We have provided funds for groups like Little Hearts Big Smiles who built a handicap accessible playground in Wilmington. Other funds have supported Chromebook computers for Putnam Elementary School.
The CCF makes a difference in your community through grantmaking. Your Foundation provides several funding opportunities that support charitable organizations and public institutions that work to enhance the quality of life in Clinton County. Grants are made available through I.C. Clinton funds and specific restricted funds.
Grants from the Clinton County Foundation help to build a strong Clinton County
For questions or more information on our grant programs, contact our Executive Director Jan Blohm.
Your community foundation accepts grant applications and focuses on the greatest needs of Clinton County. Applications are accepted year-round, but resources are limited. Your first step in the grant process: please submit a letter of inquiry to the Clinton County Foundation. Foundation email here
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 from October 15 through January 31 annually.
Application and Budget:
HealthFirst supports Clinton County’s social service, pharmaceutical and transportation needs of area residents with 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:
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.
Learn more about the Outstanding Women of Clinton County.
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. Application must be submitted by February 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. Deadline is February 1, 2020.
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, but must be submitted to your Clinton Massie guidance counselor by February 1, 2020.