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The Clarinda Foundation
is a publicly supported, tax-exempt "community foundation" and grant-making organization serving the greater Clarinda area.

Organized in 1986, the Clarinda Foundation’s purpose is to nurture charitable giving, enrich quality of life and promote a sense of community – now and forever – in the Clarinda area.

While the heart of any community foundation is its unrestricted endowed funds, the Clarinda Foundation is also a catalyst for specific initiatives or purposes. As a result, the Foundation also administers a variety of funds representing donors with a wide array of charitable interests.

The purpose is to provide donors an effective and secure vehicle to invest in the community with a maximum of tax savings.  These donations may be in the form of cash, life insurance policies, willed bequests, or gifts of property.

The Clarinda Foundation is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors from the Clarinda area.  In addition to the grants programs, the Clarinda Foundation provides significant scholarship programs and by written agreement administers other local foundation assets such as those of the Clarinda Lied Public Library, the Cardinal Fund, Trees Forever, and Page County Passengers. From time to time the Clarinda Foundation has served as a conduit for contributions to major community projects such as building the Clarinda Lied Center, moving the Brokaw FFA Chapter House, and the reconstruction of the Page County Courthouse Tower.


Mission Statement
The Clarinda Foundation's Mission is to provide prospective donors an effective
way to invest in the future of Clarinda and to maximize tax savings to the
donors and their estates.



2013 Clarinda Foundation Annual Report

2014 Grant Cycle begins April 1, 2014

2014 Grant Information

2014 Grant Application




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2013 Clarinda Sings

 Clarinda Sings Chorus and Local Artists featured
(read more)

25% Iowa Tax
Credit available for endowed donations

The Iowa Tax Credit allows taxpayers to receive a 25% credit for donations given to an endowment with a qualified community foundation
(read more)

Foundation grants pass $500,000 mark
With 17 organizations sharing in the 2012 Clarinda Foundation grants, total awarded during the past 25 years is more than $500,000.00
(read more)

2012 Scholarships total $27,700
13 area students receive awards in 2012
(read more)

Jim Millhone honored for 25 years of service
Foundation recognizes all past directors at dinner (read more)

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