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CLARINDA FounDATION INC.
Book of Honor
Donations to the Book of Honor are used to serve the community today, tomorrow, and forever.
The Clarinda Foundation’s Book of Honor provides a dignified, enduring tribute to the memory of a friend or relative. It also may provide recognition for community leadership. Donations to the Book of Honor are used to serve the community today, tomorrow, and forever.
A gift of $10 or more expresses a living memorial to the person named. The individual’s name will be placed in the permanent “Book of Honor” including birth and death dates. Your memorial gift will be remembered to the family without mentioning the amount of the gift.
Living individuals can be recognized for their leadership service with a gift to the Book of Honor. The individual’s name will be placed in the Book of Honor, and the individual will be notified by the Foundation of the recognition.
The Foundation’s Book of Honor fund is used to assist with educational, civic, or charitable causes within the community through the Foundation’s grant making process.
All gifts to the Book of Honor are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Other funds can be established to remember individuals or families with annual gifts given to a non-profit activity or organization of your choice. The Foundation staff will be glad to provide additional information.
If you would like to donate by mail, please fill out the Make a Book of Honor Donation Form PDF and include it with your donation.
The original Book of Honor with each name entered is available for viewing at the Clarinda Foundation office. An electronic version can be viewed on our website:
Join us in the global day of giving!
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
This GivingTuesday, November 28, the Clarinda Foundation’s Board of Directors is partnering with participating fund holders at the Clarinda Foundation and will ADD to your donation with challenge awards for total donations — contributing $1,000 to funds with up to $5,000 in total donations; $2,000 for total donations $5,000-$10,000; and $3,000 to funds with total donations over $10,000. MAXIMIZE your giving to Clarinda this GivingTuesday by donating to one or more of the following funds:
Clarinda Area volunteers (CAV) Fund
Clarinda Cardinal Fund
Clarinda chamber of commerce fund
Clarinda Community Trail fund
Clarinda Fireworks Display Fund
Clarinda Kiwanis Club Fund
Clarinda Lied Center Fund
Clarinda Public Library Foundation Fund
Clarinda Trees Forever Fund
Clarinda Veterans Fund
Clarinda Youth Corporation (CYC) Fund
Essex East gym fund
Grandma's House Daycare Fund
Spirit On the Square Fund
Each participating fund uses these donations to further their unique missions, including a variety of educational, beautification, and charitable causes that enhance Clarinda and the surrounding area. All gifts to GivingTuesday are tax deductible to the extent of the law. This November, let’s open our hearts for Clarinda!
Establish A Fund
Empowering Clarinda, one investment at a time!
Clarinda Foundation’s Suite of Funds
With Clarinda Foundation’s Suite of Funds, you may create a fund that supports a particular need or area of interest, or one that is multipurpose and flexible. You may choose to have your fund expended during your lifetime or be a permanent legacy, benefiting the community ongoing. Whichever option you choose, the fund you create will make an impact on the needs of the greater Clarinda area.
Committee Advised Funds
Committee Advised Funds are established by groups who wish to make grants to the charities of their choice. The committee identifies the charitable causes it wishes to support and collectively determines where the funds will be directed. Grants are distributed from fund income, principal or a combination of both.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund is a very personal approach to giving. Establishing a Donor Advised Fund allows you to make a gift of cash or assets to the Clarinda Foundation to create the fund. The donor then remains actively involved and makes recommendations to the Foundation Board as to how the funds will be used. This type of fund can also help pass on your philanthropic values to family members by involving them in the recommendations.
Field of Interest Funds
A field of interest fund benefits a broad area of community life that reflects your values and interests such as education, arts, environment, children, and social services. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift and rather than being directly involved in how the money is distributed each year, you give the Clarinda Foundation the flexibility to assess the needs of the community and then direct funds to an organization or charity within your field of interest.
Give the gift of education by establishing a Scholarship Fund at the Clarinda Foundation, expendable or endowed. The Clarinda Foundation staff can provide the expertise to assist you to in determining the scholarship requirements. Scholarships may be established by individuals, families, companies, and organizations.
You are passionate about a cause that you would like to provide for long past your demise, but don’t feel you have the resources to establish a fund with the Clarinda Foundation at the present time. An Acorn Fund allows you to start a fund and progressively build upon it. Your Acorn Fund will grow into a fund that will let you support the charities or causes you choose and will have an impact on the quality of life in your community.
How it works
- Make an initial contribution of $1,000 and pledge a minimum annual contribution of $1,000 to build the Acorn Fund to $10,000 over a 10-year period.
- Once the fund has matured and $10,000 is accumulated, you can start distributing to the causes and charities you care about most.
- No administrative fees are charged while the fund grows.
Establishing a Designated Fund allows you to support the good work of a specific non-profit organization and maintain assets that help ensure the sustainability of the organization. For example you may choose to support a library, wellness center, museum, or virtually any nonprofit charitable organization. Since it is given through the Foundation, your gift provides the organization you select not only funding, but also planned giving and the option to have the power of endowment.
Non-profit organizations can also establish an Organizational Fund to provide a permanent income stream to the Organization and for the charitable purposes of the Organization. The Organization must be recognized as exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or any successor provision of Federal Tax Law. It is a simple and efficient way to build an endowment and help create sustainability for your non-profit organization.