The Clarinda Foundation
is a publicly supported, tax-exempt "community foundation" and grant-making organization serving the greater Clarinda area.
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.
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
projects such as building the Clarinda Lied
Center, moving the Brokaw FFA Chapter
House, and the reconstruction of the
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.