About Us

The Clarinda Foundation, Inc. was organized in 1986 and is a publicly supported, tax-exempt “community foundation” and grant-making organization serving the greater Clarinda area. We provide our donors the maximum tax benefits of charitable giving. With our donors’ support, we continuously strive to:

  • Provide financial resources to support local projects.
  • Assist donors to formulate and achieve their philanthropic dreams for ongoing good.
  • Make charitable giving simple, efficient, and effective for donors.
  • Create a deep and lasting positive impact on the quality of life in and around Clarinda.

The Clarinda Foundation has numerous funds established by people who care about their community and who want to “give something back”, or who wish to honor or memorialize someone. These funds make it possible to meet a wide array of community needs now and in the future. Although the funds are kept separate for accounting purposes, the assets are generally combined for investment so that even the smallest fund achieves financial returns improved by the economy of scale. Further, the Foundation participates with regional charitable organizations enabling high quality professional investment guidance at lower expense. Assets are distributed under the guidance of well-informed board members who know which organizations best meet community needs. Flexibility, local support, tax advantages, long-term stability, expertise in financial supervision and grantmaking, proximity, and integrity makes community foundations, including the Clarinda Foundation, the fastest-growing segment of American philanthropy today. We respond swiftly and purposely to local needs, and endow community priorities for decades into the future.

The Clarinda Foundation enables people like you to establish charitable funds. We make it possible for you to make certain your money serves your specific charitable purposes. By being locally managed, we reflect the priorities of our community. We are proud to serve as a catalyst for specific community initiatives or projects.