Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF)

From Generation to Generation your gift keeps helping others.

The Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF) was created with the intention of setting up a perpetual endowment fund that would serve the needs of all of Clayton County and the 19 communities within the county


Each year the CCFF accepts applications for grants for community development, community promotions, community education and similar matters. The grant shall be for the benefit of persons residing in Clayton County, Iowa. Entities that have a 501(c)3 designation by the Internal Revenue Service or schools or municipalities are eligible to apply for these funds. Nonprofit groups may apply for up to $1,000. Learn more and apply for this grant. A 25% cash match is required. Learn more and apply for this grant.

Grant Program - online only

Who is Eligible to apply for a CCFF Grant? (pdf)

Grant proposal FAQs


Emily Sadewasser

 Clayton County Foundation for the Future

Board of Directors

  • Harry Blobaum
  • Austin Coon
  • Darla Kelchen
  • Pete Kerns
  • Fran Passmore
  • Andy Reimer
  • LeAnn Watson
  • J.P. Zapf
  • Emily Sadewasser, Coordinator


For more information on funds, please visit Clayton County Foundation for the Future's site.

Endow Iowa Tax Credit

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Gifts of $50 or more to endowed funds qualify for the Endow Iowa tax credit. View a complete list of our funds. Various gift types qualify for the tax credit, including charitable IRA rollovers, gifts of grain, gifts of stock and cash gifts.

Credits are given on a first-come, first-served basis.  This means not only is it important to make your gift, but to fill out and return your Endow Iowa application as quickly as possible. Donors who do not receive 2018 tax credits become first in line for the new supply of 2019 credits.

All qualified donors can carry forward the tax credit for up to five years after the year the donation was made.

Roger Halvorson Memorial

Gifts in memoriam of late CCFF board member Roger Halvorson may be directed to Emma Big Bear Foundation Endowment and the Roger and Connie Halvorson CCFF Fund for Entrepreneurship.