Clayton County Foundation for the Future (CCFF)

From Generation to Generation your gift keeps helping others.

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 Clayton County and all the communities within our county.


Each year the Clayton County Foundation for the Future 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. 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

Board of Directors 

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


Abd el-Kader Education Project  Give Now

Backbone Lake Friends  Give Now

Central Community Hospital Foundation Endowment   Give Now

Central Dollars for Scholars Endowment   Give Now

Clay-Gar Veterans Endowment   Give Now

Clayton County Foundation for the Future Endowment   Learn More | Give Now

Clayton Ridge Dollars for Scholars   Give Now

Clayton Ridge Fine Arts Scholarship Endowment Fund   Give Now

Dan Barton Family Endowment   Give Now

Dan Barton Family Endowment for Northeast Iowa Community College   Give Now

Darby Family Aquatic Center Endowment   Give Now

Dr. Andy and MJ Smith Donor Advised Fund

Dr. Russell and Juanita Loven Donor Advised Fund

Dr. Russell and Juanita Loven Endowment for NICC   Give Now

Dr. Russell and Junita Loven Endowment   Give Now

Dustin Eglseder Memorial Endowment for Guttenberg Youth   Give Now

Elkader Historical Society   Give Now

Elkader Opera House   Give Now

Emma Big Bear Foundation Endowment   Give Now

Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center   Give Now

Farmersburg Wagner Cemetery Endowment   Give Now

Fern Rathe Healthcare Scholarship Endowment   Give Now

Fitzgerald Endowment For Dairy Education   Give Now

Froelich Foundation  Give Now

G & G Living Centers   Give Now

Garnavillo Emergency Services Fund   Give Now

Garnavillo Historical Society   Learn More | Give Now

George Maier Rural Heritage Center   Give Now

Guttenberg Fire Department Endowment Fund   Give Now

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital  Give Now

Highland Cemetery Endowment Fund   Give Now

Keith and Kathy Garms Family Endowment   Give Now

Lanny and Linda Kuehl Family Endowment for NICC   Give Now

MFL-MarMac Dollars for Scholars Endowment   Give Now

Monona Garden and Trail Endowment   Give Now

Northeast Iowa Farm and Antique Association   Learn More | Give Now

Osborne Partners for Education Endowment   Give Now

Richard and Gail Larson Fund

Rod and Mary Jo Tangeman Family Endowment for Guttenberg Library   Give Now

Rod and Mary Jo Tangeman Family Endowment for the Guttenberg EMS   Give Now

Rod and Mary Jo Tangeman Family Endowment for the Guttenberg Rotary   Give Now

Roger and Connie Halvorson CCFF Fund for Entrepreneurship  Give Now

St. John's Lutheran Matthew 28:19 Endowment   Learn More | Give Now

Webster Fine Arts Scholarship Endowment for Clayton Ridge

Zichal Family Endowment for Conservation

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.