Clio Area Community Fund

Give today to the Clio Area Community Fund and you will be supporting homegrown philanthropy in the areas of arts and culture, community development, health and human services, and recreation. A local advisory committee meets throughout the year to review grant applications and advise funding to nonprofits that exclusively benefit the City of Clio, Thetford Township and Vienna Township.

In 1991, the Clio Area Community Fund was established under the leadership of Alice Boyse, John Engelhart and Otis Stout. Miss Boyse was the first woman mayor of Clio and also served as a Community Foundation trustee from 1994-1995. Together, Alice, John and Otis conducted a fund raising drive that netted over $5,000 to establish the Clio Area Community Fund.

Clio Advisory Committee

  • Leesa Lee, Chair
  • John Scott Roark, Vice Chair
  • Cary Engelhart, Past Chair
  • Patrick McGuire, Trustee Liaison
  • Gerry Barthel
  • Nicholas Belill
  • Martin L. Cousineau
  • Shelley Hanchett
  • Kendra Reynolds
  • Marlene Wilson

Volunteer Recognition

Shelley Hanchett, former volunteer of the Clio Area Community Fund was recognized for serving 9 years on the advisory committee at the 2021 Art of Philanthropy Awards. 

Recent Grants

We Are Proud to Support These Great Nonprofits

Youth Health and Fitness Fund Clio Can-Do Series of Walks and Activities $3,000
Clio Cast and Crew Onstage! Summer Youth Program $3,000
Clio Area Schools  Red Carpet Social $2,000
Clio Area Schools  Summer School: STEM Based Learning $1,878
Clio Fire Authority Thermal Imaging Camera $1,443
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Landscaping for Genesee Habitat’s Infill Lot $1,000


Endowed Funds associated with the Clio Area Community Fund

  • Alice L. Boyse Community Fund
  • Alice L. Boyse Scholarship Fund
  • Clio Area Education Fund
  • Clio Area Historical Association Fund of John and Clarice Engelhart
  • Clio Area Youth Initiative Program Fund
  • Clio Veterans Memorial Park Endowment Fund
  • Katherine A. Jones Fund
  • Marian F. Langworthy and J. Kelly Lugger Scholarship Fund
  • Latture Family Fund
  • Donald E. and Judy M. Lee Fund
  • G. Jim and Marlene Wilson Family Fund

For Don Lee the death of his beloved wife, Judy, is still raw. It’s only been a few months, but Don’s immediate actions will preserve his wife’s legacy through a gift to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The Donald E. and Judy M. Lee Fund has been established to benefit charitable causes in the Clio area for good, forever.

Read Don Lee's Story