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 Grant Advisory Committee

  • John Scott Roark, Chair
  • Patrick McGuire, Trustee Liaison
  • Cary Engelhart
  • Brianna Fuller
  • Suzanne Maxwell
  • Bob Nelson
  • Steven Reynolds
  • Mark Piper, Ex-Officio
  • Mark Miller, Ex-Officio

Recent Grants

OrganizationProgramGrant Award
Clio Area Human Services FundSafety Net Store Food Pantry$3,700
Youth Health and Fitness of the Clio Area2023 Support $2,000
Clio Area SchoolsClio Community Education Theater and Arts Scholarships$3,500
Clio Area Historical Association, Inc. Restoration of Depot Garden $1,150
Clio Area Fire AuthorityReplacing AEDs $1,800
Clio Rotary Clio Rotary Beautification Projects $1,500
Clio Center for the Arts

Building Beautification

City of Clio Amphitheater Stage Replacement $5,000

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