Monthly News

Greenbelt Music Festival,
May 17th & 18th, 2024

The festival will take place just west of Horizon Events Center, off the Greenbelt Trail in Clive, Iowa.

Festival passes will start at $64 for 1-day and $95 for 2-day entry.

The Greenbelt Music Festival will donate $5.00 of every festival pass sold to the Clive Community Foundation.


Trash Bash 2023 Helps to Beautify Greenbelt Trail

On April 20 and 21 several civic-minded teams descended on the Clive Greenbelt Trail to beautify Mother Nature’s gift to our city.

Over the course of two rather chilly spring days an estimated 85 volunteers, armed with gloves, trash pickup tools, and bags cleaned up several sections of the Greenbelt Trail.


Salvation Army Opens New Food Pantry in Clive

During the week of April 10, a new food pantry opened in Clive in the Salvation Army Offices at 1400 NW 100th Street. A ribbon cutting ceremony officially welcomed the facility to Clive.


Can Play Continues its Work with Local Youth

Can Play, a 2022 recipient of a grant from the Clive Community Foundation, enters its 12th year of providing no-cost and adaptive sports and recreational programs for thousands of children with barriers to play in Clive and the Greater Des Moines area.


Clive Community Services Needs Volunteers!

Thanks in part to a grant award from the Clive Community Foundation, Clive Community Services continues to help area families by providing food, clothing, and basic medical services at their location on 82nd and Hickman Road in Clive.

They are in need of volunteers!


Clive Community Foundation
Why We Donate

Ever wonder what motivates people to make charitable donations?

Katie Hall, a Clive Community Foundation Board member, talks about her why.


CCF Presents Grant Award to Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

On Thursday, January 19, the Clive Community Foundation (CCF) presented a grant award in the amount of $1500 to Ryan Osborn, President of JA of Central Iowa in Des Moines.


Scheels Makes Donation to Clive Community Foundation

For the second year in a row, Scheel’s at the Jordan Creek Mall made a generous donation to the Foundation.

The check presentation in the amount of $1500 was made by Chrissy Brabandt, Store Leader, on December 15, 2022. Jane Fogg represented the Foundation at the presentation.


Clive Lions Basket Program Helps Local Families

On Saturday, December 10, the Clive Lions Club held their 30th annual Holiday Basket Program positively impacting over 470 family members. Each basket had household items, food, and toys for the children.


Clive Community Foundation Celebrates Grant Awards for 2023

On Thursday, December 8, the CCF formally presented over $40,000 to 12 different local nonprofit organization who will use those grants for programs that support the Foundation’s three main pillars of Quality of Life, Health and Wellness, and Collaboration.



GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of individual generosity. This event was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.


CCF Partners with Clive Chamber of Commerce on Trick or Treat Night

On October 20, the Clive Community Foundation joined 26 other organizations and businesses at the 1st Annual Trick or Treat Night sponsored by the Clive Chamber of Commerce at the Clive Aquatic Center.


Clive Community Foundation and the City of Clive Host Reception

On Monday, October 10, the CCF and the City of Clive hosted a reception at The Palms Theatres in Waukee.


Battle of the ‘Burbs 2022 - A Win for Clive and Thanks to Our Sponsors

The final results are in! While Clive won the Championship Belt with the most registrants, the real winner of the Battle of the ‘Burbs 2022…


Clive Community Foundation partners with the City of Clive on Greenbelt Landing Project

For more information about the Clive Greenbelt Landing, click here. To make a 100% tax deductible gift, click on the green donate button below.


APEX Students Work on Special Projects for Clive Community Foundation

Five students from the Waukee Schools APEX program (Aspiring Professional Experience) recently completed social media and website enhancement projects for CCF.


Clive Greenbelt Trash Bash 2022

As the snow melts for what we hope will be the last time, signs of spring are beginning to appear. Flowers are budding, grass is going from brown to green, and birds are chirping. 


NCMIC Makes Significant Donation to Clive Community Foundation

NCMIC, a Clive-based company, has made a $100,000 donation to the Clive Community Foundation in support of the Triad Project. This multi-year project will provide major enhancements to the Clive Greenbelt, a major attraction in the city.


Clive Community Foundation Partners with City of Clive on Triad Project

The Clive Community Foundation is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with the City of Clive and the Great Outdoors Foundation in support of the Triad Project. This endeavor is part of the region-wide Central Iowa Water Trails project.


Clive Lions 2021 Holiday Basket Program Helps Local Families

On Saturday, December 11, the Clive Lions Club held their annual Holiday Basket Program that benefits needy families in our community. The Clive Lions Club was first chartered in 1977. 


Simplify Your Giving this Holiday Season

As year-end approaches, donations to organizations doing great things in our community pour in. And there’s good reason for that. A significant amount of charitable giving happens at the end of the year. No matter how much you have available to share, having a personal plan for giving is always a good idea.


After The Fire, CCS Carries On

On Monday, October 4, the Clive Community Foundation presented a check to Clive Community Services, in appreciation of their on-going services to our community. Accepting the check for CCS was Stephanie Horak, the organization’s President. Clive Community Services opened its doors in August of 2016.


Clive Lions Club Recognized & Rewarded

  On Saturday, October 2, the Clive Community Foundation presented a check to the Clive Lions Club in the amount of $1,500 recognizing their service to our community and to thank them for making a difference in the lives of many of our friends and neighbors. The Clive Lions was first chartered in 1977.


Clive Community Services Update

As many of you are aware, on May 20 of this year there was a serious fire in the building where Clive Community Services was located. The tremendous work they perform in the local community suffered a major disruption.


2021 Battle of the ‘Burbs – Great Success!

The 2021 Battle of the Burbs took place on August 7 at the NCMIC headquarters in Clive. The event featured a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K Run, a Kids Run and other activities including face-painting, balloon animals, food trucks, beer, and an obstacle course for the kids.


Supporting Families in Need

Do compelling stories about school children in Clive starting their day hungry motivate you? It certainly did when community leaders stepped forward to establish Clive Community Services six years ago. Hungry kids also meant that families were struggling to afford other basic needs.


Opportunity on Deck - "Can Play"

The Clive Community Foundation supports organizations like Opportunity on Deck, now called “Can Play”. Following new safety procedures and guidelines, their volunteers hold free-of-charge athletic opportunities for children at Linnan Park in the heart of Clive. 


Clive Community Foundation Collaborates to Promote Safety

On With Life recently partnered with the Clive Police Department to provide free bike helmets to children, made possible by a grant from Clive Community Foundation (CCF). The goal is to educate and promote the importance of bike helmet use to avoid injury.