Guys Who Give (Clay County)

Guys Who Give Clay County is a philanthropic men’s group, coordinated by the Clay County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Wabash Valley Community Foundation. This group is designed to provide financial support for charitable causes in Clay County, IN while creating a sense of community. Guys Who Give is open to all men – the more men involved, the greater the impact!


Guys Who Give Clay County is composed of men who share a common desire to give back to their local community.

Members commit to donating $500 per year of membership. The first $100 supports an endowment in the Community Foundation that will be used to serve future needs in the community. The remaining $400 is used to support the 4 nonprofits selected by members throughout the year ($100 at each meeting). For example, if there are 100 members, each quarter the group will award $10,000 to a local charitable cause. For the first time, Guys Who Give is offering a reduced membership for members 40 years old and younger to encourage philanthropy. The reduced membership requires $50 for the membership fee and then $50 at each meeting, totaling $250 for the year.

Invite a friend, or two!

The more members we have, the more good we can do.

Our membership is what keeps our group going! Invite family, friends from church, social clubs, anyone that might be interested in joining our organization. The more members we have, the bigger impact we can make for nonprofit organizations in our community!

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Meeting Dates - 2021

Tuesday, March 9 – Elks Lodge

Tuesday, June 8 – Elks Lodge

Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Elks Lodge

Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Elks Lodge


Registration and networking begins at 5:15 p.m. Business meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. and concludes before 6:30 p.m.

CRADLES of Clay County gifted $2,200!

Here is a recap of the 2nd quarter meeting of Guys Who Give Clay County: We were on the patio of the Elks as they are renovating the 2nd floor of their building, and the rain held out just for us! We had just one nonprofit nomination, which made voting very easy! Gerry Hoffy brought […]

Guys Who Give help Craig Park get a new-old bridge!

Miss the meeting last night? Don’t fear! Here’s a recap!     First, we heard from Gerry Hoffa on behalf of CRADLES of Clay County! CRADLES is looking for funding to help with tuition assistance, facility improvements and renovations.   Next, Tom Reberger spoke on behalf of the Clay Community Parks Association who is looking […]

The Rock granted $3,500 from Guys Who Give Clay County!

Good afternoon Guys! If you weren’t able to make the meeting last night, here is a recap: First, we heard from member Donnie Martin on behalf of CRADLES, a nonprofit that provides daycare services for parents that are going back to school to get an education whether it is a high school diploma, GED, college […]

YMCA program “The Promise” Awarded 3rd Quarter Grant!

  If you missed the meeting last night, here is a recap of the presentations: 1. Rick Koch presented on behalf of the Brazil First United Methodist Church to support their food pantry which is striving to support the people in Clay County that are falling between the cracks.   2. Brian Deakins presented on […]

YMCA Summer Food Program Receives $3,400

At the 2nd quarter meeting on June 13th, Guys Who Give Clay County met at the Brazil Elks, here is a recap of the meeting: The first speaker was Jeff Etling for The Rock out of Clay City. The Rock provides after school programming for school children, but more specifically they are trying to get […]

Serving on the Streets Receives First Grant of 2017

For those who missed last night’s meeting, we had two organizations nominated: Member Rick Koch spoke on behalf of the First United Methodist Soup Kitchen Member Jeff Etling spoke on behalf of Serving on the Streets Ultimately the members voted to fund, “Serving on the Streets” for the first grant of the year, right now […]

Grant Recipients

Guys Who Give Clay County was established in the Spring of 2016. Since its inception, the group has awarded a grant each quarter, composed of $100 contributions from each member. The following organizations are the recipients of those grants:

2020 Grant Recipients

  • December 2020-
  • September 2020- CASA Kids
  • June 2020- Clay City Food Pantry
  • March 2020- Clay Youth League

2019 Grant Recipients

  • December 2019- Clay Co. Cooperative Benevolence Ministry
  • September 2019- Clay Youth Football League
  • June 2019- St. Vincent de Paul
  • March 2018- Clay County Emergency Food Pantry

2018 Grant Recipients

2017 Grant Recipients

  • December 2017- The Rock
  • September 2017- YMCA “The Promise” Program
  • June 2017- YMCA Summer Food Program
  • March 2017- Serving on the Streets

2016 Grant Recipients

  • December 2016- CASA Kids
  • September 2016 – Annunciation St. Vincent de Paul
  • June 2016 – FBC Kids Clothes Closet

To be considered for funding, the organization must be a 501(c)3 or governmental entity.