The Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc. supports nonprofit organizations that serve Clay County – the community that provided such a fulfilling life for its founders, Paul and Klare Reinhold. Paul and Klare were deeply religious, devoted to family and community, and together they supported many philanthropic and charitable causes.
Through the Foundation, Paul and Klare’s grandchildren and great grandchildren continue to provide programs that support Clay County nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for residents of Clay County. Principal among these programs are the Reinhold Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Development and Capacity Building Initiative, dedicated to enhancing the leadership skills within nonprofit organizations that serve Clay County, and Celebrate Clay, an annual awards program created to recognize, reward, and encourage community service within Clay County.
The Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc. was organized by Paul E. Reinhold in 1954. Mr. Reinhold was a successful businessman and a national leader in the dairy business. His wife, Klare N. Reinhold was a source of strength for him and together they supported many philanthropic and charitable causes. They were both deeply religious people and their church was a very important part of their lives. They were interested particularly in seeing young people develop to their greatest potential. They also enjoyed music and art and had an appreciation for many of the old classics. Health care and its related ability to help people live a fuller and happier life were also a major concern they shared. Klare Reinhold died at age 79 in 1975. Paul Reinhold died in 1987 at the age of 93. The Foundation provides the means for the continuing support of the philanthropic concerns of its founders.
To perpetuate the ethos of cathedral building in doing good in the community within the context of Christian values and family continuity (unity) and to share in the celebration of family heritage.
(Paul and Klare Reinhold with daughters Anne and June, circa 1923)