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Clintonville Area Foundation awards six grants

2019 Clintonville Area Foundation grant distribution (l-r, front row) Gibson Island volunteer Cody Carrico, Gibson Island volunteer Joy Krubsack, Girl Scout leader Leslie Coleman, CESA 8 representative Lynn Aprill, Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elena Kowalkowski, (rear row) Gibson Island volunteer Jesse Wilson, Navarino Nature Center director/naturalist Tim Ewing, Navarino Nature Center volunteer Ann Fuge, Navarino Nature Center volunteer Connie Mitchell, Clintonville High School science teacher Jeff Crumbaugh, Clintonville School District Superintendent David Dyb, Clintonville Mayor Richard Beggs. Photo credit: Jeff C. Hoffman, Clintonville Tribune-Gazette


The Clintonville Area Foundation (CAF) one of our five regional affiliates, has awarded $9,470 in grants to six charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area.

The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded from a variety of charitable funds within the community foundation this year during a celebration last week at the Living Room Coffee Shop in Clintonville.

CAF President Joanne Doornink (L), CAF Board Director Sue Aschliman. Photo credit: Jeff C. Hoffman, Clintonville Tribune-Gazette

“The Foundation’s mission to enhance and improve the social, cultural, educational, health and general well-being of the people in the Clintonville area was well served with these grants,” said Joanne Doornink, Advisory Board Chairperson of the Clintonville Area Foundation.  “We are happy to award these grants to benefit our community.”

Eligible nonprofit organizations submitted grant requests through the Foundation’s annual competitive process.

The Foundation’s volunteer grants committee members recommend recipients to the advisory board for approval.

The following grants were approved:

  • CESA 8 – $1,250 to sponsor two Clintonville area teachers in the CESA 8 Career Academy Teacher Externship program. Participants will work side-by-side with industry peers to better understand their workforce needs, and integrate what they learn into the classroom.
  • CLPS-Clintonville High School – $2,000 to provide financial support for Summer Science Research Scholarships for highly motivated science students, especially those with financial barriers, to attend summer research camp.
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes – $1,000 to help provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in the Clintonville community through supplies and financial assistance so all girls are able to participate regardless of financial means.
  • Navarino Nature Center – $2,000 to support the building of the outdoor education resource facility to expand access to educational programming for seniors and individuals with special needs.
  • Clintonville Area Ambulance Service – $1,500 to provide supplies and training materials to bring the “Stop the Bleed” outreach campaign to Clintonville organizations, including churches, clubs, businesses and the general public.
  • Town of Belle Plaine – $1,720 to the Gibson Island Invasives Reduction effort to purchase and install native shrubs and woody perennials to block the regrowth of black locust trees.

To learn more, visit the CAF website or call (920) 830-1290.


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