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Community Engagement Manager
Carolyn Desrosiers


[email protected]

Clintonville Area Foundation

Improving the quality of life in the Clintonville area.

Families of Funds


Grants from the Clintonville Area Foundation’s Community Fund come from fundraising activities and unrestricted funds that donors established intending that the boards of the CAF and the Community Foundation determine the best ways to use the grant money to meet ongoing community needs. The grants are intended to improve the quality of life for residents of the Clintonville Area School District.

What We Fund

  • Creative new activities or services: New programs, one-time projects, events, exhibits, studies or surveys.
  • Enhancement or strengthening of existing activities: Projects to enhance, expand or strengthen the range, quantity and/or quality of an organization’s programs and services.
  • Small capital investments: Items that are directly related to program delivery or service to clients, such as a refrigerator for a food pantry or equipment to comply with ADA requirements.
  • Recurring events: Exhibits, presentations, performances or non-fundraising events that occur on a periodic basis. Grants for recurring events typically will not exceed $2,500 annually per organization for a maximum of three years

Range of grantmaking: Up to $3,000
Deadline: Dec. 1 at 4 p.m.
Grant Decisions: End of January

What We Don't Fund

  • Multi-year requests.
  • Major capital projects.
  • General operating expenses not related to the proposed project.
  • Organizations that don't serve residents of the Clintonville area.
  • Organizations or needs not eligible per grant policies listed above.


To Apply

  1. Read the Community Foundation’s general grant policies
  2. Due to the Foundation’s technological issues (details here), for the 2021 grant cycle, applications will NOT be accepted via the online grant portal. Rather, they will be accepted via EMAIL SUBMISSION.
  3. Download the application materials here and follow the instructions:

APPLICATION - Clintonville Area Community Foundation 2021 
BUDGET – Clintonville Area Community Foundation 2021 

If you need assistance, contact the staff representative:

Carolyn Desrosiers
Community Engagement Manager