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Clintonville Area Charities Receive $11,215

The Clintonville Area Foundation, one of our regional affiliates, awarded $11,215 in grants to seven charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area last year.

The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded from a variety of charitable funds within the community foundation.

Eligible nonprofit organizations submit grant requests through the foundation’s annual competitive process.  The foundation’s volunteer grants committee members recommend grant recipients to the advisory board for approval. To learn more about the grant application process, with a Dec. 1 deadline, click here. 

Here’s what these grants are doing to improve the quality of life in the Clintonville area:

  • 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 later, 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 that 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.
  • Clintonville Fire Department – $1,745 to be used to help offset the cost of training 13 members of the department for Emergency Medical Response.  The intention is to train and equip the firefighters with the skills necessary to render aid in the event of an emergency. Fire department members completed Emergency Medical Response training to help Clintonville Area Ambulance Service and ultimately those in immediate medical need.

Established in 1995, the Clintonville Area Foundation became a geographic affiliate of the Appleton-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region in 2000, and has since awarded over $400,000 in grants from charitable and scholarship funds created within by individuals and families.  Learn more at

(Left to Right) CAF Board Member Jeff Hoffman, Board Member Sara Mullen-Hornung, Vice Chair Duwayne Federwitz, Board Member Lori List, Chair Mike Hankins, Secretary Jill Cassiani, Treasurer Mike Papendorf, Board Member Sue Aschliman, Board Member Dr. Jerald Schoenike, Board Member Kathy Akey and Board Member Ann Klemp.

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