The Clintonville Area Foundation is making a huge impact in the community by awarding $15,000 in grants to seven local charitable organizations.
The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded from a variety of charitable funds within the foundation this year. Since 2000, the Clintonville Area Foundation has awarded nearly $450,000 in grants from charitable and scholarship funds created by local individuals and families.
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“We are proud to announce that the Clintonville Area Foundation will once again this year be sharing funding with seven area nonprofit organizations, who will use these monies for better nutrition, clothing, victim services, museum signage and a local dog park,” said Sue Aschliman, advisory board chair for the Clintonville Area Foundation.
Eligible nonprofit organizations submitted grant requests through the Foundation’s annual competitive process. The Foundation’s volunteer grants committee recommends grant recipients to the advisory board for approval.
The following grants were awarded:
- Clintonville Area Food Pantry: $3,000 to ensure pantry users have access to fresh fruit despite rising food costs because fresh fruit is key to foundational nutritional eating.
Friends of the Clintonville Dog Park; Fiscal Sponsor City of Clintonville: $500 to support the construction of fencing for the Clintonville Dog Park, which Cassidy Rose is putting into place at the Bucholtz Park as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.
- Clintonville Goodfellows Association: $3,000 to provide winter outerwear and boots during their 2023 holiday distribution event, which serves several hundred individuals and families in need.
- The Compassionate Connection Center: $3,000 to cover one month of costs for the Nutrition Mission, a weekend backpack program serving students experiencing food insecurity in the Clintonville School District.
- Safe Haven Domestic Abuse Support Center: $2,500 to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including shelter expenses, hotels for clients in quarantine or overflow from shelter, crisis line expenses, PPE, cleaning supplies, gas cards and hygiene items.
- Community Clothes Closet: $2,000 to help bring the Traveling Clothes Closet to Clintonville six times in 2023 to distribute needed clothing items for free in partnership with The Compassionate Connection Center.
- Four Wheel Drive Foundation: $1,000 to purchase metal display stands to improve exhibit signage to assist visitor viewing and learning. This grant was made possible with support from the Clintonville Education Fund.
The Clintonville Area Foundation is one of five geographic affiliates we partner with in the Fox Valley. Our other partners include Brillion Area Family of Funds, Chilton Area Community Foundation, Shawano Area Community Foundation and Waupaca Area Community Foundation. Established in 1995, the Clintonville Area Foundation’s mission is to enhance and improve the social, cultural, educational health and general well-being of people in the Clintonville area. In 2000, it became a geographic affiliate of the Appleton-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.