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Clintonville Foundation awards $10,850 in grants

The Clintonville Area Foundation distributed $10,850 to six area nonprofit organizations at its 2024 grant distribution last week at the Living Room Coffee Shop in Clintonville.

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

Clintonville Food Pantry

Grants were awarded to:

  • The Compassionate Connection Center: $2,000 to support the Harvest of the Month Healthy Eating initiative benefiting students and families in the Clintonville School District by providing locally sourced, in-season produce each month, as well as six parent/child cooking class sessions.
  • Clintonville Goodfellows Association: $1,500 to support milk and food vouchers redeemable at a local grocery store for each household that attends the 2024 holiday distribution.
  • 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.
  • The Community Clothes Closet: $2,250 to support six Traveling Closet distribution events in 2024, which provide free clothing, winter gear and other essentials to Clintonville families with a demonstrated need.
  • Mission of Hope House of Wisconsin: $1,500 to provide vouchers to help clients have their basic needs met while working on their recovery from substance use and/or mental health disorders.
  • Safe Haven Domestic Abuse Support Center: $600 to purchase tools to keep the shelter pantry and clothing rooms more organized, which support client’s emergency needs.


Safe Haven accepted by Megan Lazaro Rodriguez, presented by CAF BOD Chair Sue Aschliman Mission of Hope accepted by CAF BOD members Mandy Kriesl and Mark Goerlinger, presented by CAF BOD Chair Sue Aschliman Clintonville Food Pantry accepted by Mary Dobbe and Nancy Immel, presented by CAF BOD Chair Sue Aschliman Community Clothes Closet accepted by Lisa Jones, presented by CAF BOD Chair Sue Aschliman Compassionate Connections Center accepted by Sophie Forbes and Ava Lorenz, presented by CAF BOD Chair Sue Aschliman Goodfellows accepted by Steve Conradt & Mary Hintz, presented by CAF BOD Chair Sue Aschliman
Mission of Hope accepted by CAF BOD members Mandy Kriesl and Mark Goerlinger, presented by CAF BOD Chair Sue Aschliman


Eligible nonprofit organizations submitted 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.

Sue Aschliman, Clintonville Chair

“We are excited to announce the Clintonville Area Foundation is supporting six area nonprofit organizations, who will use these monies for better nutrition, clothing and victim services,” said Sue Aschliman, the foundation’s advisory board chairperson.

The annual Clintonville Area Foundation grants cycle starts with applications for projects or new programs with clear goals and financial accountability for which a moderate amount of grant money can make the greatest impact on an area of need.

Grants are made for a broad range of purposes to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, health and human services, community development, education and the environment.

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 Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Since 2000, the Clintonville Area Foundation has awarded nearly $450,000 in grants from charitable and scholarship funds created within the foundation by individuals and families.

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.

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