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Brillion Area Family of Funds

Preserving, strengthening and improving quality of life in the Brillion area.

NEW! Announcing a $500,000 Challenge to benefit the Brillion community!

Whether you were born and raised in the Brillion area or it is your adopted community, you no doubt appreciate the quality of life we enjoy here.

The privilege of living in a community like ours instills in us a desire to pay something back for what we’ve been given. One of the important and necessary funds that we are growing is the Brillion Area Community Endowment Fund. It provides a permanent source of dollars for charitable organizations working to improve the lives of everyone in our area.

Bob and Pat Endries want to leave a legacy by helping shape the future of Brillion today! They are matching dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000 for all donations in any amount to the Brillion Area Community Endowment Fund, the Fund that will support the work in Brillion forever.

If we can raise $500,000, secure the match of $500,000, we will be ensuring $45,000 annually will be given to our local nonprofits and schools forever!

Bob and Pat explain:

How do I make a donation?

Make a gift to the Brillion Area Family of Funds, and support our mission to strengthen your community!

If you’d like to donate by mail, please send your gift to:

Brillion Area Family of Funds, c/o: Community Foundation
4455 W. Lawrence St.
Appleton, WI 54914

We will direct your mail to the appropriate Brillion board member, and your donation will be processed through the Community Foundation and deposited per your instructions.

Our Story

The Brillion Area Family of Funds began in 2013 as a collection of charitable funds to actively preserve, strengthen and improve the quality of life in the Brillion area.

We are a regional affiliate of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.  Learn more about us.

Annual Report

Check out our digital version of our 2022 Annual Report to the Community! Use the arrows to flip through our stories and read about the impact we’ve had thanks to generous individuals, businesses and organizations:

This digital flipbook publication gives us the opportunity to share some of the great charitable giving that has happened this past fiscal year.

Within the Grant Portal, our nonprofit partners can:

Apply for grants
Access, complete, and submit:
…..~ Applications
…..~ Grant Agreements
…..~ Progress and Final Reports
…..~ Decision and award history (as of March 2023)
…..~ Payment dates

How to Apply: If you can’t view the video above, click on this link: Video Tutorial 2: Applying for Funding 

Navigate your dashboard

If you can’t view the video above, click on this link:

Video Tutorial 3: Your Applicant Dashboard 

We’ve made some significant improvements! Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.  

Charitable Funds

Individuals, families and organizations establish charitable funds with us to make a difference in the community in ways that help others today and for future generations. It’s easy to start a fund with a gift of cash, stock, real estate or almost any asset. We can help you plan a gift that meets your charitable goals. See our list of funds as of January 2023. Read about the Brillion Iron Works Fund.

We are building the Brillion Area Community Endowment Fund so that it can provide a permanent source of grant dollars for nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of everyone in the Brillion Area. Make a tax-deductible donation online now!

Did You Know?

You can plan for a future charitable gift today by naming us in your will? If you make this or another type of “planned” gift, we would be honored to welcome you into the Himebaugh Legacy Circle.


Each year the Brillion Area Community Endowment Fund provides support to nonprofits serving the Brillion community and its’ residents. The Brillion Advisory Board and the Community Foundation determine the best ways to use the grant money to meet ongoing community needs. The grants are intended to preserve, strengthen and improve quality of life in the Brillion area.

The 2022 Grant Awardees are:

Brillion Public Library$925 to expand Spanish book collection.Brillion Police Department$1,000 to support 2023 National Night Out.Fox Valley Memory Project$152 to support programs held in Brillion, WI.Grow Foundation$250 to support community volunteer day projects.$1,000 to support the Brillion Heritage Park improvements.Friends of the Endries Performing Arts Center$1,500 for lighting and sound upgrades.Brillion Fire Department$1,000 to support 2023 BrillionFest event.


See scholarships available to Brillion High School students. Application deadlines start February 1.

Board Members

Larry Dietz
Chase Jensen
Aaron Kabat
Bruce Keller
Steve Klessig – Chair
Tammy Koehler – Secretary/Treasurer
Sarah Lemke
JoAnn Mignon
Dennis Miller
Bonnie Olson 
Sarah Pielhop
Tamara Pribbernow
Jessica Wenzel
Kelsey Woldt

Contact Us:

[email protected]