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Donor Services Manager
Kelly Hicks


[email protected]

Brillion Area Family of Funds

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

Double your impact! A $500,000 Challenge to benefit your 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.

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 for Fiscal 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 2023 Grant Awardees are:

Brillion Police Department
$1,000 to support National Night Out 2024
GROW Foundation
$800 to support the Derek Emmer Heritage Park Project Second Phase
Friends of the Endries Performing Arts Center
$800 to support the Sound & Lighting project
Samaritan Counseling
$933 to support Thrive Calumet
Brillion Public Library
$1,000 to support the Spanish Collection Expansion II project
Brillion School District/Brillion Middle School
$600 to support Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya Assistance
Brillion Optimist Club
$800 to support the Horn Park Improvement project


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

Board Members

Tammy Koehler – Chair
Sarah Pielhop – Vice Chair
Cheryl Brazil
Charles Jensen
Aaron Kabat
Bruce Keller
Sarah Lemke
Dennis Miller
Bonnie Olson
Tamara Pribbernow
Nick Romenesko
Matt Vechart
Peter Vechart
Jessica Wenzel
Kelsey Woldt

Contact Us:

Kelly Hicks
Donor Services Manager
[email protected]

By mail:
4455 Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54914
[email protected]