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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?

  1. Donate online here 
  2. Send a check made payable to:
    BAFF/Community Endowment Fund Brillion Area Family of Funds
    4455 W. Lawrence Street Appleton, WI 54914

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.

We’ve compiled a Community Report that spans five years, from fiscal 2015 through fiscal 2020.

You can view our Community Report here:

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


Make a gift to the Brillion Area Family of Funds, and support our mission to strengthen your community! Donate online or send a gift by mail to P.O. Box 43, Brillion, WI 54110 or use the Paypal link above.

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 create a fund that generates grants to benefit your favorite charitable causes today and long after you’re gone. See our list of funds in our most recent Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2021. 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 2021 Grant Awardees are:

Brillion Police Department
$1,500 to support Annual Night Out on 8/5/2021.

Tri-County Community Dental
$1,500 to support Robert Glass Focus on the Children program in Brillion Elementary School.

Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley – Thrive Calumet
$1,500 to support Thrive Calumet in the Brillion School.

Friends of the Endries Performing Arts Center
$1,500 – Ion XE light board for Brillion High School Endries Performing Arts Center.


See scholarships available to Brillion High School students. Most applications are due March 1.

Board Members

Steve Klessig –
Don Mathiebe –Treasurer
Steve Meyer – Secretary

Larry Dietz
Aaron Kabat
Bruce Keller
Tammy Koehler
Sarah Lemke

Dennis Miller
JoAnn Mignon
George Petrie
Sarah Pielhop
Elizabeth Wenzel

Contact Us:

Br[email protected]
PO Box 43, Brillion, WI 54110