Enhancing quality of life for the people of the greater Chilton area
Established in 2001, the Chilton Area Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for the people of the greater Chilton area. We are a geographic affiliate of the Appleton, WI-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
Check out our digital version of our 2022 Annual Report to the Community! Flip through our stories and read about the impact we’ve had thanks to generous individuals, businesses and organizations:
Make a gift to the Chilton Area Community Foundation, and support our mission to strengthen your community!
If you’d like to donate by mail, please send your gift to: 42 School Street, Chilton, WI 53014.
Individuals, families and organizations establish charitable funds with us to make a difference 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, and will generate grants to benefit your favorite charitable causes today and long after you’re gone.
View our list of charitable funds in our Fiscal Year 2022,
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.
New: Generous grants help Chilton area thrive!
In April, 2023, the Chilton Area Community Foundation awarded $74,647 in grants from the Chilton Area Community Foundation Fund to 17 nonprofit organizations to improve quality of life in the greater Chilton area. The foundation designated three $10,000 grants to: Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity for its Chilton Rock the Block initiative; Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley for its Thrive Calumet Counseling program; and the Matt Kolbe Memorial Foundation, Inc. for building an inclusion-friendly playground at Nenning Park.
Other nonprofits receiving grants include:
Charitable funds within the Chilton Area Community Foundation have awarded more than $650,000 in grants since the CACF was established in 2001. Most grants are awarded through funds for which the donors recommend recipients or have dedicated all grant money to specific charitable organizations or causes. Competitive grants from funds directed by the CACF Board are awarded through an annual application process. Applications are due January 31.
We now have more than 50 funds established by families, businesses and other entities. These funds provide a wide variety of support in the community — from important nonprofit services to scholarships to assist Chilton High School graduates pursuing higher education. In 2022, we awarded $48,211 in Community Fund grants to 14 organizations.
Scholarships are available to students from Chilton-area high schools. Application deadlines start February 1. Search by school.
William Engler, Jr.
Greg Garton – Vice Chair
Jerry Mallmann – Secretary/Treasurer
Derek McDermott – Chair
Terry Friederichs – Chair
42 School Street, Chilton, WI 53014