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.
We have a new digital version of our annual 2020 Report to the Community! You can flip through the pages and read stories of how we impact our community thanks to our generous donors, or download and print a PDF version.
Make a gift to the Chilton Area Community Foundation, and support our mission to strengthen your community! You may donate online here, or mail 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 create a fund that generates grants to benefit your favorite charitable causes today and long after you’re gone. View our list of charitable funds for our most recent Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020.
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.
Charitable funds within the Chilton Area Community Foundation have awarded more than $424,000 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 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 2021, we awarded $28,300 in Community Fund grants to eight organizations.
Scholarships are available to students from Chilton-area high schools. Most applications are due March 1. Search by school.
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports nonprofit and other community organizations engaging in immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery in Outagamie, Calumet, Shawano, Waupaca and the Neenah-Menasha area of Winnebago counties impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
From the very creation of this fund, generous businesses, organizations and individuals quickly rallied their support! The groundswell of donations of all monetary sizes continues to help the fund grow. Every dollar donated into the fund will be put into action in the community. Needs continue, and we encourage you to give to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
William Engler, Jr.
Greg Garton – Vice Chair
Jerry Mallmann – Treasurer
Derek McDermott – Chair
Terry Friederichs – Chair
42 School Street, Chilton, WI 53014