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Vice President of Community Engagement
Tammy Geenen


[email protected]

Chilton Area Community Foundation

Enhancing quality of life for the people of the greater Chilton area

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Our Story

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.

Our Annual Report

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:
Chilton Area Community Foundation
4455 W. Lawrence St.
Appleton, WI 54914

Charitable Funds

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 2023.

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.


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:

  • Community Clothes Closet: $5,000 to help bring its Traveling Closet to Chilton.
  • Crossfire Ranch, Inc.: $5,000 for equine youth mentoring for the Chilton area.
  • LEAVEN, Inc: $5,000 for Chilton Housing & Utility Assistance.
  • New Hope Center: $5,000 for its InnerAct Summer Camp.
  • Chilton Public Library: $4,947 for Sharing Our Stories oral history project.
  • REACH-A-child: $4,500 to purchase children’s books for First Responders.
  • Exceptional Equestrians: $3,500 for Hippotherapy 2023.
  • CHPS-Chilton Public School District: $3,000 for its Screenless Coding for Elementary Students program.
  • Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass: $2,100 for Chilton area students to attend its Fox Valley Area High School Glass Experiences and Exhibition.
  • Chilton Elementary and Middle School Libraries: $2,000 for their Screen-Free Week initiative.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin: $1,575 for its one-to-one mentoring programs for Chilton youth.
  • Fox Valley Memory Project, Inc: $1,500 for its monthly Memory Cafes and special events.
  • Bay-Lakes Council Boy Scouts of America: $1,000 for its Scouting for Food program.
  • CHPS-Chilton Middle School: $525 for a mosaic art installation.

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.

Board members

Derek McDermott – Chair
Greg Garton – Vice Chair
Jerry Mallmann – Secretary/Treasurer
Corey Brickl
Melanie Dvorak
Bill Engler
Terry Friederichs
Grant Mortimer
Tom Reinl
Kim Rietbrock

Grants Committee:
Terry Friederichs – Chair
Corey Brickl
Jerry Mallmann
Kelly Kress
Chuck Schuknecht
Allen Schuette

Contact Us

Tammy Geenen
Vice President of Community Engagement
[email protected]

By Mail:
Chilton Area Community Foundation
4455 Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54914