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Chilton Area Community Foundation

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

Announcement: Chilton-Area Grant Opportunity Available Now 

We are accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2021 grant cycle. Our grant money comes from fundraising activities and unrestricted funds that donors established intending that the boards of the CACF and the Community Foundation determine the best ways to use the grant money to meet ongoing community needs. The grants are intended to improve the quality of life for residents of the Chilton Area School District.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, for the 2021 annual grant cycle, the Chilton Area Community Foundation is temporarily amending the annual competitive grant guidelines in response to the crisis. Traditionally, this fund has accepted applications for projects and programs in the area of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, and health and human services.

The Community Foundation will continue to accept requests from charitable organizations in these areas, with greater flexibility as to the type of support provided. Applicants may request support for projects or programs benefiting residents of the Chilton area as they have in years past, or, they may request assistance to respond specifically to the Covid-19 crisis including general operating support to sustain critical mission-based work that has been financially impacted by the crisis.

Grant guidelines and application can be found here.

Deadline: Grant applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on January 31, 2021. Questions about the grant application process can be directed to CACF grants committee chair Terry Friederichs at 920-849-4042 or Jenny Krikava, Community Engagement Manager for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region at [email protected].

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.

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.

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 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.

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.


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 2020 we awarded $38,710 in Community Fund grants to 10 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.

Board members

Melanie Dvorak
William Engler, Jr.
Terry Friederichs
Greg Garton – Vice Chair
Jerry Mallmann – Treasurer
Derek McDermott – Chair
Grant Mortimer
Tom Reinl
Kim Rietbrock
Denise Stoker
Rich Stoker

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


Contact Us

42 School Street, Chilton, WI 53014
[email protected]