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Vice President of Community Engagement
Tammy Geenen


[email protected]

Clintonville Area Foundation

Enhancing and improving the social, cultural, educational, health and general well-being of people in the Clintonville area.

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Our Story

Established in 1995, the Clintonville Area Foundation’s mission is to enhance and improve the social, cultural, educational, health and general well-being of people in the Clintonville area. It became a geographic affiliate of the Appleton, WI-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region in 2000. Grants from our community fund strengthen the Clintonville area.


Make a gift to the Clintonville Area Foundation, and support our mission to strengthen your community!

If you’d like to donate by mail, please send your gift to: 
Clintonville Area Foundation
4455Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54914

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:


Scholarships are available for Clintonville-area students, with application deadlines starting February 1. Search for available scholarships.

If you reside in the Clintonville School District and would like to take a course to improve your performance, skills and abilities in your career and community, you may be eligible for a Small Steps Scholarship.

 Charitable Funds

Individuals, families and organizations establish charitable funds with us to give back to 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. View our list of charitable funds for Fiscal year 2023 benefitting the Clintonville area.

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.


Most grants are awarded from charitable funds for which the donors recommend the nonprofit organization recipients. However, the CAF accepts applications annually by Dec. 1 from local nonprofit organizations for grants from the Clintonville Community Fund.   Learn about the grant application process here.

2022 Community Fund Grant recipients

This year we’ve awarded $15,000 in grants to seven charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area. Click here to see the slides show from our Grant Presentation Event. Here’s what these grants are doing to improve the quality of life in community: Here’s what these grants are doing to improve the quality of life in community:

Clintonville Area Food Pantry: $3,000 to ensure pantry users have access to fresh fruit despite rising food costs because fresh fruit is key to foundational nutritional eating.

Clintonville Goodfellows Association: $3,000 to provide winter outerwear and boots during their 2023 holiday distribution event, which serves several hundred individuals and families in need.

Friends of the Clintonville Dog Park: Fiscal Sponsor City of Clintonville: $500 to support the construction of fencing for the Clintonville Dog Park, which Cassidy Rose is putting into place at the Bucholtz Park as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

The Compassionate Connection Center: $3,000 to cover one month of costs for the Nutrition Mission, a weekend backpack program serving students experiencing food insecurity in the Clintonville School District.

Safe Haven Domestic Abuse Support Center: $2,500 to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including shelter expenses, hotels for clients in quarantine or overflow from shelter, crisis line expenses, PPE, cleaning supplies, gas cards and hygiene items.

Community Clothes Closet: $2,000 to help bring the Traveling Clothes Closet to Clintonville six times in 2023 to distribute needed clothing items for free in partnership with The Compassionate Connection Center.

Four Wheel Drive Foundation: $1,000 to purchase metal display stands to improve exhibit signage to assist visitor viewing and learning. This grant was made possible with support from the Clintonville Education Fund.



Sue Aschliman – Chair
Dirk Weber – Vice Chair
Mandy Kriesel – Treasurer
Megan McLaughlin – Secretary
Mark Goerlinger
Rachel Heineman
Jeff Hoffman
Troy Kuhn
Joy Krubsack
Lori List
Jon Pahl
Jolyne Zaldivar

Grants Committee:
Sue Aschliman – Chair
Kathy Akey
Rachel Heineman
Mandy Kriesel
Joy Krubsack
Megan McLaughlin
Jon Pahl

Contact Us:

Tammy Geenen
Vice President of Community Engagement
[email protected]

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