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Clintonville Area Foundation

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

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.

News: Clintonville Community Heroes Award Nominations Now Open!

Clintonville Area Foundation 2018 Community Hero Award Winner, Connie Mitchell, accepts the honor from Community Hero Founder, Dan Olk at the Foundation’s 2018 Annual Fund-Raiser.

The Clintonville Area Foundation is accepting nominations until July 31, 2019 for its annual Community Heroes Award.

This award was established in 2011 by Clintonville native Dan Olk to recognize and celebrate outstanding volunteer service that greatly enhances Clintonville area communities. The award, which comes with $2,000 for the winner to donate to local charities, is supported through the Clintonville Area Foundation. It will be presented during the Foundation’s 2019 annual fund-raiser, “The Art of Living/Giving” on September 14, 2019 at Clintonville Riverside Golf Course.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Exemplify the spirit of community service.
  • Make an outstanding contribution to the community through volunteer service.
  • Demonstrate exceptional commitment, service, creativity, cooperation, or leadership.
  • Serve as a role model for others in their community.
  • Inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
  • Receive no financial compensation for their volunteer activities.
  • Perform the majority of his/her volunteer work in the greater Clintonville area, defined as the Clintonville Public School District. He/she need not reside in the area.

Nomination forms are available online and at these local places: Clintonville Public Library (75 Hemlock St.), Clintonville Public School District office (45 W. Green Tree Rd), and Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce office (1 S. Main St.). Please send any questions by email to [email protected] or call Dan Olk at (515) 268-9207.

 Read our 2018 Community Report!


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.

2018 Community Fund Grant recipients

  • Clintonville Area Swim Team – $5,000 toward the purchase of a new scoreboard for the Clintonville Recreation Center pool.
  • CESA 8 – $1,250 to sponsor two Clintonville-area teachers in the CESA 8 Career Academy Teacher Externship program.
  • Clintonville Area Ambulance Service – $1,250 to provide supplies for a flu vaccine clinic to provide free flu shots to local residents.
  • Clintonville Goodfellows Association – $1,000 to purchase food and gifts for children for the annual Goodfellows holiday distribution.
  • Clintonville Police Department – $3,000 to fund the purchase, training and care of a K-9 patrol in the City of Clintonville after the unexpected loss of former K-9, Chero.
  • Clintonville Public Schools-Rexford Longfellow Elementary – $3,000 to provide a class set of heart rate monitors to be used by students in grades K-4 to help them get excited about and better understand their personal fitness.
  • Navarino Nature Center – $2,000 to create a natural playscape area at the nature center for young children to explore nature, their imagination and senses.
  • Safe Haven Domestic Abuse Support Center – $2,500 to support the costs of furnishing a bedroom and the installation of new security equipment as part of a building expansion.

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In 2017, scholarships totaling $9,000 were awarded to (l-r): Nicole Seefeldt, Catherine Morse, Madelyn Didier, Taylor Zeinert, Ruchita Patel, Teressa Friedrich and Claudia Spreeman.

At left, Madelyn Didier receives her scholarship from CAF Chair Connie Carpenter.

Scholarships are available for Clintonville-area students, with most applications due March 1. Search for available scholarships.

 2017 Clintonville Area Foundation Scholarships

  • SSG Warren Hansen Memorial Scholarship/Clintonville Foundation to Taylor Zeinert – $500
  • Akey Family Scholarship to Ruchita Patel – $1,000
  • David and Verna Kuschel Scholarship to Catherine Morse – $500
  • Arno and Eleanor Olson Scholarship to Madelyn and Nicole Seefeldt – $1,000 each
  • Carol Johnson Scholarship to Nicole Seefeldt – $2,000
  • Joan Paulson Scholarship to Madelyn Didier – $1,000
  • Walter and Mable Schultz Scholarship to Claudia Spreeman – $500
  • Philip Jeske Memorial Scholarship to Claudia Spreeman – $500
  • Jerry Wagenson Scholarship to Claudia Spreeman – $500
  • Margaret Peeters Memorial Scholarship to Teressa Friedrich – $500

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 a list of our charitable funds.

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.

(Left to Right) Board Member Jeff Hoffman, Board Member Sara Mullen-Hornung, Vice Chair Duwayne Federwitz, Board Member Lori List, Chair Mike Hankins, Secretary Jill Cassiani, Treasurer Mike Papendorf, Board Member Sue Aschliman, Board Member Dr. Jerald Schoenike, Board Member Kathy Akey and Board Member Ann Klemp.

Board Members

Mike Hankins – Chair
DuWayne Federwitz – Vice Chair
Mike Papendorf – Treasurer
Jill Cassiani – Secretary
Kathy Akey 

Sue Aschliman
Joanne Doornink
Jeff Hoffman
Ann Klemp
Sara Mullen-Hornung
Lori List
Robert Van Asten
Jerald Schoenike

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 920-830-1290 (Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office)
Mail: P.O. Box 244, Clintonville, WI, 54929-0244