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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.


Make a gift to the Clintonville Area Foundation, and support our mission to strengthen your community! You may donate online here, or send a gift by mail to P.O. Box 244, Clintonville, WI, 54929-0244.


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.

2019 Community Fund Grant recipients

This year we’ve awarded $11,215 in grants to seven charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area. Here’s what these grants are doing to improve the quality of life in community:

  • CESA 8 – $1,250 to sponsor two Clintonville area teachers in the CESA 8 Career Academy Teacher Externship program. Participants will work side-by-side with industry peers to better understand their workforce needs, and later, integrate what they learn into the classroom.
  • CLPS-Clintonville High School – $2,000 to provide financial support for Summer Science Research Scholarships for highly motivated science students, especially those with financial barriers, to attend summer research camp.
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes – $1,000 to help provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in the Clintonville community through supplies and financial assistance so that all girls are able to participate regardless of financial means.
  • Navarino Nature Center – $2,000 to support the building of the outdoor Education Resource Facility to expand access to educational programming for seniors and individuals with special needs.
  • Clintonville Area Ambulance Service – $1,500 to provide supplies and training materials to bring the “Stop the Bleed” outreach campaign to Clintonville organizations, including churches, clubs, businesses and the general public.
  • Town of Belle Plaine – $1,720 to the Gibson Island Invasives Reduction effort to purchase and install native shrubs and woody perennials to block the regrowth of black locust trees.
  • Clintonville Fire Department – $1,745 to be used to help offset the cost of training 13 members of the department for Emergency Medical Response.  The intention is to train and equip the firefighters with the skills necessary to render aid in the event of an emergency. The CFD members completed Emergency Medical Response training to help Clintonville Area Ambulance Service and ultimately those in immediate medical need.

 Read our 2018 Community Report


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

 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 our most recent Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019.

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
Joy Kruback
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