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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.

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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!

You can make an online tax-deductible donation* to our Clintonville Area Foundation, or send a gift by mail to P.O. Box 244, Clintonville, WI, 54929-0244.

*UPDATED NOVEMBER 8: During an IT system upgrade, our internal databases used by staff, and web portals including our online giving portal became unavailable. (Details here.) If you have any questions or need immediate assistance, please contact us. Thank you for your patience!

This year we have a new digital version of our 2020 Annual Report to the Community! Flip through our stories and read about the impact we’ve had thanks to generous individuals, businesses and organizations:

You can also download and print a PDF version.


Scholarships are available for Clintonville-area students, with most applications due March 1. Search for available scholarships.
New! 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. Due Date: Application is ongoing until funds are depleted annually. Learn more here, and apply online here.

 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, 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.


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.

2021 Community Fund Grant recipients

This year we’ve awarded $13,564.23 in grants to six charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area. Here’s what these grants are doing to improve the quality of life in community:

Camp HOPE (Weekend Bereavement Camp) $500 – To support Camp HOPE, a free weekend bereavement camp that is offered three times per year, spring, fall and winter to provide grieving children a safe space to begin working on their grief and achieve a healthy means for healing.

Clintonville Goodfellows Association (Annual Holiday Distribution) $3000 – To provide food, food vouchers, blankets, winter outerwear, and toys to families in need in the Clintonville and Marion School Districts during the Holiday season.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc. (Virtual Girl Scout Experience & Mental Health Kits) $500 – To provide mental health kits and virtual Girl Scout programming to girls in the Clintonville area in response to the of the COVID-19 pandemic so that girls can continue developing their leadership skills and benefiting from social
and emotional connection.

Mission of Hope House of Wisconsin (Moving Families Forward During COVID-19 and Beyond) $3,000 – To support shelter, resources, and training for homeless individuals and families, helping them set goals toward self-sufficiency, while taking precautions to fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Navarino Nature Center (Providing Nature and Renewable Energy Education) $3,564.23 – To support Navarino’s mission to educate people of all ages on the importance of nature and renewable energy and to provide opportunities to develop a healthy lifestyle.

Safe Haven Domestic Abuse Support Center (Encouraging Safe Communities and Meeting Participant Needs) $3,000 – To support Safe Haven’s mission to encourage a safe community, free of physical and sexual violence and emotional abuse by meeting participants’ needs including hotel stays, food, hygiene, basic living supplies and gas cards.

Check out the slide show from our February 2021 Grants Celebration:




Sue Aschliman – Chair
DuWayne Federwitz – Vice Chair
Rachel Heineman
Ann Klemp – Secretary
Joy Krubsack
Lori List
Megan McLaughlin
Sara Mullen-Hornung
Jon Pahl
Mike Papendorf – Treasurer
Keith Steckbauer
Dirk Weber

Grants Committee:

Kathy Akey
Sue Aschliman – Chair
DuWayne Federwitz
Joy Krubsack
Jon Pahl

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