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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.

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.

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.

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.

2020 Community Fund Grant recipients

This year we’ve awarded $12,500 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.

Clintonville Area Ambulance Service – $1,000 to support a 2-day flu vaccination clinic to provide up to 150 residents who may not otherwise have access.

Clintonville Historical Society – $1,000 to better tell the story of local Clintonville artifacts through the purchase of two swinging displays for the museum.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes – $750 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.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast WI – $1,000 to help grant a like-affirming wish to a child in the Clintonville area diagnosed with a critical illness.

Mission of Hope House of Wisconsin – $3,000 to support counseling, supplies and program expenses used in serving families and individuals in Waupaca County.

Navarino Nature Center – $2,000 to replace materials and equipment of the Marvelous Mammals program.

Phoenix Players, Inc. – $1,000 to sponsor a community theatre production of “Sister Act” allowing the opportunity for affordable live theatre experience to Clintonville area residents.

St. Vincent de Paul of Appleton – $1,500 to provide support to Clintonville neighbors in need with the help of trained volunteers who meet with people in their homes. To offer advocacy, resource referral, crisis financial assistance and beds.

Check out the slide show from our February 21 Grants Celebration:


Sue Aschliman,
Jill Cassiani (Chair)
David Dyb
DuWayne Federwitz (Vice Chair)
Ann Klemp (Secretary)
Joy Krubsack
Lori List
Sara Mullen-Hornung
Jon Pahl
Mike Papendorf (Treasurer)
Keith Steckbauer
Dirk Weber

Grants Committee:
Sue Aschliman, (Chair)
DuWayne Federwitz
Joy Krubsack

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