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Donor Services Manager
Carissa Kranz


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Shawano Area Community Foundation

Preserving and improving the quality of life in Shawano and the surrounding area.


A Celebration of Giving:
Shawano County Volunteer Awards

The Shawano Area Community Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and enhancing the great work being done throughout our communities. In partnership with the Shawano Leader, every year we look forward to recognizing volunteers who impact our lives, and assisting nonprofits in achieving their missions through the Celebration of Giving. We encourage our community members to nominate deserving volunteers (use this form),

Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the 2020 Celebration of Giving program was cancelled. Any nominations submitted for 2020 will be considered for 2021.

Please reach out to any board member with questions, or contact the Shawano Area Community Foundation at 715.280.1110 or email us here.

Our Story

The Shawano Area Community Foundation was established in 1990 by community volunteers to preserve and improve the quality of life in Shawano and the surrounding area. It is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

Grants from our donors’ funds support charitable organizations, whose programs create opportunities or support those in need, which improves the community for everyone. It’s a circle of giving.

For example, here’s how one of our grants helped the Boys & Girls Clubs of  Shawano continue serving kids and families in our community during the Covid-19 pandemic:

We have many very genourous people and organizations in our community, and you can get to know them through stories we share about folks like our friend Charlie Harvey, who gives back to his neighbors in unique ways. Read his story here, and watch his video:

Read our 2020 Annual Report:


Make a gift to the Shawano Area Community Foundation, and support our mission to strengthen your community! You may donate online here, or mail your gift to P.O. Box 255 Shawano, WI 54166.

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.


Last year, the more than 80 charitable funds within the SACF awarded more than $243,000 in grants to charitable organizations.

Each year, the SACF board awards grants from the Shawano Area Fund through an application process involving a committee of local volunteers. Our most recent grant recipients were announced in late November: 21 charitable organizations serving people in Shawano County received $35,100 in grants! The Shawano Area Community Foundation accepts grant applications by October 1 from eligible charitable organizations in Shawano County.


Scholarships are available to students from Shawano County high schools. Most applications are due by March 1. Go to our scholarship search tool and select the name of your high school.

Board Members

Kyle Klotzbuecher
Curt Knoke
Richard Menning
Jon Meyers (Chair)
Lynn Schaal (Secretary)
Amanda Sheppard
Raquel Strayer (Vice Chair)
Todd Swedberg

Grants Committee:
Kyle Klotzbuecher
Cathie Lohrengel
Richard Menning
Todd Swedberg (Chair)


Contact Us

P.O. Box 255
Shawano, WI 54166
[email protected]

Competitive Grants
Todd Swedberg

New Funds and Gift Planning
Michelle Lippart Hardwick