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Shawano Area Community Foundation

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


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.

Read our 2015 Annual Report Download PDF

Board Members

Todd Raether – Chairman
Char Larsen – Vice Chair
Melissa Wegner – Treasurer
Nancy Smith – Secretary
Gail Bartz
Kelly Baumann
Michael Groth
Curt Knoke
Richard Menning
Nina Rouse
Paul Seveska
Todd Swedberg
Gordon Holten – Consultant


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Last year, more than 70 charitable funds within the Shawano Area Community Foundation awarded $138,660 in grants to charitable organizations.  Most grants are awarded from charitable funds for which the donors recommend the nonprofit organization recipients.

Each year, the SACF board awards grants from the Shawano Area Fund through a competitive application process. Last year, these grants totaled nearly $30,000. Download news release

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.

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.


Go to our scholarship search tool and select the name of your high school.

2016 scholarship Recipients View list

  • Bonduel Community and Alumni Scholarship
    Cathryn Siolka, Bonduel High School
    Jared Letter, Bonduel High SchoolJacob Bergsbaken Humanitarian Scholarship
    Ashley Hermann, Bonduel High School

    Grover-Stuff Bonduel Scholarship
    Nicole Chladek, Bonduel High School

    Kenneth C. Dittman and Loraine M. Dittman Scholarship
    Brian Zahn, Gillett High School
    Dylan Pratsch, Gillett High School
    Alex Zeitler, Gillett High School
    Azee Van Bellinger, Suring High School
    Hailey Baldwin, Suring High School
    Robert Mahoney, Suring High School

    Marie Piehl Dussling & B.P. Dussling Scholarship
    Kendra Kay Verhasselt, Bonduel High School

    Pearl Smith Future Teachers Scholarship
    Brandon Bolin, Shawano High School

    Gresham Scholarship
    Taylor Hoffman, Gresham High School
    River Otradovec, Gresham High School
    Emma Lau, Gresham High School
    Levi Ludvigsen, Gresham High School
    Tatelyn Ferguson, Gresham High School
    Beau Hoffman, Gresham High School

    Donald L. Moede Memorial Scholarship
    Kathryn Kugel, Shawano High School

    Northbranch Methodist Scholarship
    Teagan Monfils, Shawano High School

    Dean D. Proper Scholarship
    Bennett Gunderson, Bonduel High School

    Megan Short Memorial Scholarship
    Nicole Hoppe, Bonduel High School

    Strayer Family Scholarship
    Clare Martell, Bonduel High School

    Strayer Family Girls Athletic Scholarship
    Miranda Schmidt, Bonduel High School

    Allan Waelchli Scholarship
    John Easter, Shawano High School

    Zernicke-Wegner Post 217 American Legion Scholarship
    Eric Bergsbaken, Bonduel High School
    Cathryn Siolka, Bonduel High School
    Clare Martell, Bonduel High School
    Jared Letter, Bonduel High School
    Nicole Hoppe, Bonduel High School
    Joshua Schill, Bonduel High School
    Jack Thiel, Bonduel High School
    Garrett Siolka, Bonduel High School
    Jonathan Ballestad, Bonduel High School

    Weber-Tingley-Klein Scholarship
    Kristina Kurtz, Shawano High School
    Amber Wagner, Shawano High School
    Evan Siahaan, Shawano High School

    Elizabeth and Walter Hein Scholarship
    Julie Beck, Shawano High School

Contact Us

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

Competitive Grants

Gail Bartz at 715-853-1428

New Funds

Gordon Holten at 715-526-9473

Gift Planning