Over $9,000 awarded to Clintonville area charities
The Clintonville Area Foundation awarded $9,470 in grants to six charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area.
The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded from a variety of charitable funds within the Community Foundation this year.
“The Foundation’s mission to enhance and improve the social, cultural, educational, health and general well being of the people in the Clintonville Area was well served with these grants,” Joanne Doornink, advisory board chairperson for the Clintonville Area Foundation, said in a statement. “We are happy to award these grants to benefit our community.”
Eligible nonprofit organizations submitted grant requests through the foundation’s annual competitive process.
The members of the foundation’s volunteer grants committee recommend grant recipients to the advisory board for approval.
The following grants were approved:
• 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 Public School District: $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 all girls can 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.
To learn more about the foundation, visit its website or call 920-830-1290.