Area charities receive grants
Clintonville Area Foundation awards $12,500
The Clintonville Area Foundation awarded $12,500 in grants to nine 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,” said Mike Hankins, Advisory Board chairperson of the Clintonville Area Foundation. “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 foundation’s volunteer grants committee members 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 Area Ambulance Service – $1,000 to support a two-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 theater production of “Sister Act,” allowing the opportunity for affordable live theater 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.
To learn more about the foundation, visit www.ClintonvilleFoundation.org , write P.O. Box 244 Clintonville, WI 54929, or call 920-830-1290.