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Clintonville Foundation awards grants

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Shown from left are Clintonville Goodfellows Association Treasurer Mari Hints, Clintonville Goodfellows Association President Steve Conradt and Clintonville Area Foundation President Sue Aschliman.

More than $20,000 given to eight charities

The Clintonville Area Foundation (CAF) awarded $20,300 in grants to eight 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.

“This is the largest grant cycle in the Clintonville Area Foundation’s history in terms of amount awarded. And it includes the second largest grant we have ever awarded of $4,000 to Compassionate Connections. Very exciting!” said Sue Aschliman, Advisory Board chairperson of the Clintonville Area Foundation.

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.

2022 grants

• Allen Mattson Wheelchair Ramp Foundation Inc. – $1,000 to purchase treated lumber and necessary hardware for the construction of quality, code-compliant wheelchair ramps for Clintonville residents experiencing severe mobility issues regardless of their financial situation.

• City of Clintonville Police Department – $3,000 to support the police department’s newly established Community Policing and Programs fund, which aren’t covered by the city budget and other grants. Additional support was provided for this grant from the Clintonville Community Education Fund.

• Clintonville Fire Department – $1,600 to purchase two binder lifts to assist the local ambulance service when called upon for patient lift assistance, which will reduce potential injury to patients and firefighters.

• Clintonville Goodfellows Association – $3,000 to support the 2022 Holiday Distribution with funds to purchase hygiene items, food vouchers, and winter clothing.

• Mission of Hope House – $2,500 to support services that address poverty and homelessness for individuals and families in crisis including emergency shelter, food, case management and life skills programming. In 2021, Mission of Hope House served 11 residents from Clintonville.

• Navarino Nature Center – $2,200 to support a summer intern experience in natural resources or environmental education at Navarino to assist with school groups, public programs, opening and closing of the center, trail and grounds maintenance, and visitor services.

•Safe Haven – $3,000 to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault that have been intensified by the pandemic, including hotels for clients in quarantine or overflow from shelter, crisis line expenses, PPE and cleaning supplies, gas cards, and hygiene items.
• The Compassionate Connections Center Inc. – $4,000 to purchase food and supplies to provide 240 Clintonville area students with weekend food backpacks.

Foundation contacts

To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.ClintonvilleFoundation.org, write P.O. Box 244, Clintonville, WI 54929 or call 920-830-1290.

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.

In 2000, it became a geographic affiliate of the Appleton-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

Since 2000, the CAF has awarded nearly $425,000 in grants from charitable and scholarship funds created within the CAF by individuals and families.

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