Community foundation awards grants
Clintonville area charities receive funds
The Clintonville Area Foundation (CAF) awarded $15,000 in grants to seven 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.
“We are proud to announce that the Clintonville Area Foundation will once again this year be sharing funding with seven area nonprofit organizations, who will use these monies for better nutrition, clothing, victim services, museum signage and a local dog park,” said Sue Aschliman, Advisory Board Chair 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.
• Clintonville Area Food Pantry – $3,000 to ensure pantry users have access to fresh fruit despite rising food costs because fresh fruit is key to foundational nutritional eating.
• Clintonville Goodfellows Association – $3,000 to provide winter outerwear and boots during the 2023 Holiday Distribution which serves several hundred individuals and families in need.
• Community Clothes Closet – $2,000 to help bring the Traveling Clothes Closet to Clintonville six times in 2023 to distribute needed clothing items in partnership with the Compassionate Connection Center.
• Four Wheel Drive Foundation – $1,000 to purchase metal display stands that will provide improved signage exhibits to assist visitor viewing and learning. This grant was made possible with support from the Clintonville Education Fund.
• Friends of the Clintonville Dog Park; Fiscal Sponsor City of Clintonville – $500 to support the construction of fencing for the Clintonville Dog Park, the Girl Scout Gold Award Project of Clintonville teen Cassidy Rose, to be located at Bucholtz Park.
• Safe Haven Domestic Abuse Support Center – $2,500 to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including shelter expenses, hotels for clients in quarantine or overflow from shelter, crisis line expenses, PPE and cleaning supplies, gas cards, and hygiene items.
• The Compassionate Connection Center – $3,000 to cover one month of costs for the Nutrition Mission, a weekend backpack program serving students experiencing food insecurity in the Clintonville School District.
To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.ClintonvilleFoundation.org, write P.O. Box 244, Clintonville, WI 54929 or call 920.830.1290.