The Clintonville Area Foundation has awarded $13,000 in grants to four charitable organizations serving people in the Clintonville area.
The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded from two charitable funds this year: the Clintonville Community Fund and the Viola Behling Health Fund, an endowment that permanently gives back to the community.
“These grants reflect the Foundation’s mission of enhancing and improving the social, cultural, educational, health and general well-being of people in the Clintonville area,” said Robert Van Asten, advisory board chairman of the Clintonville Area Foundation. “We are proud to award the grants in the names of those who wanted to ensure that their charitable dollars benefited our community today and for generations to come.”
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 CAF is planning to host a grant writing workshop in Clintonville for charitable organizations on Monday, August 29, 2011. This will be a kick-off to the next grant cycle, which begins this September. Additional information will be released later this summer,” said Jenny Goldschmidt, CAF grants committee chair.
The following grants were approved:
Clintonville Community Fund Grant Recipients
•Clintonville Chapter 2269 Women of the Moose – $1,000 in conjunction with the Clintonville Elementary Principal to supply materials and clothing to students in need in the Clintonville School District.
•Clintonville Police Department – $5,000 to support the development and implementation of a K-9 unit within the Clintonville police department. The K-9 will be a dual purpose drug and protection trained K-9 that will aid in drug searches and officer/citizen protection.
•Tiny Truckers Daycare Center – $3,000 for installation of a security system at the Tiny Truckers Daycare Center.
Viola Behling Health Fund Grant Recipients
•Clintonville Area Ambulance Service – $4,000 to purchase a new stair chair, which will be equipped with the most current safety features for moving patients from their homes.
•The Clintonville Community Fund will receive proceeds from the Foundation’s 2nd Annual Spring Gala at 6:00 p.m. on May 21 at Mason’s Ridge. Reservations are $75 per person or $600 for a corporate table of eight. Those interested in attending may contact Sandee Wadleigh at 715-823-8324.
To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.ClintonvilleFoundation.org, write P.O. Box 244, Clintonville, WI 54929, or call 920-830-1290.