Clintonville foundation awards grants to 6 organizations

Photo by Grace Kirchner Accepting grants on from the Clintonville Area Foundation on Friday were, from left, Tim Ewing, of the Navarino Nature Center; Lynn Aprill, of CESA 8; Andy Werth, of the Clintonville Area Ambulance Service; Rebecca Schoenike, of the Clintonville High School Clothes Closet; and Jodie Veleke, of the Clintonville Public School District. A representative of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Inc. was unable to attend due to weather conditions.

The Clintonville Area Foundation has awarded $10,699 in grants to six charitable organizations serving the Clintonville area.

The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded Friday 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 Connie Carpenter, advisory board chairperson of the Clintonville Area Foundation. “We are happy to award these grants to benefit our community.”

The following grants were approved:

• CESA 8: $2,800 to sponsor two Clintonville area teachers in the newly developed CESA 8 Career Academy Teacher Externship program.

• Clintonville Area Ambulance Service: $1,000 to purchase new portable battery powered suction units that maintain open airways in pediatric patients.

• Clintonville Public School District: $1,000 to provide funding to purchase and supplement the high-need items that are not being met by donations from the community to the Clintonville High School Clothes Closet.

• Clintonville Public School District: $1,899 to fund the cost of the initial set-up and training for the new graduation requirement module.

• Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Inc.: $2,000 to support a membership engagement initiative in the Clintonville area. The funds will help provide a new volunteer system, a redesigned website platform and a focused service-driven staffing model to recruit, retain and recognize volunteer troop leaders.

• Navarino Nature Center: $2,000 to purchase new trail grooming equipment for winter sports, including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and to purchase new snowshoes and ski boots in select sizes.

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.

To learn more about the foundation, visit; write P.O. Box 244, Clintonville, WI 54929; or call 920-830-1290.