Grants are specifically designated for

eligible charitable organizations, including educational institutions.

Grants awarded

In its 16th year, CACHF has awarded significant grants to many institutional projects, the most recent of which was the donation of two new ambulances to Calumet Medical Center.

Another example showing how CACHF grants benefit specific needs of the community is found in the Chilton Lions Club magnified reader program. Lions Club member Derek McDermott said the Club is thankful for the financial support it has received from the Calumet Area Health Foundation. “Our club has used grants from the Foundation to expand and grow our magnified reader program and to assist in purchasing eye glasses for needy school children. For those who read, losing that ability can be very frustrating. The magnified reader allows that person to again enjoy

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the pleasure of reading.”

The Lions Club has eight readers placed with individuals in the community. When the reader is no longer needed, it is returned to the Club to be re-assigned to another person in need of it. We also have readers placed at Stanton Place, Uptown Commons and Libby’s House.

Other grants funded throughout the years have gone to support some of the following programs:

n healthy heart screening;

n the annual Night for Women held at the Engler Center in Chilton;

n rural outreach programs through Harbor House;

n support for the CMC sleep lab; n hospital crash carts;

n defibrillation for key public locations;

n oversized hospital beds; n OB-GYN stretchers;

n Library resource materials for health education; and

n arterial Doppler equipment; and a host of others.

The Calumet Area Community Health

Foundation is able to award grants and scholarships based on its “nest egg” fund. Interest generated from the fund determines the level of grants and scholarships that can be offered each year.

Although CACHF was initiated with a significant base fund, the foundation also welcomes the ability to grow the fund through ongoing contributions from individuals, organizations and estates.

Those contributions help CACHF keep pace with the growing needs and changing economic times.

Those who would like more information about supporting or contributing to the efforts of CACHF are welcome to contact the foundation via the website at

Paul Hugo, the current president of the organization, can be reached at 849-8700 or via e-mail at mailing address for contributions is CACHF, Suite 6, 451 E. Brooklyn St., Chilton, WI 53014.