communities within them, giving particular emphasis to those which enhance access to primary health care, along with those that address health issues and diseases through prevention, education and early detection.

Health care grant guidelines are based on community impact, innovation, leverage, management, non-duplication and participation.

Grants are specifically designated for eligible charitable organizations, including educational institutions.

Grants awarded

In its 15th year, CACHF has awarded significant grants to many institutional project, the most recent of which was the donation of two new ambulances to Calumet Medical Center. Other grants funded throughout the years have gone to support some of the following programs—

¦ healthy heart screening;

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

¦ rural outreach programs through Harbor House;

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

¦ defibrillation for key public locations;

¦ oversized hospital beds;

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¦ OB-GYN stretchers;

¦ Library resource materials for health education; and

¦ arterial Doppler equipment; and a host of others.

Community support welcome

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 920-849-8700 or via email @ mailing address for contributions is CACHF, Suite 6, 451 E. Brooklyn St., Chilton, WI 53014.