Schildberg Foundation

The Schildberg Construction Company of Greenfield, Iowa was founded in 1937 by the husband and wife team of E.F. and Sylvia Schildberg.

They val­ued hard work, hon­esty, loy­al­ty and a desire to help oth­ers. The com­pa­ny pros­pered over the years, and the list of employ­ees and cus­tomers grew. E.F. and Sylvia always cred­it­ed much of their suc­cess to these employ­ees and customers.

On Sept. 30, 1986, almost 50 years after the found­ing of the Schild­berg Con­struc­tion Com­pa­ny, Sylvia Schild­berg cre­at­ed the Schild­berg Foun­da­tion as an ongo­ing expres­sion of appre­ci­a­tion to the com­mu­ni­ty. The pur­pose of the Foun­da­tion is to give finan­cial assis­tance to non­prof­it, char­i­ta­ble and edu­ca­tion­al caus­es that bet­ter the human con­di­tion and encour­age com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment. It was the hope of both E.F. and Sylvia that, by help­ing oth­ers, their ded­i­ca­tion would be passed on to future generations.

The foun­da­tion accepts appli­ca­tions from local groups, agen­cies, and caus­es in our region and awards grants annu­al­ly in the spring, with the ulti­mate goal of improv­ing and sup­port­ing our communities. 

With that in mind, those of us now involved with the Schild­berg Foun­da­tion ask that each of us make our own pledge to pass it on.”