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.”