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May 18, 2018

Haitian visitors head home wanting a community foundation

By Carolyn Desrosiers Community Engagement Manager Had you been at the Community Foundation office last Friday afternoon, you would have heard a bit of commotion[...]

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May 17, 2018

A day to do something

The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, in partnership with the Community Foundation,  is encouraging teens to do something charitable and is helping them[...]

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May 16, 2018

‘Garage for Good’ gets better with new location in Neenah

When the latest chapter in the story of the JumpStart program’s Garage for Good was written May 13, it was a surprise ending for only[...]

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May 15, 2018

Grant helps another Earth Day event educate kids

The appearance by best-selling author Richard Louv at the grand opening of the new Bubolz Nature Preserve nature center building was not the only Earth[...]

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May 11, 2018

Salvation Army finds us to be a good match

By Robert Waugus Salvation Army of the Fox Cities The Salvation Army of the Fox Cities held a civic dinner May 10th to recognize employees,[...]

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May 8, 2018

Staff matters: August will bring changes

By Curt Detjen President and CEO I have some important Community Foundation staff and strategic direction updates to share with you. Marti Hemwall, Vice President[...]

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May 28, 2018

Office Closed-Memorial Day

Time: All Day

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Jun 05, 2018

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Shellattes

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Sep 01, 2018

Application Deadline: Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grants

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region Office

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Sep 11, 2018

Navigating Your Community Foundation & Charting a Course for Grantseeking

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

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Sep 20, 2018

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative JOIN A BOARD – TOPIC: Abuse & Assault Prevention

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Timber Rattlers Stadium

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Oct 01, 2018

Application Deadline: Shawano Area Community Foundation

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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"It's a game-changer."

Curt Detjen


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Education has to do with discovery – that learning of the culture, the meanings assigned, the rarefied techniques that have come out of life experiences of people.

Mielke Family Foundation


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I always give everything away, but I don’t give away more than I’ve got.

Norman Van Hulle


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Our Stories

Through the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $240 million in grants since 1986.

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Anyone, of any giving means, now has a vehicle where they can put their money and know it will be effectively used to further environmental causes.

Dick Gosse


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