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Jun 19, 2019

Bees swarm to Foundation office in support of grant

By David Horst – Donor Services and Environmental Grants Manager There’s no limit to how far the Community Foundation will go to explore a charitable[...]

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Jun 18, 2019

Menasha opens Paper Trail connection

Happy trails! The Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to the City of Menasha Parks and Recreation to extend the[...]

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Jun 17, 2019

Native people know climate change, says panel at UW-Oshkosh

If you want to know how to remain resilient in the face of climate change, ask native people. That was the advice of Robin Wall[...]

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Jun 12, 2019

American Heart Association, Community Foundation give away CPR training kits

The Community Foundation received 100 CPR Anytime kits from the American Heart Association valued at $40 each, thanks to a grant from The George &[...]

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Jun 11, 2019

Steve Veldhorst joins the Community Foundation team as CFO!

By Steve Veldhorst, chief financial officer, Community Foundation Hello everyone! I am Steve Veldhorst, one of the newest members of the team here at the[...]

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Jun 6, 2019

Grant helps fill mental health need for women

The Starting Point 2.0 Class of 2019 and their children. Young women seeking to build a better future for themselves and their families now have[...]

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Jun 26, 2019

Social Connectedness Learning Session

Time: 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: UW - Oshkosh, Reeve Memorial Union

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Jul 05, 2019

Brats, Beer & Beethoven

Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Fox Cities Stadium, Neuroscience Group Field

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Jul 09, 2019

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Community First Credit Union Headquarters

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Jul 16, 2019

Introduction to Proposal Writing – Funding Information Network (FIN)

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: James P. Coughlin Center, Meeting Room B

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Jul 24, 2019

Board Chair/Vice-Chair Round Table

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center Room 142A

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Jul 30, 2019

Introduction to Proposal Writing – Funding Information Network (FIN)

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Lawrence University’s Thomas A. Steitz Hall of Science, room 102

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Aug 06, 2019

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Chocolate & Coffee

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We’ve only just begun.

Sally Mielke

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It was ridiculously simple.

Mito Kudaka, established a fund

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"This was the love and passion of her life."

Tony Fuller

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Our Stories

Through the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $295 million in grants since 1986.

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To provide new services or supplement existing ones for youth and the elderly, while promoting education, the arts and health care for all.

Frank C. Shattuck Community Fund

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