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Sep 26, 2016

Study area at center of $1 billion issue

Little rivulets of rain water cut through clay soil and carry with them phosphorous  on the way into the lower Fox River. It’s a big problem.[...]

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Sep 22, 2016

Early learning center recognized by Lawrence University

The Communty Early Learning Center’s efforts to unite community resources to improve early education has been recognized with a 2016 Collaboration in Action award fomr[...]

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Sep 21, 2016

Hear a ‘Fresh Take’ on the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

We are a community with a broad range of nonprofits doing important work to improve all aspects of life here. Likewise, the people running and overseeing[...]

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Sep 16, 2016

Porch concert will thank Rock the Block workers

Sweet music will mix with the sounds of saws and hammers Saturday when musicians perch on a porch for PorchaPalooza to play for volunteers and[...]

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Sep 16, 2016

Foundation staff rocks the Jefferson Park neighborhood

The staff at the Community Foundation is skilled at responsibly and effectively handing out grants, but we also can get our hands dirty. Two crews[...]

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Sep 14, 2016

Certification renewal shows we exceed national standards

Teachers need to be certified. So do plumbers. Your hair stylist and you accupunturist are certified. You certainly would expect no less from your community[...]

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Navigating Sep 27, 2016

Staff Meet & Greet and Navigating Your Community Foundation Info Session

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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Loring circles-NEW Sep 29, 2016

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising Workshop for Nonprofits

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Bridgewood Resort Hotel

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Application Deadline: Infant Welfare Circle Grants

Time: 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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06 Oct 06, 2016

Operation Cinderella of the Fox Valley – UNSTOPPABLE girl’s empowerment conference

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Oct 13, 2016

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board Pipeline Topic — Mental Health

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Butte des Morts Country Club

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Application Deadline: WI Kings Daughters & Sons Silvercrest Fund Grants

Time: 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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New Skills sign Oct 18, 2016

Writing a Compelling Grant Request

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Nov 17, 2016

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director Forum: Topic — Finance

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Room TBD

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It was ridiculously simple.

Mito Kudaka, established a fund

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"We feel comfortable that our wishes will be honored."

Lynn Van Vreede

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Our Stories

Through the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $221 million in grants since 1986.

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We’ve only just begun.

Sally Mielke

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