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Sep 16, 2019

Appleton cemetery hires goats as weed-eaters

12 hungry goats are keeping things tidy at an Appleton cemetery, thanks to an anonymous donor’s fund within the Community Foundation. Cemeteries are usually quiet[...]

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Sep 12, 2019

Salvation Army – Fox Cities Housing Services turns 25!

By Kristal Knudtson, Salvation Army For the past 25 years, The Salvation Army – Fox Cities has operated housing programs out of the Housing Services[...]

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Sep 11, 2019

Land Trust making a point about preservation

Stand on the overlook at Wequiock Falls north of Green Bay and you will see a fence loaded with padlocks, some inscribed with initials. An[...]

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Sep 10, 2019

Bill repays city’s regional vision for Kaukauna lift bridge

Kaukauna will receive a $1.76 million state grant to repair the Veterans Memorial Bridge lift mechanism by May 1, 2021. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s[...]

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Sep 10, 2019

How you can help Hurricane Dorian victims

Photo via Center for Disaster Philanthropy. If you’re interested in a trustworthy way to help the victims from Hurricane Dorian, community foundations throughout the southeast[...]

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Sep 5, 2019

Women’s Fund Luncheon Celebrates 19 Years

More than 900 people gathered at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton for the 19th annual Women’s Fund Luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker,[...]

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Sep 24, 2019

SESSION IS FULL – Grant Workshop – Telling Your Story in 5-Minutes or Less

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

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Sep 25, 2019

How to Double Revenue with Data and Digital Fundraising (FULL)

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel

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Sep 26, 2019

Board Connect Event

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Fox Cities Stadium

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Oct 01, 2019

Application Deadline: Shawano Area Community Foundation

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

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Oct 24, 2019

Application Deadline: Infant Welfare Circle Grants

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

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Nov 01, 2019

Application Deadline: SAC Developmental Disabilities Grants

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

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Nov 14, 2019

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Menlo Park Coworking Space

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Dec 02, 2019

Application Deadline: Clintonville Area Foundation

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

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"From the very bottom of my heart, I greatly appreciate everything you and the Community Foundation continue to do to honor Kodye."

Lisa Fassbender, Kodye's mom


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"It feels nice to know our estate gift will keep our memory alive and allow our money to grow in a good way after we’re gone.”

Patti Schoenborn-Kinjerski


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“Roy and I invested wisely to share the fruits of our labor with others in need."

Donita Gross


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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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"It’s a way for me to give back to the things I care about and know that those gifts will go on forever.”

Cindy Wyngaard


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