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Jan 20, 2020

Community Foundation helps Fox Valley prepare for 2020 Census

2020 US Census Outagamie County Complete Count Committee partner kick-off meeting at the Appleton Public Library January 16 The Community Foundation, along with United Way[...]

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Jan 16, 2020

After 10 years, the call to action is more important than ever

As Voices of Men begins planning its 2020 event, treasurer Alex Hummel takes a look back at a decade of progress. Last year’s event was[...]

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Jan 13, 2020

The Gift of Lightbulbs and Literacy

Lori K. Dehlinger Van Alstine sees lightbulbs. Not the physical kind, but the lightbulbs of realization she enjoys seeing in children and grownups who discover[...]

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Jan 9, 2020

Recreation trails in the Fox Valley enter “golden age”

Community Foundation President and CEO Curt Detjen is among the speakers for Fox Cities Greenway’s annual meeting on January 23. Detjen will talk about work[...]

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Jan 8, 2020

New London’s Mission of Hope House receives grant

Our affiliate partner, the Waupaca Area Community Foundation (WACF), has awarded a $2,000 grant* to the Mission of Hope House in Waupaca to support the[...]

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Jan 7, 2020

$31,260 in grants awarded from Shawano Area Community Foundation

The Boys and Girls Club of Shawano is one of 16 grant recipients. Our affiliate, the Shawano Area Community Foundation, has approved $31,260 in grants[...]

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Jan 29, 2020

InterSector Compensation Survey Convening

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: FVTC Bordini Center

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Logo for CACF Jan 31, 2020

Application Deadline: Chilton Area Community Foundation

Time: All Day
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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Feb 05, 2020

Lightbulb Lab

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

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Feb 17, 2020

Application Deadline: Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grants – Regional

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

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This gives us something to rally around as the younger generation.

Pierce Smith
NxG Fund Board Member

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Everyone is willing to help because that’s who Jesse was.

Brad Pickett

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What you put into life, you get back out of life.

Raquel Strayer

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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 just an outstanding way to enable people to give back to their community.

Kim Rietbrock, attorney for Violet Laack

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