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Helping people make a difference in the lives of others in meaningful and lasting ways.


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Jul 25, 2017

Grant helps tell Neenah-Menasha story

There will be two opportunities this week to get an advanced look at a Wisconsin Public Television documentary on the complicated history of Neenah and[...]

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Jul 19, 2017

Three join, four leave Foundation board

We are welcoming three community leaders who are adding their expertise to our Board of Directors. Beth Flaherty of Neenah, an independent legal services professional,[...]

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Jul 17, 2017

Donors put us in larger company

By Curt Detjen, President and CEO How do you measure the giving spirit of a community? One very good barometer is looking at how they[...]

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Jul 13, 2017

Letters make the numbers worthwhile

The Community Foundation has topped $1 million in scholarships awarded for the second year in a row. But it is letters, not numbers, that tell[...]

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Jul 11, 2017

Hearthstone gets cool gift

When Greta Hammond took a charitable interest in the Hearthstone house it was largely familiarity. Greta grew up on River Drive in Appleton and went[...]

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Jul 3, 2017

Intern sees Fox Cities as more than basketball

By Austin Dyer [email protected] Hello everyone! My name is Austin Dyer and I am spending the summer as an intern here at the Community Foundation. I[...]

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Jul 27, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board PipeLine Topic — Food Programs

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Riverview Gardens

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Aug 01, 2017

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Seth's Coffee

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Aug 05, 2017

Get Up and Go! Day

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Fox Cities Stadium

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Aug 17, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director & Board Forum: Topic – Strategic Planning

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical Colllege, Bordini Center

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Aug 19, 2017

25th Annual Celebrate Diversity Cookout

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Jefferson Park, Menasha

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Aug 20, 2017

Application Deadline: SAC Developmental Disabilities Grants

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

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24 Aug 24, 2017

Navigating Your Community Foundation Info Session & Staff Meet and Greet

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

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Sep 01, 2017

Application Deadline: Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grants

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

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

Brad Pickett

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Our fund isn't very large, but, little by little, it's growing.

Greta Hammond

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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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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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