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

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For Donors

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For Nonprofits

Are you… Searching for grants? Exploring board and staff learning events? Considering the benefits of an endowment? We can help.

Jun 27, 2017

Fund honors Mielkes’ years of service

A new charitable fund dedicated to improving supporting early childhood needs in the Fox Valley has been established within the Community Foundation to mark the end[...]

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Jun 19, 2017

Neuvilles’ $50,000 grant will bring Catalpa to Waupaca

The Tim and Joy Neuville Family Fund within the Waupaca Area Community Foundation (WACF) has awarded its $50,000 Forward Together Grant to Catalpa Health to[...]

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Jun 14, 2017

Humane Association care on the road

As great as the Fox Valley Humane Association’s shelter facility on Two Mile Road may be, that’s not the only place it offers services. For[...]

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Jun 12, 2017

‘Asylum’ exhibit recognized

An exhibit presented by the History Museum at the Castle in downtown Appleton that received support from the Community Foundation has been selected for two[...]

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Jun 8, 2017

Becoming Dementia Aware

When you come to our office, you will now see a purple angel sticker on our front door. This means our employees have been trained to[...]

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Jun 7, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Institute graduates its first class

The first class from a pilot program designed to improve the management skills of nonprofit professionals has graduated and is ready to put what they[...]

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Jul 01, 2017

Brats, Beer & Beethoven

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Fox Cities Stadium, Neuroscience Group Field

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Jul 02, 2017

Shakespeare in the State Parks – “The Comedy of Errors”

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: High Cliff State Park

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11 Jul 11, 2017

Grant Program Changes-Information Session

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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19 Jul 19, 2017

Grant Program Changes-Information Session

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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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 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 Forum: Topic – Fundraising

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical Colllege, Bordini Center

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Aug 19, 2017

25th Annual Diversity Picnic

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

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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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Education has to do with discovery – that learning of the culture, the meanings assigned, the rarefied techniques that have come out of life experiences of people.

Mielke Family Foundation


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I always give everything away, but I don’t give away more than I’ve got.

Norman Van Hulle


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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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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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