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

Jan 20, 2017

Asylum exhibit shines light on mental health

By Nick Hoffman, Chief Curator History Museum at the Castle A new exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle in downtown Appleton local history in[...]

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Jan 18, 2017

Hortonville confronts mental health with open conversation

Hortonville schools saw a dark period when the suicide of children devastated the community. A commitment to addressing mental health has led to statewide attention,[...]

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Jan 16, 2017

‘Hometown girl’ matches nonprofit needs to donor resources

Hello! My name is Carolyn Desrosiers and I am thrilled to serve as the newest community engagement manager here at the Community Foundation. I am[...]

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Jan 6, 2017

Nonprofit leaders learning skills to lead better

If you see management of a nonprofit in your future, you can earn a Nonprofit Management Certificate through the Leadership Institute. The application deadline is Friday,[...]

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Dec 29, 2016

Curt discusses our heritage of giving in Appleton Monthly

The new free publication Appleton Monthly features Community Foundation President and CEO Curt Detjen in its December edition, giving him an opportunity to discuss what[...]

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Dec 28, 2016

A million and two reasons why applying for scholarships is easier

Kylie Sweere has a million-dollar smile. The 2015 Hilbert High School graduate went on to the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh to study English and[...]

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Jan 26, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board Pipeline Topic — Housing

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Timber Rattler Stadium

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Jan 31, 2017

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

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Jan 31, 2017

Application Deadline: Chilton Area Community Foundation

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

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Feb 01, 2017

Basic Needs Giving Partnership Brown Bag

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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Feb 06, 2017

Spectrum Dance Theater’s Week-long Residency: #RACEish

Time: All Day
Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

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Feb 15, 2017

Application Deadline: Basic Needs Giving Partnership REGIONAL Grants

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

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Feb 16, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director Forum: Topic – Human Resources

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

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Feb 23, 2017

Writing A Compelling Grant Request

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

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

Brad Pickett


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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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I want Mosquito Hill to be an inspiration to the entire community.

Charlotte Bates Fenlon


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