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Sep 30, 2016

Thank you Mr. Felker, one last time

John Felker, who made it his mission to make sure area elementary students could experience a live performance, received one last thank you from the[...]

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Sep 29, 2016

LIFE Study shows support for arts could be stronger

With a performing arts center dominating downtown Appleton and restored opera houses and high school theaters scattered across its counties, Fox Cities residents may view the area[...]

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Sep 28, 2016

John Felker leaves a theatrical legacy for Fox Cities youth

John Felker knew he wasn’t going to go on forever, but he had a favorite cause that he wanted live on. John died yesterday on his[...]

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Sep 27, 2016

Board members as fund-raisers explored at Thursday workshop

It’s never been more important for boards and staff to work together effectively to solicit financial support for your organization. One of the nonprofit nation’s[...]

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Sep 26, 2016

Study area at center of $1 billion issue

Little rivulets of rain water cut through clay soil and carry with them phosphorous  on the way into the lower Fox River. It’s a big problem.[...]

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Sep 22, 2016

Early learning center recognized by Lawrence University

The Communty Early Learning Center’s efforts to unite community resources to improve early education has been recognized with a 2016 Collaboration in Action award fomr[...]

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06 Oct 06, 2016

Operation Cinderella of the Fox Valley – UNSTOPPABLE girl’s empowerment conference

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Oct 13, 2016

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board Pipeline Topic — Mental Health

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Butte des Morts Country Club

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period-481478_1280 Oct 15, 2016

Application Deadline: WI Kings Daughters & Sons Silvercrest Fund Grants

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

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New Skills sign Oct 18, 2016

Writing a Compelling Grant Request

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

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Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Nov 17, 2016

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director Forum: Topic — Finance

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Room TBD

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15 Dec 15, 2016

Application Deadline: Clintonville Area Foundation

Time: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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21 Feb 21, 2017

Teen Symposium 2017 – United Way Fox Cities

Time: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Radisson Paper Valley

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It was ridiculously simple.

Mito Kudaka, established a fund


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We’ve only just begun.

Sally Mielke


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Over the years, you learn the joy of giving.

O.C. Boldt


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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 to say yes to everything.

Joyce Bytof


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