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For Advisors

Want to … Help your clients make effective charitable gifts now and later. Want to understand better what we do? We can help.

For Donors

Want to … Make your giving easier and more effective? Log in to access your charitable fund online? Connect with what’s happening in the community? Start giving now? We can help.

For Nonprofits

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

Nov 22, 2017

Plenty of reasons for thanks

Two simple words can motivate and satisfy the people we work, live or do business with. Thank you. They are at the heart of the[...]

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Nov 20, 2017

Rock the Block’s non-numbers even more impressive

Guest post from Ryan Roth Community Development Manager  Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity Two years ago, 500 hundred volunteers worked together in one neighborhood[...]

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Nov 17, 2017

Good-bye to a great philanthropist

During this week designated to celebrating philanthropy, the Fox Valley is saying good-bye to one of its most remarkable philanthropists. Doug Salmon and his wife,[...]

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Nov 16, 2017

Wealth not required for legacy

Pat and Jerry Rickman have a list of reasons for having a charitable fund with the Community Foundation. They want to use some of their[...]

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Nov 15, 2017

Geenens are cross-country philanthropists

Two cities are benefitting from two Geenen families through two community foundations. They are just the family for us to model as what National Philanthropy[...]

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Nov 13, 2017

Help us celebrate Community Foundation Week

You may have driven to work this morning unaware that you have entered Community Foundation Week. There’s no parade. No tree-lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Plaza.[...]

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Dec 01, 2017

Application Deadline: Clintonville Area Foundation

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

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Dec 06, 2017

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Your Daily Grind

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Dec 25, 2017

Office Closed

Time: All Day

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Dec 26, 2017

Office Closed

Time: All Day

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Jan 01, 2018

Office Closed

Time: All Day

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Jan 10, 2018

Grant Workshop – How to Explain your Bright Idea in 5 Minutes or Less

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

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Jan 16, 2018

Navigating Your Community Foundation & Charting a Course for Grantseeking

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

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"It's our turn to give."

Bob Endries

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It was wonderful for her to be able to give back to her school.

Fritz Merizon

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It was ridiculously simple.

Mito Kudaka, established a fund

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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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"This was the love and passion of her life."

Tony Fuller

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