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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.

Aug 16, 2018

Make a meal, make a connection

Community members broke ground today on a new kitchen that will benefit the Ascend Initiative, a program of Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities and NAMI[...]

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Aug 14, 2018

Brickstead Dairy shows off soil conservation methods

Dan Brick is planting a greater variety of crops at his 900-acre farm near Greenleaf. In addition to corn, he has put down seed for[...]

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Aug 13, 2018

Theater games offer art, but more

By Kathy Fehl of  Wega Arts The workshop “Jump Up & Shout,” scheduled for Aug. 13-18, will include theater games, skit development and creating a[...]

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Aug 10, 2018

U.S. Venture Open Adds $4.13 Million to Fight Poverty

The annual U.S. Venture Open — the nation’s single largest one-day charitable event dedicated to ending poverty — raised a record $4.13 million for the Basic[...]

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Aug 7, 2018

History Museum working at “Bridging the GAP”

By Dustin J. Mack Chief Curator, History Museum at the Castle The History Museum at the Castle has designed a three-month exhibit to explore growing[...]

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Aug 6, 2018

CEO’s new assistant here to help the community

By Stacie Belke Executive Assistant My name is Stacie Belke. I am the new Executive Assistant to Curt Detjen, the President and CEO at the[...]

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Aug 17, 2018

Creative Kids

Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Houdini Plaza

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Sep 01, 2018

Application Deadline: Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grants

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

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Sep 05, 2018

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Atlas Waterfront Cafe

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Sep 14, 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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Sep 20, 2018

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative JOIN A BOARD – TOPIC: Abuse & Assault Prevention

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

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Oct 01, 2018

Application Deadline: Shawano Area Community Foundation

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

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Oct 03, 2018

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Seth's Coffee & Bake Shop

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Oct 25, 2018

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative JOIN A BOARD – TOPIC: Veterans

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

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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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Over the years, you learn the joy of giving.

O.C. Boldt


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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 $240 million in grants since 1986.

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It really brought a lot of joy.

Mame Heaney, about her mother


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