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Aug 29, 2016

Fox Cities living means home, safe, home

By any measure, the Fox Cities region is a safe place to live. Statistics for 2014 show that the rate of violent crime here was[...]

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Aug 24, 2016

Partners+Service=Student Success

A nationally recognized program in its second year in Appleton appears to have found the right formula to help at-risk teenagers feel more empowered to[...]

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Aug 23, 2016

‘New kid’ moves up from the cube

Three years ago, I was “the new kid in the cube” at the Community Foundation. Today marks my last day and with that a time[...]

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Aug 22, 2016

Education stats say our kids are above average

Most Fox Cities residents can say truthfully that their children are above average. Graduation rates are higher here than the averages statewide, and are improving.[...]

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Aug 17, 2016

U.S. Venture Open adds $3.6 million to fight poverty

We are proud to have partners like the good people working with the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs within the Community Foundation and the J.[...]

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Aug 16, 2016

You’re not seeing double, we posted two job openings

Shortly after posting an opening for a new support position in our Community Engagement department, we have another opening — this one caused by one[...]

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Nonprofit Leadership Initaitive Sep 15, 2016

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director: Topic — Fundraising

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

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Application Deadline: Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grants

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

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porch -- event calendar Sep 17, 2016

Porchapalooza — Neighborhood Partners

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Jefferson Park Neighborhood

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CALENDAR.workshops Sep 27, 2016

Staff Meet & Greet

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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27 Sep 27, 2016

Navigating Your Community Foundation

Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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Loring circles-NEW Sep 29, 2016

Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising Workshop for Nonprofits

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Bridgewood Resort Hotel

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Application Deadline: Infant Welfare Circle Grants

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

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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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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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It was ridiculously simple.

Mito Kudaka, established a fund

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To provide new services or supplement existing ones for youth and the elderly, while promoting education, the arts and health care for all.

Frank C. Shattuck Community Fund

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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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It really brought a lot of joy.

Mame Heaney, about her mother

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