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Jan 26, 2023

The incredible power of mentoring

January is National Mentoring Month, celebrating the positive effect it can have while encouraging individuals to mentor. It started in 2002 as a time to[...]

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Jan 25, 2023

Podcast: Your emotional health: Do you need “CPR?”

January is Mental Health Month, and we know that there is a growing need for emotional support, especially during the past two years. In this[...]

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Jan 24, 2023

Grant improves sleep safety for babies

One infant death in the Fox Cities area is one infant death too many. And, most of them are preventable. Each year, the Outagamie County[...]

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Jan 20, 2023

Shawano community benefits from $18,500 in grants

The Shawano Area Community Foundation has awarded $18,500 in grants through its annual competitive grant cycle to 11 nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of[...]

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Jan 17, 2023

Women’s Fund crucial for our community

108 women. $1,000 each. Bold, brave women who over 27 years ago said things can be better for women and girls. And they made it[...]

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Jan 13, 2023

Podcast: Inclusion in the Outdoors

The Fox Valley is renowned for our outdoor activities, from lakes and parks to more than 340 miles of trails for use year round. But[...]

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Our fund is igniting brilliance and supporting a variety of organizations that do great work in our community.

Chad Herschner and Jeff Amstutz

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"From the very bottom of my heart, I greatly appreciate everything you and the Community Foundation continue to do to honor Kodye."

Lisa Fassbender, Kodye's mom

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My disability gives me potential to share with the world a story that is unique, honest and full of adventures.

Hannah Fitton

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Our Stories

Advancing our community by connecting the generosity of donors with non-profit organizations and grant recipients to create opportunities for all.

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

Brad Pickett

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