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Jul 17, 2019

Community Foundation awards five new Bright Idea Fund grants

The Trout Museum of Art is one of five recent recipients receiving grants from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation, for its Restorative[...]

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Jul 16, 2019

Prime Day offers opportunity to support the Fox Valley

It’s Amazon Prime Day, and if you’re an avid online shopper, you can use our Community Foundation Amazon Smile link. It’s a great opportunity to[...]

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Jul 15, 2019

New fund will help create a dementia-friendly community in the Fox Valley

Walt Zerrenner and his wife, Aline, today and in 1964. When Walt Zerrenner walked through the Community Foundation’s doors in March, he had a love[...]

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Jul 11, 2019

Helping victims heal: Grants address growing child abuse referrals in Fox Valley

The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation has been awarded two grants for a total of $50,000.00 to support staffing for its Child Advocacy Center –[...]

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Jul 9, 2019

Grant helps Valley Packaging launch new skills training program

Valley Packaging Industries, Inc., has expanded its prevocational skills training program for people with disabilities, thanks to a $54,730 grant from the Bright Idea Fund[...]

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Jul 8, 2019

Photo perfect: Brats, Beer and Beethoven!

What a fantastic night to tailgate and take in a symphony under the stars! A $10,000 Bright Idea Fund grant from within the Community Foundation[...]

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Jul 24, 2019

Board Chair/Vice-Chair Round Table

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Bordini Center Room 142A

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Jul 30, 2019

Introduction to Proposal Writing – Funding Information Network (FIN)

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Lawrence University’s Thomas A. Steitz Hall of Science, room 102

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Aug 06, 2019

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Chocolate & Coffee

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Aug 16, 2019

Introduction to the Funding Information Network (FIN)

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW-Oshkosh Sage Hall, computer lab 1208A

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Sep 01, 2019

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 10, 2019

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Copper Rock Downtown

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Sep 17, 2019

Navigating Your Community Foundation & Charting a Course for Grantseeking

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

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Oct 01, 2019

Application Deadline: Shawano Area Community Foundation

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

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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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It really brought a lot of joy.

Mame Heaney, about her mother

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I want Mosquito Hill to be an inspiration to the entire community.

Charlotte Bates Fenlon

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Our Stories

Through the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $295 million in grants since 1986.

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I want to say yes to everything.

Joyce Bytof

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