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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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Nov 10, 2017

Play-based learning helps kids on autism spectrum

Guest post by Oliver Zornow Community Engagement Manager The Building for Kids Children’s Museum The Building for Kids Children’s Museum aims to create an interactive[...]

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Nov 8, 2017

Grants support anti-violence speaker

The message championed by Fox Valley Voices of Men is not just for breakfast anymore. The advocacy group for men opposing sexual assault and violence[...]

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Nov 23, 2017

Office Closed

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Nov 23, 2017

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Nov 24, 2017

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Nov 24, 2017

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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

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Education has to do with discovery – that learning of the culture, the meanings assigned, the rarefied techniques that have come out of life experiences of people.

Mielke Family Foundation


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"We feel comfortable that our wishes will be honored."

Lynn Van Vreede


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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 was ridiculously simple.

Mito Kudaka, established a fund


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