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May 25, 2017

Fight Poverty, Not The People Who Live It

Dr. Donna Beegle grew up in generational poverty and has studied poverty for more than 20 years. She will share her personal insights during a[...]

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May 24, 2017

Scholarship helps others fulfill life cut short

Ethan Zwiers has a life full of potential to fulfill. Luckily, he’s not alone in that assignment. Ethan, a Stockbridge High School graduate from Hilbert,[...]

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May 22, 2017

Bergstrom-Mahler’s digital project completed

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass has completed a major digital photography project that allows glass art connoisseurs worldwide to see the detail of 1,000 pieces[...]

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May 17, 2017

Mental health screening earns business innovation award

An in-school mental health screening program that works to save students from suicide was recognized with a special category of Insight Magazine’s Thinc! Innovation Awards after[...]

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May 15, 2017

Churchill’s descendants bring family stories to Appleton

Winston Churchill was not shy about taking on an engagement, in a military sense. His parents were quicker with an engagement of another kind. Sir[...]

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May 12, 2017

Sigmans turned personal loss into help for others

May is national Mental Health Month, so we’re sharing a few of our donor and grant stories related to improving mental health in the community. [...]

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May 31, 2017

“Fight Poverty, not the People Who Live It” Event

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: UW Fox Valley Perry Hall

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Jun 13, 2017

CANCELLED: Writing A Compelling Grant Request

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

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Jun 20, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Workshop: Building Effectiveness: When a Multi-Generational Workforce Collides

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical Colllege, Bordini Center

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Jul 02, 2017

Shakespeare in the State Parks – “The Comedy of Errors”

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: High Cliff State Park

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Jul 27, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board PipeLine Topic — Food Programs

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Riverview Gardens

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Aug 17, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director Forum: Topic – Fundraising

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical Colllege, Bordini Center

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Aug 20, 2017

Application Deadline: SAC Developmental Disabilities Grants

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

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Sep 01, 2017

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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We just feel that these are blessings that should be shared.

Jon Stellmacher


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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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The more you share, the more you have.

Bob Karisny


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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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Anyone, of any giving means, now has a vehicle where they can put their money and know it will be effectively used to further environmental causes.

Dick Gosse


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