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Helping people make a difference in the lives of others in meaningful and lasting ways.

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For Advisors

Want to … Help your clients make effective charitable gifts now and later. Want to understand better what we do? We can help.

For Donors

Want to … Make your giving easier and more effective? Log in to access your charitable fund online? Connect with what’s happening in the community? Start giving now? We can help.

For Nonprofits

Are you… Searching for grants? Exploring board and staff learning events? Considering the benefits of an endowment? We can help.

Oct 18, 2017

Cash isn’t the only way to give

By Michelle Lippart Hardwick Director of Gift Planning With the holidays and the end of 2017 just around the corner, it’s not too early to[...]

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Oct 16, 2017

Neighbor-teachers share their talents

Julie Filapek is convinced that, on any block, behind the closed doors there is a huge pool of strange and wonderful talents just waiting to[...]

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Oct 11, 2017

Annuity gift will help favorite causes

Barbara Mendyke’s foresight in saving for her retirement is going to benefit 10 of her favorite charities forever. The former Barbara Russell was an Appleton[...]

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Oct 9, 2017

$75,260 in grants help nonprofits serving Waupaca County

The Waupaca Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, awarded $75,260 in grants to local nonprofit organizations working[...]

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Oct 5, 2017

Clintonville adds a hero

Sue Aschliman became a Clintonville resident in 1998 and decided to get involved in the community to familiarize herself with the city and meet new[...]

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Oct 4, 2017

Community cranes foster togetherness

By Nicole Van Hout, Event Manager The Trout Museum of Art Open the doors to The Trout Museum of Art and you’ll be greeted by an[...]

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Oct 27, 2017

Application Deadline: Infant Welfare Circle Grants

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

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Nov 02, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board Pipeline Topic — Education

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Valley New School

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Nov 02, 2017

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Seth's Coffee

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Nov 02, 2017

Annual Celebration of Giving

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Community First Credit Union's New Headquarters

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Nov 16, 2017

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director & Board Member Forum: Topic – Board Roles & Responsibilities

Time: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Fox Valley Technical Colllege, Bordini Center

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Nov 16, 2017

Grant Workshop – Outputs, Outcomes, Objectives, Oh My! Measuring Success

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region office

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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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We’ve only just begun.

Sally Mielke


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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 $240 million in grants since 1986.

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We have enjoyed a successful business enterprise. ... We wish to give back.

Christine Faulks


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