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


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For Nonprofits

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

Dec 7, 2017

Meet our new database manager, Diane

Hello, I’m Diane Zempel, the new database manager here at the Community Foundation. The best way for me to tell you about the talent I[...]

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Dec 5, 2017

5 years of Memory Project has made life here better

Five years after its establishment, the Fox Valley Memory Project has made a difference in the options available for people suffering memory loss and their[...]

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Dec 4, 2017

Foundation among 9 area nonprofits with top rating

A leading website for evaluating the impact of charitable giving has given its top rating to nine charities in the Fox Valley region, including the[...]

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Nov 30, 2017

LEAVEN breaks ground on Community Resource Center

LEAVEN Fox Cities broke ground Wednesday on its new Community Resource Center, an expansion expected to bring numerous nonprofits together to offer a wider range[...]

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Nov 29, 2017

Advice for giving on any day

Giving Tuesday is just the beginning. First appearing on the scene in 2012, this international day of giving to charity amid the shopping hype has[...]

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Nov 28, 2017

It’s Giving Tuesday-Get Involved!

Eat turkey leftovers. Check. Score Black Friday deals. Check. Shop Cyber Monday bargains. Check. On today’s to-do list: Join a global day of giving to[...]

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Dec 25, 2017

Office Closed

Time: All Day

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Dec 26, 2017

Office Closed

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Jan 01, 2018

Office Closed

Time: All Day

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Jan 09, 2018

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Lou's Brew

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Jan 10, 2018

Grant Workshop – How to Explain your Bright Idea in 5 Minutes or Less

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

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Jan 16, 2018

Navigating Your Community Foundation & Charting a Course for Grantseeking

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

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Jan 25, 2018

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board PipeLine Topic — Women & Girls

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Timber Rattlers Stadium

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I want to say yes to everything.

Joyce Bytof

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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 $240 million in grants since 1986.

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

Jon Stellmacher

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