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Strengthening Our Community


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


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.

Mar 21, 2018

Neenah student volunteers and recruits others

Rachel Miserlian has a dizzying number of volunteer involvements, but she doesn’t stop there. She also is a dedicated recruiter of volunteers at Neenah High[...]

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Mar 19, 2018

Mentor guides people to their own solutions

Bob DeKoch’s most valuable contribution as a leader doesn’t involve solving problems for people who come to him for help. His particular talent is in[...]

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Mar 16, 2018

Arts advocacy goes on past work day

As if working a full-time job coordinating the arts needs of all of the students in the Appleton Area School District wasn’t enough t0 test[...]

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Mar 14, 2018

Off to a good JumpStart

A “Garage for Good” owned by two Fox Valley domestic abuse shelters is not only changing the lives of its customers and employees, it is[...]

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Mar 7, 2018

Achievement gap under attack with STAR power

A measurable achievement gap between black students and the rest of the Fox Cities’ student population is about to encounter a shining STAR — Students[...]

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Mar 6, 2018

Honorees selected for Celebrating Volunteers

The award recipients have been chosen and registration is open for the 21st annual Celebrating Volunteers Community Gala on April 26 to honor outstanding volunteers[...]

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Apr 03, 2018

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

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

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Apr 04, 2018

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Kaukauna Coffee & Tea - Upstairs

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Apr 05, 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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Apr 12, 2018

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative JOIN A BOARD: TOPIC: Diversity & Inclusion

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

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Apr 26, 2018

Celebrating Volunteers

Time: 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

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May 01, 2018

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Atlas Waterfront Cafe

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May 15, 2018

Top 5 Trends Every Advisor Should Know in 2018

Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Butte des Morts Country Club

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Jun 05, 2018

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Shellattes

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It’s just an outstanding way to enable people to give back to their community.

Kim Rietbrock, attorney for Violet Laack

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Our fund is igniting brilliance and supporting a variety of organizations that do great work in our community.

Chad Herschner and Jeff Amstutz

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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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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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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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