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

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Jan 17, 2019

Grant helps protect island from invasives

When developers planned to build condominiums on a 25.6-acre slice of nature between Clintonville and Shawano where area residents enjoy hiking and snowshoeing, a group[...]

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Jan 16, 2019

A dad’s thank you and a story of hope

The Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year to students from 60 high schools in the Fox Valley. We frequently receive letters and phone[...]

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Jan 14, 2019

Aligning Human Resources with your mission

By Kim O’Brien, Executive Director – Nonprofit Leadership Initiative If you are a nonprofit leader in the Fox Valley region, how many times today, this[...]

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Jan 9, 2019

Hmong exhibit explores what it means to belong

The Fox Valley is home to roughly 4,700 Hmong-Americans, yet few people know much about this ethnic group’s history, traditions, or even why they settled[...]

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Jan 7, 2019

Werner family leaves a legacy to the Fox Valley

Jeff Werner and his wife Beth have been involved in many charitable endeavors over the years, and as lifetime Appleton residents, the two wanted to[...]

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Jan 3, 2019

“Hello” game helps local players with end-of-life questions

Peggy Cosner has cancer. She’s no longer in remission, and planning for whatever is next has weighed heavy on her mind. “We all think we’re[...]

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Jan 31, 2019

FULL – 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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Logo for CACF Jan 31, 2019

Application Deadline: Chilton Area Community Foundation

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

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Feb 05, 2019

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Atlas Waterfront Cafe

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Mar 05, 2019

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Community First Credit Union Corporate Headquarters - Great Room

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14 Mar 14, 2019

Money Matters – Project Budget Workshop

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

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Apr 09, 2019

Lightbulb Lab

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Seth's Coffee

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Apr 30, 2019

Grant Workshop – Telling Your Story 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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May 28, 2019

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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We’ve only just begun.

Sally Mielke


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It was ridiculously simple.

Mito Kudaka, established a fund


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"This was the love and passion of her life."

Tony Fuller


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Our Stories

Through the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $295 million in grants since 1986.

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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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