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June 2016

298 students receive $1 million+ in scholarships

See full graphic The total scholarships awarded by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region surpassed $1 million this year for the first time in the nonprofit organization’s 30-year history, helping 298 students pursue further education. The assistance came from 142 scholarship funds established by individuals, businesses and other organizations with the Community Foundation. Most […]

Symphony offers free Beethoven at stadium

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Association will present “Brats, Beers and Beethoven!” a free, family friendly concert 7 p.m. July 1 at Fox Cities Stadium. The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra will perform an array of classical music, including Beethoven, Copland and Sousa. Additionally, the MacDowell Chorus and Fox Valleyaires will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” and […]

Grant boosts homeless jobs training program

A $272,142 grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership will help Riverview Gardens expand its ServiceWorks program to employ homeless people doing additional cleanup work in downtown Appleton beyond what city crews normally do. Working with Appleton Downtown Inc. and the City of Appleton, Riverview Gardens, a job training program and urban farm on a former Appleton […]

Giving Partnership grants total $1.2 million

Against a backdrop of thousands of tiny individual lettuce plants joining to form a carpet of leafy green at Riverview Gardens’ new hydroponic greenhouse, U.S Venture announced the $1.2 million in grants that stemmed from a group of businesses and charitable organizations working together for the benefit of the community. The money — raised from […]