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October 2016

STEP Industries learned its own lessons by adding a job coach

A Community Foundation grant helped STEP Industries add a position for training its clients who are dealing with opiate addictions but, in the end, the organization may have learned the greatest lessons. A $45,000 grant over three years from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership supported a new recovery coach position to help with the job […]

Visitor to mobile food pantry wanted to give back

The Community Foundation receives and manages cash donations to the Stock the Shelves drive for the Post-Crescent’s Community Stock the Shelves Fund. Stock the Shelves has raised and granted $2 million since the Community Foundation and The Post-Crescent started partnering on the appeal in the year 2000. By Patti Habeck Executive Vice President Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin […]

Mental health screening may have saved teens’ lives

Mental health wellness screening conducted by a partnership of five school districts under the leadership of the Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley likely accomplished nothing less than saving the lives of teenagers. “We are incredibly grateful to the community members who, through their support of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, have […]

Newest Foundation employee brings a history of service

Hello! I’m Annette Look and I’m the newest friendly face at the Community Foundation. My first day as Community Engagement Associate was Sept. 26 and since then I’ve been busy learning about databases, web portals and different types of charitable funds. In my opinion, there is nothing more rewarding than working for an organization whose […]

Foundation backs harsh lessons for teens of Party at the PAC

More than 5,600 students from 39 area high schools will witness the harsh realities of drinking and driving at the 18th annual PARTY at the PAC today and Friday, with support from a Community Foundation Community Education grant and grants from several other funds. Students attending the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth presentation hosted by ThedaCare and […]

The Post-Crescent: Walshes’ fund brings arts to young people

Linda Dums, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin (Published in The Post-Crescent on Oct. 8, 2016) For the last 16 years, Kaukauna students in third, fourth and fifth grades have been experiencing cultural arts, thanks to the Walsh Family Fund. And even though Marian Walsh died last fall, her husband Joe is continuing the mission they began. […]

LIFE Study priorities offer recipe for community improvement

The 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study resulted in what clearly are community priorities for improving the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. A cross-section of more than 200 Fox Cities residents gathered before the release of the statistical study to review the data and vote on the top priorities. […]

Homelessness exhibit takes up temporary residence at shelter’s event

The traveling version of the “(In)Visible: Homelessness in Appleton” exhibit from the History Museum at the Castle is getting around. Its most recent stop was at the Fox Valley Warming Shelter’s fifth annual Grateful Plateful fund-raiser at the Grand Meridian in Appleton Wednesday, Oct. 5th. The exhibit — an outgrowth of the Project RUSH survey […]