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June 2017

Bright Idea is new path to grants

Posted on Jun 29, 2017, by

We’re excited to roll out new changes to our discretionary grant program, which in the past awarded grant dollars from our unrestricted funds through more traditional application processes. We’re still using grant dollars to meet ever-changing community needs, but the grant program itself has been refreshed. Announcing … the Bright Idea Fund!  Our staff has […]

Brats, Beer & Beethoven at the Ballpark

Music and summer – what a beautiful combination! On Saturday, July 1, join the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for the third annual Brats, Beer and Beethoven at the Fox Cities Stadium. This free, family-friendly concert of patriotic, classical and pops favorites celebrates the accessibility of the arts in our community. […]

Fund honors Mielkes’ years of service

Posted on Jun 27, 2017, by

A new charitable fund dedicated to improving supporting early childhood needs in the Fox Valley has been established within the Community Foundation to mark the end of Dr. John Mielke’s 26 years on the Appleton Area School District’s Board of Education and to honor his service and that of Sally Mielke, his wife, to many causes […]

Humane Association care on the road

Posted on Jun 14, 2017, by

As great as the Fox Valley Humane Association’s shelter facility on Two Mile Road may be, that’s not the only place it offers services. For the past year, a converted out of service ambulance donated by Gold Cross Ambulance Service has been taking pet care to the people. The FVHA Mobile Clinic visited the Community […]

‘Asylum’ exhibit recognized

Posted on Jun 12, 2017, by

An exhibit presented by the History Museum at the Castle in downtown Appleton that received support from the Community Foundation has been selected for two substantial awards. “Asylum: Out of the Shadows” received the Wisconsin Historical Society’s 2017 Exhibit Award, as well as the 2017 Award of Merit from the Leadership in History Awards Committee […]

Becoming Dementia Aware

Posted on Jun 8, 2017, by

When you come to our office, you will now see a purple angel sticker on our front door. This means our employees have been trained to warmly welcome and offer extra help to visitors experiencing memory loss, confusion or other symptoms associated with dementia. This week, 16 Community Foundation employees participated in the the Purple Angel […]

Nonprofit Leadership Institute graduates its first class

Posted on Jun 7, 2017, by

The first class from a pilot program designed to improve the management skills of nonprofit professionals has graduated and is ready to put what they learned to work. Eleven senior leaders from nonprofits graduated from the Leadership Institute April 28. The collaboration between Fox Valley Technical College and the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, based at the […]

Basic Needs grants top old record by $1 million

Posted on Jun 5, 2017, by

Teaching preschoolers kindness and developing a school-based mental health program in Neenah elementary schools are two of the more innovative approaches to addressing the root causes of poverty included among five grants totaling more than $1.2 million awarded this month by the Basic Needs Giving Partnership. The basic needs grants awarded this fiscal year total […]

Advocate saw poverty from the inside

Posted on Jun 1, 2017, by

Donna Beegle says we need to remember that whether people live in poverty or out, we are from the same species, though we may be living in different realities. Beegle, president of Oregon-based Communication Across Barriers and author of The Opportunity Community Model, was the keynote speaker for  CAP Services‘ annual awards reception Wednesday at UW-Fox […]