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November 2018

Head Start vision screening a huge success

Posted on Nov 28, 2018, by

By Lynn Peters, Community Engagement Manager Ever wonder what happens after a grant ends? As part of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, we follow up two years after each grant to find out what’s happened. A three-year, $15,750 grant in 2015 to Prevent Blindness Wisconsin  supported preschool vision screening for low-income […]

A sneak peek at Wisconsin Water From the Air

Posted on Nov 26, 2018, by

Some of the most gorgeous bodies of water can be found right here in the Badger state. Wisconsin is home to 84,000 miles of rivers, 15,000 lakes and millions of wetland acres. Now getting a birds-eye view is as easy as finding your television remote. The Francis A. and Georgia F. Ariens Fund is sponsoring […]

Shopping? Amazon donates to the Community Foundation

Posted on Nov 23, 2018, by

Cyber shopping this holiday season? Shoppers who do their gift gathering online have a great opportunity to benefit our communities in the Fox Valley. Amazon has a program called Amazon Smile that donates 0.5% of the price of all eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of the shopper’s choice. One of those choices […]

Sharper Edges: Female Artists Shatter Stereotypes

Posted on Nov 21, 2018, by

Audrey Handler is known as the grande dame of contemporary glass. As one of the first female glass artists, she helped to break the proverbial glass ceiling for the celebrated women working today. Glass is the ultimate feminine medium, she says, because it is both fragile, yet strong and sharp. Handler is one of the […]

Stopping sexual violence: 11 things men can do

Posted on Nov 15, 2018, by

More than 10 percent of girls have been physically forced to have intercourse, and 30 percent of women experienced their first rape between ages 11 and 17. Those are difficult numbers to read, and even more difficult to hear personal stories. Fox Valley Voices of Men held its 2018 Call to Action program in Appleton this […]

Grassy Island Range Lights on the move!

Posted on Nov 14, 2018, by

They look like lighthouses, but they’re actually called range lights, used to point the way for ship navigators to enter a harbor or other narrow pathway. And now these two two historic Grassy Island Range Lights in Green Bay are being saved from sinking into the shifting ground, thanks to one of the first grants […]

Matching gift opportunities help donors see double impact

Posted on Nov 13, 2018, by

You can practically hear the kettle bells ringing out! Many folks are feeling particularly generous toward those in need at this time of year, and the Community Foundation is pointing donors toward a number of matching gift opportunities in the Fox Valley that will help our nonprofit partners make a huge impact in our communities. […]