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February 2019

Catalpa forms infant and early childhood mental health clinic

Posted on Feb 27, 2019, by

Catalpa Health of Appleton has trained 13 counselors for its Seedlings program to address the mental health needs through its infant mental health program. Supported by a $40,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund and $16,000 from two donor funds within the Community Foundation, these providers work with parents of children from birth to age […]

Clintonville Area Foundation awards six grants

Posted on Feb 25, 2019, by

2019 Clintonville Area Foundation grant distribution (l-r, front row) Gibson Island volunteer Cody Carrico, Gibson Island volunteer Joy Krubsack, Girl Scout leader Leslie Coleman, CESA 8 representative Lynn Aprill, Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elena Kowalkowski, (rear row) Gibson Island volunteer Jesse Wilson, Navarino Nature Center director/naturalist Tim Ewing, Navarino Nature Center volunteer Ann […]

Diving Deeper into Youth Suicide

Posted on Feb 20, 2019, by

N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Inc. is conducting a study of youth suicide-related behaviors, thanks to grants totaling $10,000 from the Bright Idea Fund and the Joyce Hoerig Memorial Fund, both within the Community Foundation. The study will bring local youth and expert researchers together to better understand why 12-18-year-olds in our region attempt suicide at […]

Scholarship fund for Chilton friend honors his memory

Posted on Feb 20, 2019, by

On April 20, 2018, Chilton High School graduate Grant Richman died as the result of suicide. His friend Ben Hertel wrote the following letter thanking the Community Foundation for helping him set up the Grant Richman Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor Grant’s memory. Ben has allowed us to share his letter. By Ben Hertel, Employee […]

Young leaders empowered in Fox Valley

Posted on Feb 18, 2019, by

More than 400 students from seven area school districts attended a three-day African Heritage Emerging Leader Student Institute event last week at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, along with hundreds of educators who participated in leadership workshops. A $2,500 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation helped support the event. By Sabrina Robins, […]

Grant helps move farming indoors

When the letter “A” is dropped into the acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in most school districts, it stands for Arts. In the rural Weyauwega-Fremont School District, when they add the “A” they’re talking about Agriculture. All W-F students are required to take at least one agriculture class between 6th and 12th grade. Thanks […]

Local couple ranked among America’s biggest donors

Posted on Feb 12, 2019, by

When you think of those who make extraordinary donations to help those in need, names like Bill and Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and other famous philanthropists might come to mind. Ranking among those celebrities is a couple from De Pere, whose estate gift of $103 million to the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is […]

Voting for a Change exhibit comes to Neenah

Posted on Feb 7, 2019, by

Voting for Change: A $5,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund and a $2,000 grant from the William and Helen Burger Memorial Fund, both within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, are helping to bring the history of the 19th Amendment to life at the Neenah Historical Society for thousands of Neenah students and […]