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April 2019

Partnering with young parents builds healthy futures

Posted on Apr 25, 2019, by

A $1,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund and a $1,500 grant from the Prospera Foundation Fund, both within the Community Foundation, are supporting the 31st Annual Young Parent Conference, a free, day-long conference connecting over 100 teen parents with area resources. The event May 3 gives them access to services that help them become […]

Mito Kudaka joins the Community Foundation

Posted on Apr 23, 2019, by

Mito Kudaka says “Përshëndetje, Hola, Hello from the Fox Cities” By Mito Kudaka It is great to be back home! This is my second of three homes I have established. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. A formal introduction would have me state my full name as Juan Carlos Kudaka Okuma. I got […]

Grant helps those with dementia make beautiful music

Posted on Apr 18, 2019, by

Fox Valley Memory Project’s On a Positive Note chorus entertained an audience of nearly 200 for their spring concert finale on Sunday, March 31., thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Tom and Jean Orbison Charitable Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. By Jill H Grambow, Executive Director of Fox Valley […]

Fund puts technology in the hands of students in need

Posted on Apr 15, 2019, by

Little Chute 1st grader Kyle Walker receives a computer, thanks to the Corey & Kristy Stumpf Tech for Kids Fund within the Community Foundation. The fund was established in 2012 to provide technology assistance to children (early childhood – grade 12) who have severe cognitive and/or developmental disabilities with a demonstrated financial need. By Jill […]

Celebrating Sydney Olmsted: Youth Scholarship Award Winner

Posted on Apr 11, 2019, by

Photo of Sydney Olmsted courtesy of The Post-Crescent. While many of us are rolling out of bed, 18-year-old Sydney Olmsted many mornings is out in the community, cooking and serving breakfast to homeless people at Pillars Adult & Family Shelter in Appleton. As a 4.0 GPA student at Appleton East High School, a three-sport athlete, […]

Final Four wooden floor shows sustainable practices can compete

The Virginia Cavaliers are now the NCAA champions, winning last night in overtime against Texas Tech. But when scientists and researchers from around the world descend on UW-Oshkosh in about a month, they may still be talking about last week’s NCAA Final Four. It’s not that there will be a heavy representation from the University […]

Week of the Young Child kicks off “Growing Kindness”

Posted on Apr 8, 2019, by

Bridges Child Enrichment Center received a grant of $1,500 from the John and Sally Mielke Early Years Fund for the Fox Valley to sponsor the 5th annual National Week of the Young Child event on April 11 at the Community Early Learning Center (CELC) with the theme “Growing Kindness.” By Carolyn Desrosiers Early Childhood Education […]