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July 2019

Community Foundation announces $3.8 million in grants

Posted on Jul 29, 2019, by

The David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region recently has awarded $3.8 million in grants to local and state nonprofit organizations reflecting the charitable interests of the late couple and their family. More than two dozen nonprofits and community projects are the recipients of new […]

Leaving a lasting legacy

Posted on Jul 25, 2019, by

Awarding annual scholarships for non-traditional students at Fox Valley Technical College pursuing careers in the culinary arts is just one way Donita Gross is honoring her late husband. Donita Gross’ membership in our Himebaugh Legacy Circle has turned out to be a great way to honor her late husband, Roy. “Roy was a very gentle, […]

Four ways Gold Cross Ambulance gives back

Posted on Jul 22, 2019, by

Gold Cross Ambulance Service, Inc. is the primary provider of emergency 911 response to a population of 280,000 within the Fox Valley. The nonprofit organization is owned equally by the four area hospitals; Ascension NE Wisconsin – St. Elizabeth Campus – Appleton, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center–Appleton, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center–Neenah and Ascension NE Wisconsin – […]

Community Foundation awards five new Bright Idea Fund grants

Posted on Jul 17, 2019, by

The Trout Museum of Art is one of five recent recipients receiving grants from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation, for its Restorative Justice Immersive Arts Program for youth. (Photo courtesy of the Trout Museum of Art.) Five area organizations will receive grants totaling $109,000 from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley […]

Prime Day offers opportunity to support the Fox Valley

Posted on Jul 16, 2019, by

It’s Amazon Prime Day, and if you’re an avid online shopper, you can use our Community Foundation Amazon Smile link. It’s a great opportunity to benefit our communities in the Fox Valley. The Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of the price of all eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of the shopper’s choice. […]

Grant helps Valley Packaging launch new skills training program

Posted on Jul 9, 2019, by

Valley Packaging Industries, Inc., has expanded its prevocational skills training program for people with disabilities, thanks to a $54,730 grant from the Bright Idea Fund withing the Community Foundation. The grant enables Valley Packaging to increase clients served, client skills developed, and clients placed in competitive, community-based jobs by incorporating overall wellness, technology skills, and […]