The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is nearly doubling its current offices to better respond to the needs of donors and nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation, which employs 26, will add almost 10,000 square feet currently occupied by Community Care Inc. The Community Foundation also includes the Women’s Fund and Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, whose five employees have office space at the building, along with Appleton Education Foundation, which is downtown Appleton.
The renovations at 4455 W. Lawrence St. in Grand Chute will begin early 2020, with occupancy planned for fall 2020. The Community Foundation owns the building, which was gifted to them in 2007 after they moved to a suite in the building in 2004. A third tenant, Novaspect, will remain.
Community Care Inc., headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., is a private nonprofit organization that serves the long-term care and health needs of more than 12,000 older adults and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities. Sixty-five Community Care employees will relocate to Trasino Centre on Casaloma Drive in Grand Chute by the end of December. Community Care’s Appleton office has been serving Family Care and Family Care Partnership members of Outagamie County since 2010.
“By serving as a knowledge resource, catalyst, partner, convener, mentor and investor, the Community Foundation helps donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations improve the quality of life for all, forever,” says Curt Detjen, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “We always are known to be a neutral place where people can come together — people from different walks of life, political influences, religious beliefs – and leave their agendas at the door to focus solely on shared community aspirations. This expanded space will not only accommodate our staff but also these vital conversations to strengthen the community for current and future generations. We are grateful for the 10 years Community Care has been a tenant and the important role they play in our region.”
“Community Care values our relationship with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and has appreciated the opportunity to lease space in their building for the past 10 years,” says Kenneth Munson, Chief Executive Officer of Community Care. “The Foundation’s mission is complementary to the work of Community Care, which serves highly vulnerable older adults and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.”