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December 2019

Celebrating Volunteers 2020 is ready for nominations!

Do you know local volunteers who put their hearts and souls into serving others in the Fox Valley? Nominate them for a well-deserved award! The Celebrating Volunteers nominations are now open. Check out the 2019 awardees here. Nominations are being accepted for an annual event celebrating some of the Fox Valley’s outstanding volunteers and nonprofit-business […]

Screen time? Make it Scholarship Time!

Winter vacation is ending soon, and while high school seniors may not be filling out college applications quite yet, you can bet their parents are already pondering the “T” word – tuition – and wondering how to afford those fees. We can help! This is the perfect time to get a jump on available scholarships, […]

New group builds partnership to fight tough weeds

Posted on Dec 23, 2019, by

Watch out invasive weeds, there’s a new posse in town. About 30 people gathered at Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London Dec. 12 for the organizational meeting to create a Fox Valley Cooperative Invasive Management Area (CISMA). The crowd included foresters, woodlot owners, nature center staff members, conservation advisors, DNR employees and gardeners. The […]

New LIFE Study data shows more people served in emergency shelters

Grants from charitable funds within the Community Foundation continue to support organizations eradicating poverty and homelessness, such as Pillars’ single-room occupancy program that allows clients to share a home with affordable rent. When it comes to homelessness in the Fox Valley, donors give generously to make sure residents have access to shelter. According to the […]

Green Bay mom’s scholarship allows her to graduate

“I remember my heart dropping. I just couldn’t believe it!” That was Frances Nazario’s reaction when she learned she was receiving a much-needed scholarship. Funding options for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student’s tuition were running out, but the award is making her future graduation a reality. As a nontraditional student, “I never really fit […]

Need a giving strategy? We can help!

By Carissa Kranz, donor services manager The snow is piling up along with your to-do lists, and your mailbox is full of year-end appeals from your favorite charities. As you gear up for another busy holiday season, here are some charitable giving tips to consider: We are here for you! Share your stories and passions […]