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December 2019

Celebrating Volunteers 2020 is ready for nominations!

Posted on Dec 31, 2019, by

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 […]

Apply now: Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s 2020-21 Leadership Institute

The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative is kicking off its 5th cohort for the Leadership Institute which will run from May 2020 to April 2021. The deadline to apply is January 17. In collaboration with Fox Valley Technical College, the Leadership Institute is a year-long series of seminars led by experts in their particular competencies and enhanced […]

Screen time? Make it Scholarship Time!

Posted on Dec 30, 2019, by

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, […]

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin partners with farmers

Posted on Dec 27, 2019, by

It may be winter in eastern Wisconsin, but Farm Link is preparing for another season to help feed the hungry by providing nutritious foods for area food pantries. Photo courtesy of Springdale Farm. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin partners with local farmers to bring fresh, healthy produce to local food pantries. The project is called Farm […]

New group builds partnership to fight tough weeds

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

Posted on Dec 18, 2019, by

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 […]

10 reasons people give to the Community Foundation

Posted on Dec 16, 2019, by

1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community. 2. Our Community Engagement staff has broad expertise in community issues and needs. 3. We provide highly personalized service tailored to your charitable interests. 4. Our funds offer a way to invest in the causes you care about most. 5. We accept a […]

Green Bay mom’s scholarship allows her to graduate

Posted on Dec 10, 2019, by

“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 […]