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January 2020

Life-long learning through orchestra and ballet

Posted on Jan 31, 2020, by

Appleton and Shawano school district students in grades 1 through 3 were treated to the Makaroff Youth Ballet’s performance of“Peter and The Wolf” at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Wednesday. Not many 6-year-olds can say they’ve watched a ballet or listened to a symphony orchestra perform, but Wednesday youngsters in our area did both. […]

Pillars to expand its Single Room Occupancy program

Posted on Jan 27, 2020, by

Move-in day! 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.   By Ryne Lodl, Donor Engagement Manager, Pillars Imagine doing everything you can to get out of homelessness, but not […]

Shoulders-to-Stand-On Program Readies Girls for Post-Secondary Education

Posted on Jan 21, 2020, by

Destiny is a junior at Neenah High School and is participating in the Shoulders-to-Stand-On program. Grants from within the Community Foundation help provide girls from low-income families opportunities to successfully pursue post-secondary education and to remove barriers that could prevent them from reaching their goals..   By Michael Voet, executive director of Life Tools Foundation […]

Community Foundation helps Fox Valley prepare for 2020 Census

Posted on Jan 20, 2020, by

2020 US Census Outagamie County Complete Count Committee partner kick-off meeting at the Appleton Public Library January 16 The Community Foundation, along with United Way Fox Cities and Appleton Public Library, is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census by helping to make sure our community is accurately represented in the […]

The Gift of Lightbulbs and Literacy

Posted on Jan 13, 2020, by

Lori K. Dehlinger Van Alstine sees lightbulbs. Not the physical kind, but the lightbulbs of realization she enjoys seeing in children and grownups who discover something new for the first time. “Literacy along with mentoring and tutoring programs have always been important to me,” says Lori. That’s one reason she has decided to set up […]

Recreation trails in the Fox Valley enter “golden age”

Community Foundation President and CEO Curt Detjen is among the speakers for Fox Cities Greenway’s annual meeting on January 23. Detjen will talk about work the Community Foundation is doing in cooperation with Fox Cities Greenways and East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for better coordination among area municipalities in expanding and promoting recreation trails […]

New London’s Mission of Hope House receives grant

Posted on Jan 8, 2020, by

Our affiliate partner, the Waupaca Area Community Foundation (WACF), has awarded a $2,000 grant* to the Mission of Hope House in Waupaca to support the “Meet the Need” program, which accepts requests from individuals and families in distress for items such as furniture, bedding, winter clothing, and hygiene supplies. The full-time shelter opened last February […]