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February 2020

The SECURE ACT and charitable giving from IRAs

The SECURE Act, which stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, took effect Jan. 1, 2020, and changes rules governing retirement plans, including provisions relevant to making charitable gifts from an Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA). Under the SECURE Act, a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) remains a terrific way to make a tax-free gift […]

Bright Idea grant helps downtown Appleton Market beat winter blahs

The Community Public Market in downtown Appleton is open for business, thanks to a grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation. The existing weekly Winter Farm Market is transformed into a vibrant, once-a-month Public Market in the Fox Cities Exhibition Center bringing together food producers, small businesses, artisans, health and wellness resources, […]

Clintonville area charities receive $12,500

Clintonville Area Foundation held its 8th annual Grant Distribution Celebration at the The Living Room Coffee Shop this morning, awarding nine area nonprofit groups grants to help strengthen the community and create opportunities. Pictured L-R:, front row) Make-a-Wish volunteer Amy Goerlinger, Cesa 8 representative Lynn Aprill, Mission of Hope House of Wisconsin representative Pat Toney, […]

Results are in for Northeast Wisconsin Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey

A lively group of more than 80 nonprofit executive directors, staff and board members, and funders gathered last week for a bird’s-eye view of regional nonprofit compensation and benefits trends. InterSector, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities co-hosted the event as collaborators on the 2019 Northeast Wisconsin Nonprofit […]

Basic Needs Giving Partnership awards record-breaking new grants of nearly $6 million to end poverty

The annual U.S. Venture Open is the nation’s single largest one-day charitable event dedicated to ending poverty. Last year the golf raised $5.24 million for the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation. Posted by Jenny Krikava, Community Engagement Manager overseeing the Basic Needs Giving Partnership Record-breaking new grants of nearly $6 million have […]