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April 2020

Introducing our new investment approach

We’re pleased to introduce our new Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) Fund Evaluation Group (FEG) Investment Advisors. As of March 1, 2020, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region’s investment strategy is managed by FEG, whose advisors are working with our volunteer investment committee members, who are local experts in investment and finance.  With […]

Five more local nonprofits receive $48,500 from COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Photo courtesy of Apricity. Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, five more nonprofits have been awarded $48,500 in grants to assist their efforts as they respond to the unfolding public health emergency. That brings the […]

One month later: Fund reaches $756,923!

Thanks to the people, businesses and organizations that have given to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, the total gifts and corporate commitments received has exceeded $756,000 as of April 17. Check out the list of donors so far! That’s exactly one month after the fund was officially announced by the Community Foundation for the Fox […]

How we capture and celebrate Administrative Professionals Day!

Happy Administrative Professionals Day to our spectacular team! This special day recognizes the valuable professionals who keep the office running smoothly. A little history: The observance first launched in 1952 when the U.S. Secretary of Commerce proclaimed June 4th as the designated “National Secretaries Day.” The name changed to Administrative Professionals Day in 2000 and […]

Earth Day: Why sheltering in place shows need for nature

By David Horst, Environmental Grants Manager, Community Foundation I have to admit that when the full extent of human suffering COVID-19 would bring became apparent, the work I’ve been doing at the Community Foundation on promoting development of more multi-use trails seemed about to become insignificant, or maybe “nonessential” in the current vocabulary. The Community […]

COVID-19 grant helps Pillars relocate shelter residents to a hotel

To help prevent or reduce the likelihood of coronavirus infection among residents and staff, and to avoid hospitalization for those who may become ill, the Appleton-based homeless shelter will use a $45,000 grant to implement plans to enhance social distancing of residents from two shelters assisting people in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago counties (includes the […]

$275,000 from COVID-19 Fund Provides Critical Support to 
Local Nonprofits

Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, eight nonprofits were recently awarded $80,000 in grants to assist their efforts as they respond to the unfolding public health emergency. That brings the total awarded to 22 nonprofit […]