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May 2020

COVID grant supports “Hope That’s Free” healthcare

Posted on May 28, 2020, by

By Shelby Miller, Executive Director, Hope Clinic and Care Center Inc. Our Hope Clinic and Care Center motto is giving “Hope That’s Free.” We provide healthcare to uninsured and underinsured people in the Fox Cities and surrounding areas. A $10,000 grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund is helping our Menasha-based clinic continue supporting those […]

$153,000 from COVID Fund Provides Critical Support to 12 More Nonprofits

Posted on May 27, 2020, by

Beaming, Inc., the Neenah-based provider of equine therapy for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities and emotional/behavioral health needs will use a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. 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, […]

COVID-19 grant helps Goodwill remove workforce barriers

Posted on May 26, 2020, by

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin recently received a $50,000 grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to continue its robust employment and training programs to support people with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment in the community. By Chris Hess, 
President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin In the wake of COVID-19, […]

AmeriCorps hiring now for COVID-19 Response Summer Service

Posted on May 21, 2020, by

Looking to make a difference in the Fox Valley? Grant dollars from the Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund are helping United Way Fox Cities quickly mobilize an additional four to eight AmeriCorps members to serve the Fox Valley area by increasing the capacity of local nonprofit organizations engaged in COVID-19 pandemic response. AmeriCorps is a […]

Celebrating scholarships, drive-by style!

Posted on May 20, 2020, by

The graduates from the Class of 2020 will certainly have very different memories of how they got their diplomas during the Safer At Home restrictions. We’re excited to share some of the ways scholarship recipients are celebrating this year. Two of our nonprofit partners, Neenah-based Youth Go and Junior Achievement of Northeast Wisconsin, recognized local […]

COVID grant helps Menasha nonprofit distribute cool relief

Posted on May 19, 2020, by

A $15,000 grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund is helping St. Joseph Food Program purchase food coolers to serve those in need. The coolers store milk and other perishable items as part of its new drive-up method of distributing food weekly to people in the greater Fox Valley area, primarily from Neenah to Kaukauna. […]

How tech resources are helping local communities navigate the COVID crisis

By Michelle Schuler, Microsoft; Founder WIT Wisconsin and Community Foundation Board member The people aspect of technology has always inspired me. And now – more than ever – I am amazed at the way it is acting as the glue that holds us together, as we navigate a global health crisis. As a woman in tech, I feel a personal responsibility to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a […]

Clintonville Foundation, COVID-19 Fund put food on the table

Clintonville Food Pantry president Dave Schmidt fills an order. By Jeff Hoffman, Clintonville Area Community Foundation Board member Demand for food assistance is rising at an extraordinary rate during this pandemic, just as the nation’s food banks are being struck by shortages of both donated food and volunteer workers. That’s why the Clintonville Area Foundation  […]

Community Foundation welcomes Catherine Stern to our team!

Posted on May 13, 2020, by

Catherine Stern, husband Mike and daughter Gabi before social distancing! We welcomed Catherine as our newest member of our staff in March, just as we were all starting to work from home. Hello, I’m Catherine Stern and I’m elated to be the newest member at the Community Foundation. My position as administrative associate mainly supports […]

COVID-19 Community Response Fund Reaches $1 Million in Donations!

In an incredible show of generosity and selflessness at a time of unthinkable challenges, generous individuals, businesses and organizations donated more than $1 million to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. In addition, the fund, established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, has awarded $554,500 in grants to […]