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December 2020

New OCIO truly a partner

By Steve Veldhorst, chief financial officer On March 1, 2020, the Community Foundation transitioned from using an Investment Advisor to an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO), choosing Fund Evaluation Group (FEG) as our partner. What a time for a transition! During the turbulent COVID-19 pandemic, we are fortunate to have FEG managing our portfolio. FEG […]

Mission of Hope House here to help families

Mission of Hope House of Wisconsin in New London has received several grants to help families during the economic and health crisis. A $3,000 grant from Clintonville Area Foundation supported operations. Two grants totaling $40,000 from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership allow them to work collaboratively with Forward Services, CAP Services and the Salvation Army […]

Shawano community benefits from more than $50,000 in grants

A $2,500 grant to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin – Fox Valley is providing Food Funds to approximately 11 member food pantries in Shawano County. Food funds are re-granted dollars to member organizations to source healthy food from warehouse inventory of perishable and shelf stable food products. The Shawano Area Community Foundation (SACF) announced $50,100 in […]

Generous donors help foundation impact the Chilton community

The Chilton Area Community Foundation Fund awarded LEAVEN a $5,000 grant to help our Chilton neighbors who are most in-need during these difficult times. Funds like this have helped LEAVEN provide uninterrupted service. By  Derek McDermott, Chilton Area Community Foundation board chair Greetings from the Chilton Area Community Foundation! Our mission is to preserve and […]

How Are We Doing?

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) conducted a survey for us in June to learn from our donors what we’re doing well and what we could improve. We received 316 surveys and a 35% response rate. Thanks to all who took the time to respond! The survey results show our impact on the community and […]

Kiwanis Club benefits from charitable giving plan

Members of Kiwanis provide cookies at “Light Up the Night” (pre-COVID), in conjunction with last year’s annual Appleton Christmas Parade in Appleton. By Jeffrey Walters treasurer, Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club As a donor and treasurer of Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club’s two endowment funds, I’m grateful for the administrative help and investment base provided by the […]

Fox Valley generosity ranks Community Foundation 51st nationally

The generosity of the Fox Valley region has shown through once again in the results of the Columbus Survey, the leading national measure of community foundation charitable activity, which shows the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region was the 51st largest in the United States last year. The ranking puts the Community Foundation for […]