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Monthly Archives

March 2021

Women’s Funds in NE Wisconsin Embark on COVID-19 Impact Study

By Julie Keller, Executive Director, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region and three other Women’s Funds in Northeastern Wisconsin have come together to collaborate on a sweeping regional study that will lend local data to the assertion made nationwide that women have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 Fund Grants $1.6 Million to 106 Nonprofits in One Year!

Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established one year ago by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, 106 local nonprofit organizations have been awarded $1.6 million in grants to assist their efforts with providing immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery […]

Support our Asian Communities

By Curt Detjen, president and CEO Last week, eight people were killed, including six women of Asian descent, in Atlanta. This tragic incident again brings the issue of racism to a broader light, and highlights how important it is we create a welcoming and accepting community for ALL. Much of the recent public conversations around […]

Salmon Foundation scholarships change lives for families 1,000 times over

Not only is Jacki Maxwell the 1,000th student to receive a scholarship from the Doug & Carla Salmon Foundation, she is the very picture of the type of student the supporting organization within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region helps to achieve brighter prospects. She is a single mom working a job in […]

New book shares caregivers’ stories

A Not So Lonely Journey is a new resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, thanks to the Aline Zerrenner Dementia-Friendly Fund within the Community Foundation. After Aline Zerrenner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, her husband Walt began caring for her on a nearly full-time basis. But finding resources for help, or even insight, […]

Foundation’s affiliates assist private foundation to speed up grantmaking

Waupaca Area Food Pantry received a $3,000 grant from The Rhoades Sanford Foundation for equipment. The Community Foundation’s five regional affiliates were established to tap into local expertise about community needs in the Brillion, Chilton, Clintonville, Waupaca and Shawano areas. As it turns out, that knowledge is valuable to other grantmakers as well. The most […]

Curating diversity at the Trout Museum of Art

The Trout Museum of Art in Appleton spring exhibition, Unraveled. Restructured. Revealed. Where Contemporary Art and Diverse Perspectives Intersect, is open now through May 23. Sixty-one artists explore personal narrative, social justice, pop culture, socio-political commentary, and identity politics through art. By Ashley Acker, Marketing Manager, Trout Museum of Art Trout Museum of Art and […]

Menasha Neighbors Helping Neighbors through the pandemic 

By Julie Filapek, Neighborhood Partners program of Goodwill NCW What is the purpose of an organized, connected neighborhood? The Jefferson Park Neighborhood (JPN) in Menasha has written their own answer through the pandemic. In 2019, JPN Connector Vicki Bokelman knocked on hundreds of doors to learn about neighbors’ knowledge, skills and interests. Because the JPN […]