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February 2022

The Changing Face of the Fox Valley

Posted on Feb 25, 2022, by

The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows us what we all can see: Racial and ethnic diversity in northeast Wisconsin is increasing. And it is wonderful to see! But much more important than the numbers are the people behind them and their stories. Hear more in our Voices from the Valley podcast: […]

History Museum Turns 150!

Generous grants from funds within the Community Foundation supports the Appleton’s History Museum at the Castle, and are listed below. By Dustin Mack, Chief Curator, History Museum at the Castle With a flourish, John Stephens called the first meeting of the Outagamie County Pioneer Association to order at 10 a.m. February 22, 1872. And the […]

Voices from the Valley: Finding Home

Posted on Feb 9, 2022, by

There’s a shortage of more than 119,000 rental housing units in Wisconsin, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It says that a typical Wisconsin household needs to make a combined annual income of almost $36 thousand dollars to afford a two-bedroom rental home. The Appleton Housing Authority’s programs are making a positive impact […]

Community Foundation Announces Staff Promotions, Hires

Posted on Feb 8, 2022, by

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region has hired new team members and is promoting several others into new roles that will help carry our work forward as guided by our new five-year strategic direction.    “It’s rewarding to see our team growing and contributing all the talent and commitment they share,” says Curt Detjen, President and CEO. “We have two dedicated team members retiring this […]

How the STAR Initiative is changing lives

The STAR Initiative with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley was created after a CHAT plunge focusing on the African American/Black experience in the Fox Cities.  Through dedication to community partnership and advocacy, STAR has worked with the Appleton Area School District to provide academic, social, and cultural support for Black middle […]