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July 2022

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Announces David Weiss as New Executive Director

David Weiss will become the second Executive Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI), effective August 1. In this role, Weiss will deliver on NPLI’s mission to provide Fox Valley nonprofits with opportunities ​for leadership development and learning to ​better achieve their missions. NPLI is a program within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. […]

5 ways to celebrate National Support Public Education Day

Saturday, July 30, is National Support Public Education Day. What’s worth celebrating? Nearly 86% of Wisconsin’s K-12 students attend public schools, according to this 2019-20 DPI report. The Appleton Area School District (AASD) is the sixth-largest district in Wisconsin, serving more than 15,000 students and their families. Nearly 90% of students who reside within AASD’s […]

Generous Gift Provides Another $6.24 million to Northeast Wisconsin Nonprofit Organizations

Thirty-two nonprofits throughout northeastern Wisconsin received a much-needed boost when the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarded more than $6.24 million in grants. The fund has provided over $21 million in grants since its creation four years ago. The Nelsons, who lived in […]

Compassionate Connections receives Clintonville Community Heroes Award

The Clintonville Area Foundation, one of our five affiliate partners, bestowed its Community Heroes Award on Compassionate Connections Center. Established in 2011 by Clintonville native Dan Olk, the award recognizes and celebrates outstanding volunteers and their activities in Clintonville-area communities. The award came with $2,000 for the winner to donate to local charities of his […]

Working Together For The Community’s Good

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region fosters opportunities for the community to invest in itself. They do this by creating and managing a variety of charitable funds — more than 1,700 altogether — which provide grants to more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations every year. Since joining the board of directors last year, I’ve […]