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September 2023

Grants help Brillion community flourish

Posted on Sep 28, 2023, by

The Brillion Area Family of Funds recently awarded nearly $6,000 in grants to seven local nonprofit organizations. The grants, from the Brillion Area Community Endowment Fund, will preserve, strengthen and improve the quality of life in the greater Brillion area.  “We are grateful for our nonprofit partners in Brillion and their commitment to our community,” […]

Libraries: The Heart of Diverse Communities in the Fox Valley

Posted on Sep 27, 2023, by

In an age of rapid technological advancement and ever-changing demographics, libraries are evolving to become more than just repositories of books. They have transformed into vibrant community hubs, catering to the diverse needs and interests of all residents in the Fox Valley region. Today, we’ll explore the remarkable role that libraries play in shaping our […]

Happy Birthday Tri-County Dental! Impacting Lives for 20 years

Posted on Sep 26, 2023, by

Tri-County Dental Clinic exists because people in this community care deeply and want to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, affordable dental care.     Tri-County’s model has worked for 20 years because of caring dentists who come together and donate their time. Overall, more than 200 dentists have volunteered their time and expertise; nearly 90 dentists […]

Nelson Fund Provides $2.5 million to Local Nonprofits 

Posted on Sep 21, 2023, by

The David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region provided 24 nonprofits with a much-needed financial boost with grant awards totaling more than $2.5 million.  The fund made two $500,000 grants:  To support the Door County Historical Society’s project to restore the Eagle’s Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula […]

Housing Now Coalition highlights lack of affordable housing

Like the rest of the country, Northeast Wisconsin is experiencing an unprecedented lack of housing inventory, especially at prices that are affordable to the average person. Significant underproduction, rising costs for housing materials and labor, rising interest rates, and increasing demand have created a perfect storm. As one of the largest investments someone can make […]

Alarming rise in mental health issues among teen girls sparks urgent community response

Teen girls experience record high levels of violence, sadness and suicide risk amid “significant” and “heartbreaking” declines in youth health and well-being overall, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most teen girls (57%) felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021, double the rate for teen boys (29%). Nearly 1 in 3 […]

Voices from the Valley: Celebrating Special Olympics!

Posted on Sep 15, 2023, by

In this episode, we’re talking about including and empowering our neighbors and family members with differing abilities and exploring the power of inclusion in our communities through Special Olympics. Our guests today include parents, coaches, volunteers, and of course the incredible athletes who inspire us all with their determination, courage, and sportsmanship. These game-changers are flourishing […]

Madi Schneider joins the team!

Posted on Sep 7, 2023, by

Hello! My name is Madi Schneider, and I am the newest member of the Community Foundation’s Community Engagement Team! The Foundation’s commitment to helping area nonprofits succeed greatly aligns with my interests and passions which made me incredibly excited to come onboard! I am originally from Appleton, but more recently lived in Minnesota while my […]