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February 2024

Voices from the Valley: Preserving the Voices of Rural History

Posted on Feb 27, 2024, by

How does one preserve the stories and history of a rural town like Chilton? Today we’re visiting the Chilton Public Library, where staff members are unveiling the untold tales that shape the community’s identity, through modern technology. A $4,947 grant from the Chilton Area Community Foundation, one of our geographic affiliate foundations, allowed the library […]

Clintonville Foundation awards $10,850 in grants

The Clintonville Area Foundation distributed $10,850 to six area nonprofit organizations at its 2024 grant distribution last week at the Living Room Coffee Shop in Clintonville. The grants, which benefit a range of community causes, were awarded from various charitable funds within the foundation this year. Grants were awarded to: The Compassionate Connection Center: $2,000 […]

Scholarship applications and FAFSA issues

The Community Foundation has been closely following updates from the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. There have been multiple issues with the updates for the 2024-25 school year, including late opening for applicants, delays in producing Submission Summary documentation for applicants who have submitted their FAFSA […]

Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Community Funding Landscape

We live in a generous and resource-rich community that quickly responded to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Additional funds were made available to ensure our community’s nonprofit organizations were able to provide essential services and sustain operations during an unprecedented time. Our nonprofit partners rose to the occasion, innovating to ensure community needs were met and […]

Voices from the Valley: Reflecting on Kaukauna And King

Posted on Feb 14, 2024, by

What happens when we uncover lost stories and tell them in new ways? And how might shared experiences, between people who are different from one another, bring us closer together? In February 2023 during Black History Month, over 1,000 people in the Fox Valley area had the chance to view the film and participate in […]

Local giving helps donors “take care of our own”

Posted on Feb 13, 2024, by

People in the Fox Valley have no shortage of options for their philanthropic dollars. Many of our donors at the Community Foundation use their donor advised funds to support favorite charities across the country, including alma maters, organizations in the communities where they’ve lived in the past or have a second home, or charities in […]

The Role of the Board of Directors – What can a nonprofit expect?

Board member engagement is critical for nonprofit success. The million-dollar question is “What exactly is the role of the board?” Is it surprising to learn the role of the board may not always be clear to nonprofit board members? Is the role of the board of directors to be actively engaged in fund development activities? […]