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Tammy Geenen

Pandemic Pivoting and Planning in Our New Fiscal Year

A grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation to the Waupaca Community Arts Board helped the community create hundreds of Kindness Flags, which were displayed recently in downtown Waupaca.  By Tammy Geenen, Vice President Community Engagement, Community Foundation Unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during the last several months continue to […]

2020 Census-related grants available for local nonprofits

Posted on Mar 6, 2020, by

By Tammy Geenen, Vice President of Community Engagement As a 2020 U.S. Census partner, the Community Foundation is helping to support local nonprofit organizations in the Fox Valley region that work with people who have been historically underrepresented in the count. This includes young children, immigrants, people of color, complex households and renters. We recently […]

5 Year-End Giving Tips

By Ann Engelhard Vice President Donor Services and Gift Planning Each December the Community Foundation office is a flurry of activity as donors make grants from their charitable funds to support their favorite charities before year-end. The giving season is an exciting time. During the past two weeks alone, we have mailed 377 grant checks […]

It’s Giving Tuesday-Get Involved!

Eat turkey leftovers. Check. Score Black Friday deals. Check. Shop Cyber Monday bargains. Check. On today’s to-do list: Join a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity. #Giving Tuesday has been happening on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since 2012 to begin the holiday giving season and inspire people to take action to […]

Welcome Intern Amy!

Hi everyone! I’m Amy Niemuth, and I am interning at the Community Foundation for Fox Valley Region for my fall semester. I grew up and attended school in New London. Currently, I am finishing my fourth and final year at UW-Green Bay with a major in Public Administration, minor in Political Science, and certificate in […]

Brats, Beer & Beethoven at the Ballpark

Music and summer – what a beautiful combination! On Saturday, July 1, join the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for the third annual Brats, Beer and Beethoven at the Fox Cities Stadium. This free, family-friendly concert of patriotic, classical and pops favorites celebrates the accessibility of the arts in our community. […]

Becoming Dementia Aware

Posted on Jun 8, 2017, by

When you come to our office, you will now see a purple angel sticker on our front door. This means our employees have been trained to warmly welcome and offer extra help to visitors experiencing memory loss, confusion or other symptoms associated with dementia. This week, 16 Community Foundation employees participated in the the Purple Angel […]

Fight Poverty, Not The People Who Live It

Dr. Donna Beegle grew up in generational poverty and has studied poverty for more than 20 years. She will share her personal insights during a free presentation on May 31 hosted by CAP Services and sponsored by the Community Foundation. The event titled “Fight Poverty, Not The People Who Live It” will be held 3:00-4:30 […]

Voices of Men Encourages Action to Stop Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Posted on Nov 2, 2016, by

After last year’s Voices of Men breakfast, attendees asked organizers to provide examples of specific things to be done daily to help end sexual assault and domestic violence. During today’s breakfast event at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, attended by 1,100 people, organizers announced two new efforts — a poster series called “11 Things Men […]