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Bright Idea Fund

Diving Deeper into Youth Suicide

N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Inc. is conducting a study of youth suicide-related behaviors, thanks to grants totaling $10,000 from the Bright Idea Fund and the Joyce Hoerig Memorial Fund, both within the Community Foundation. The study will bring local youth and expert researchers together to better understand why 12-18-year-olds in our region attempt suicide at […]

Young leaders empowered in Fox Valley

More than 400 students from seven area school districts attended a three-day African Heritage Emerging Leader Student Institute event last week at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, along with hundreds of educators who participated in leadership workshops. A $2,500 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation helped support the event. By Sabrina Robins, […]

Voting for a Change exhibit comes to Neenah

Posted on Feb 7, 2019, by

Voting for Change: A $5,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund and a $2,000 grant from the William and Helen Burger Memorial Fund, both within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, are helping to bring the history of the 19th Amendment to life at the Neenah Historical Society for thousands of Neenah students and […]

Lawrence opera students sing and sign in innovative outreach

(PHOTO CREDIT: Lawrence University) Lawrence opera students utilize sign language in a new conception of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers. The production will help educate hearing audiences about the richness of deaf/hard-of-hearing language and culture, thanks to grants from the Bright Idea Fund and the Jewelers Mutual Charitable Giving Fund, […]

Hmong exhibit explores what it means to belong

Posted on Jan 9, 2019, by

The Fox Valley is home to roughly 4,700 Hmong-Americans, yet few people know much about this ethnic group’s history, traditions, or even why they settled in Wisconsin. Now you can learn about Hmong culture through art, at no cost, thanks to grants from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley […]