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Bright Idea Fund

Giant mural projects to transform Stockbridge and Chilton

(Artist’s conception) A $29,950 grant to the Calumet County Historical Society from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation will help create a series of culturally rich, historically informed public murals in Chilton and Stockbridge that celebrate these communities’ diverse histories and interconnected narratives, while crafting related curriculum and visual arts opportunities for local […]

New documentary series showcases Waupaca County’s Trauma Informed Care model

Tonight Wisconsin Public Television kicks off its new documentary, Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories, on PBS stations. The network received a $1,300 Spark Grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation and a $3,000 grant from the Waupaca Area Community Foundation Fund to host Connected Communities: Fostering Deeper Understanding of Trauma Informed Care, […]

Fox Cities Reads spotlights poverty and eviction

Posted on Apr 4, 2019, by

The Fox Cities Book Festival received a $2,500 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation to support free public presentations by Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which is the book selected for the Fox Cities Reads. Desmond speaks April 11 at 6:30 p.m. […]

Big plans for Rock the Block in 2019

Rock the Block 2019 Brillion committee members: Left to right: Bob Endries, Sarah Wylie (Habitat), Ryan Roth (Habitat), John Weyenberg (Habitat), Pat Endries, Sarah Pielhop.  A $50,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation is just one of many gifts from generous donors that will help expand Rock the Block into Brillion […]

The Community Foundation awards six new Bright Idea Fund grants

By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager We’re excited to announce our Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund has awarded six new grants to nonprofit organizations striving to improve the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. This fund combines dollars from endowments established by generous donors to address ever-changing community needs in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca […]

Hundreds enjoy Leaders A’Hmong Us

Leaders A’Hmong Us: United Hmong American Association (UHAA), and Fox Valley Technical College invited hundreds of local Hmong students to enjoy culturally relevant resources around leadership, higher education, career development and mental health while celebrating their heritage, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation. Photos by Viseth Moua, […]