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Bright Idea Fund

Nonprofit Webinar Series to Focus on Donor Relationships and Fundraising

The Community Foundation is one of the sponsors of this webinar series with a Bright Idea Fund grant supporting the event. Other sponsors are the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, United Way Fox Cities, CLA, and Association of Fundraising Professionals – NE Wisconsin Chapter. Nonprofit staff and board members are encouraged to participate in a nonprofit webinar […]

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 […]

Grant makes work-based learning opportunities available via youth apprenticeship program

Posted on Aug 4, 2020, by

GPS Education Partners recently received a $5,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation to create a Work-Based Learning Delivery Model for Menasha Corporation’s Education Center, which is helping provide Fox Valley area students who have been lost in the education system and are at risk of not graduating high school with […]

Surprise grants provide nature centers relief from COVID

By Dave Horst, Donor Services & Environmental Grant Manager, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region  If you were at an area nature center recently and heard a strange sound you couldn’t identify, that wasn’t a rare migrating warbler. It was a sigh of relief from the naturalist. Eight area nature centers were informed recently […]