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Bright Idea Fund

Next steps for Imagine Fox Cities

Posted on Oct 3, 2019, by

Support for Imagine Fox Cities has been provided by grants from the Bright Idea Fund and David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund, both within the Community Foundation, as well as major contributions from Bank of Kaukauna, Boldt, Community First Credit Union,Galloway, SECURA, ThedaCare, and Thrivent. Additional support came from Kimberly-Clark, Miller Electric, NAI […]

Grant reconnects youth to the community through art

The Trout Museum of Art received grants from the Bright Idea Fund and the Appleton Rotary Community Art Fund within the Community Foundation to implement its Restorative Justice program, a year-long, immersive arts program for youth under the supervision of Outagamie County Youth & Family Services. By Marci Hoffman, education coordinator, Trout Museum of Art […]

Strengthening Menasha neighborhoods from the inside out

Posted on Aug 1, 2019, by

Olsen and Evanson entertain their neighbors in Menasha’s “PorchaPalooza.” It’s part of Goodwill NCW’s Neighborhood Partners program, supported by a $20,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund , as well as grants from the Jeweler’s Mutual Charitable Giving Fund and Heid Music Family Charitable Fund, all within the Community Foundation. By Julie Filapek, Neighborhood Partners […]

Grant helps Valley Packaging launch new skills training program

Posted on Jul 9, 2019, by

Valley Packaging Industries, Inc., has expanded its prevocational skills training program for people with disabilities, thanks to a $54,730 grant from the Bright Idea Fund withing the Community Foundation. The grant enables Valley Packaging to increase clients served, client skills developed, and clients placed in competitive, community-based jobs by incorporating overall wellness, technology skills, and […]