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Grants support anti-violence speaker

Posted on Nov 8, 2017, by

The message championed by Fox Valley Voices of Men is not just for breakfast anymore. The advocacy group for men opposing sexual assault and violence toward women is best known for its annual breakfast, which normally draws about 1,000 men, as it did Tuesday. What’s different this year – thanks to a $10,000 grant from […]

Nice words at Celebration of Giving

Posted on Nov 7, 2017, by

The Community Foundation held its annual Celebration of Giving on Nov. 2 at the newly opened Community First Credit Union headquarters with good numbers to share. John Hogerty, board chair during the 2016-17 fiscal year, announced to the more than 200 attendees that a record $26.8 million in grants had been awarded in the fiscal year […]

Stock the Shelves shoots for $200,000

Posted on Oct 23, 2017, by

Fox Cities residents have moved from the garden harvest to a harvest of generosity as The Post-Crescent and its sister newspapers statewide launched their annual Stock the Shelves donation drive Sunday. The Community Foundation assist the campaign by taking online donations at www.cffoxvalley.org/stocktheshelves and distributing grants to the participating food pantries from the Post-Crescent Community […]

Community cranes foster togetherness

Posted on Oct 4, 2017, by

By Nicole Van Hout, Event Manager The Trout Museum of Art Open the doors to The Trout Museum of Art and you’ll be greeted by an unusual, but beautiful sight. A flock of birds hangs from the ceiling, frozen mid-flight in shades of many colors. Each one was carefully created by the hands of Fox Valley […]

Nonprofits can map a route to stability

Posted on Sep 19, 2017, by

Registration is available now for a workshop that promises to provide a tool for nonprofits to achieve sustainability to better accomplish their missions. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” is designed for nonprofit staff and board members. It starts  8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, […]

Business session teaches being ethical is cool

Posted on Sep 13, 2017, by

Are you ethical in the way you do business? You can get an indication by taking this quiz or learn much more by attending the annual Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit 7:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly. The event is presented by Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley. The Community Foundation […]

Annual nonprofit workshop offers strategic tool

Posted on Aug 17, 2017, by

Maps — used properly — lead us to a desired destination. On Oct. 4, area nonprofit leaders will be taught how to use a matrix map to get their organizations to the financial viability they desire. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” will begin with registration and continental breakfast  at 8 […]

Poverty’s roots reach unexpected places

Posted on Aug 11, 2017, by

As the big tent comes down after U.S. Venture’s 32nd annual golf outing and dinner, we marvel at the power of the event to raise money to fight the root causes of poverty and consider the complex ways those roots are entwined throughout society. Wednesday’s U.S. Venture Open raised an incredible $3.96 million and attracted […]

Grant makes Mile of Music educational

Posted on Aug 2, 2017, by

From Brazilian drumming to Hmong dancing to jamming with a funk band, aspiring musicians will find just about anything among the educational offerings at Mile of Music in downtown Appleton. A $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region to Lawrence University will help cover the cost of the educational workshops held […]

Women’s Fund speaker draws spotlight

Posted on Jul 27, 2017, by

An Appleton native who will serve as the keynote speaker at the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region’s annual luncheon Sept. 7 received international attention this week when the Journal of the American Medical Association published the largest study to date of brain injury in former American football players. Dr. Ann McKee, director of […]