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Fund helps area children pursue the arts

Area children and the community are two important things to Les and Dar Stumpf of Kaukauna. Together, they have created a youth arts grant program in support of young people in the Fox Cities area who are interested in music, drama, dance and visual arts. “We wanted to give young people the chance to use […]

Brillion Nature Center adds ride for seniors

Posted on Jul 16, 2018, by

Older residents of Calumet County will be able to bicycle around to some Brillion area local sights, while only exerting their smile muscles, because of a ride made possible by a grant from the Chilton Area Community Foundation. The $5,000 grant, along with donations from two Chilton businesses, helped the Brillion Nature Center to coordinate […]

Volunteering with a twist

Posted on Jul 9, 2018, by

Volunteer Fox Cities has combined volunteering and mystery into one large mobile movement and they call it the Give Back Bus. The Give Back Bus is a fun, new program created by Volunteer Fox Cities that has generated lots of excitement in the community. The bus puts a spin on traditional volunteering by adding the […]

Fourth Beer, Brats and Beethoven on tap July 14

Posted on Jul 5, 2018, by

By Linda Drezdzon, Development Director at Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Music is for everyone! That’s the mission behind Brats, Beer and Beethoven, a free, family-friendly concert event on Saturday, July 14. Join the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for this fourth annual evening of music and fireworks at the Neuroscience Group […]

Building hope in the community

Posted on Jul 3, 2018, by

Big changes happening inside Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs at 720 W. 5th St. in Appleton may not be visible from the building’s exterior, but they are transforming what goes on inside the facility to provide for abuse survivors. On Sept. 6, 2017, Harbor House broke ground for the public phase of their Building Hope Campaign. As […]

Scholarships top $1 million again

Posted on Jun 27, 2018, by

Generous donors and qualified graduates combined to allow the Community Foundation to award more than $1 million in scholarships for the third year in a row for students attending college in fall. Our 409 scholarship recipients for 2018 received a total of $1.01 million in scholarships offered from among 189 charitable funds with the Foundation. […]

UWFV funds move to Foundation

Posted on Jun 26, 2018, by

When the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley Foundation board learned it was losing both of its paid employees, members used the misfortune as an opportunity to do business in a more efficient way. The board voted to move all its charitable funds to be managed by the Community Foundation. That included 29 scholarships and […]