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Grants Making a Difference

State History Museum project gets enormous boost

The next chapter of our state’s history is being written, and the Wisconsin Historical Society has a rare opportunity to deliver an unforgettable modern history museum to celebrate and honor Wisconsin. Photo courtesy: John Hart The Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison has been working towards building a new $120 million, 100,000 square-foot museum for more […]

Grants to launch Junior Achievement’s Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center

Posted on Aug 5, 2019, by

Grants from within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region will support the Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center, a partnership of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and Fox Valley Technical College Junior Achievement of Wisconsin has received $733,000 in grants from funds and foundations within the Community Foundation to support the Community […]

A fourth generation of Gunderson generosity

Posted on May 6, 2019, by

Future philanthropists: (Back Row) Ella, 13; Sam, 15; Jack, 12; (front row) Graden, 6; Calvin, 1; Norah, 4; Lily, 4 When Gary Gunderson and his wife Judy wanted to help their grandchildren create a legacy of giving, Gary decided to look back a generation first. “My father loved children and loved the Fox Valley. He […]

Earth Day a natural time to review grantmaking

Posted on Apr 22, 2019, by

The late Former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator, Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day. By David Horst environmental grant manager It’s Earth Day today, and it might surprise you to learn this celebration of nature and stewardship of the Earth is well into middle age. This is the 49th Earth Day. As Wisconsinites, we can […]