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Play-based learning helps kids on autism spectrum

Posted on Nov 10, 2017, by

Guest post by Oliver Zornow Community Engagement Manager The Building for Kids Children’s Museum The Building for Kids Children’s Museum aims to create an interactive and supportive environment for all families. Through the support of a number of community partners, including several funds within the Community Foundation, Spectrum Saturday and the Autism Accessibility Initiative have […]

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 […]

FVTC Promise expands to GED students

Posted on Nov 2, 2017, by

Shasi Pierotti says she wouldn’t have continued in school after graduating from Waupaca High School in 2017 if not for the Promise scholarship that’s paying for her tuition and books to study nursing at Fox Valley Technical College. Instead, she is the first person in her family to attend college and plans to become a registered […]

$26.8 million in grants sets new record

Posted on Oct 30, 2017, by

It has been a generous time for charitable giving in the area, with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarding a record $26.8 million in grants to charitable organizations in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. The grants – which come from 1,490 permanent endowments and other charitable funds the Community […]

Books start conversation on autism

Posted on Oct 24, 2017, by

WisconSibs and its partners teach lessons about not judging a book by its cover. When the nonprofit set out to help parents of children on the autism spectrum open the conversation about the challenges of the disorder with siblings, they accomplished that with, what else … books. A $1,000 grant awarded a year ago from […]

Neighbor-teachers share their talents

Posted on Oct 16, 2017, by

Julie Filapek is convinced that, on any block, behind the closed doors there is a huge pool of strange and wonderful talents just waiting to be set free to improve the entire neighborhood. She put that belief to the test with the help of a grant of $68,500 over three years from the Basic Needs […]

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 […]

Special kids get their own workout

Posted on Oct 2, 2017, by

With private gyms and workout facilities seemingly everywhere you turn, it suggests access to a physical fitness routine is an option for everyone in the Fox Valley region. One group not fitting that description got the opportunity to take part in regular weekly workouts through the Friday Night Fun Club, a program on the YMCA […]