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Grant helps move farming indoors

Posted on Feb 13, 2019, by

When the letter “A” is dropped into the acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in most school districts, it stands for Arts. In the rural Weyauwega-Fremont School District, when they add the “A” they’re talking about Agriculture. All W-F students are required to take at least one agriculture class between 6th and 12th grade. Thanks […]

Lawrence opera students sing and sign in innovative outreach

(PHOTO CREDIT: Lawrence University) Lawrence opera students utilize sign language in a new conception of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers. The production will help educate hearing audiences about the richness of deaf/hard-of-hearing language and culture, thanks to grants from the Bright Idea Fund and the Jewelers Mutual Charitable Giving Fund, […]

Hmong exhibit explores what it means to belong

Posted on Jan 9, 2019, by

The Fox Valley is home to roughly 4,700 Hmong-Americans, yet few people know much about this ethnic group’s history, traditions, or even why they settled in Wisconsin. Now you can learn about Hmong culture through art, at no cost, thanks to grants from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley […]

Charitable funds help Youth Go get cooking

Posted on Jan 2, 2019, by

Youth Go Neenah is back open today after a brief winter break, giving children and teens a chance to learn new life skills by working together in a brand new kitchen. The nonprofit’s kitchen remodel project transformed a small cramped space into a large space with room for all to wear the “chef’s hat.” “We […]

Appleton family’s lasting legacy to dentistry

Posted on Dec 3, 2018, by

Elaine Fetting was known and loved for her homemade candy, her brilliant photography, her classically trained singing voice and for her strong faith. After her death in 2016 at 89, she become known for something else: her unending generosity. Born in Sheboygan in 1927, Elaine Goldmann met and married the love of her life, Earl […]

Head Start vision screening a huge success

By Lynn Peters, Community Engagement Manager Ever wonder what happens after a grant ends? As part of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, we follow up two years after each grant to find out what’s happened. A three-year, $15,750 grant in 2015 to Prevent Blindness Wisconsin  supported preschool vision screening for low-income […]

Lyle’s Final Wish

Posted on Nov 27, 2018, by

“Since you’re reading this, my life is obviously over and I want to thank you for the joy you have brought to me here on earth.” With that greeting after his own passing, Lyle Reigel launched an exercise that taught dozens of friends and family about the hard work and satisfaction involved in giving. Lyle […]