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$153,000 from COVID Fund Provides Critical Support to 12 More Nonprofits

Beaming, Inc., the Neenah-based provider of equine therapy for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities and emotional/behavioral health needs will use a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, […]

COVID-19 grant helps Goodwill remove workforce barriers

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin recently received a $50,000 grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to continue its robust employment and training programs to support people with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment in the community. By Chris Hess, 
President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin In the wake of COVID-19, […]

Clintonville Foundation, COVID-19 Fund put food on the table

Clintonville Food Pantry president Dave Schmidt fills an order. By Jeff Hoffman, Clintonville Area Community Foundation Board member Demand for food assistance is rising at an extraordinary rate during this pandemic, just as the nation’s food banks are being struck by shortages of both donated food and volunteer workers. That’s why the Clintonville Area Foundation  […]

Earth Day: Why sheltering in place shows need for nature

Posted on Apr 22, 2020, by

By David Horst, Environmental Grants Manager, Community Foundation I have to admit that when the full extent of human suffering COVID-19 would bring became apparent, the work I’ve been doing at the Community Foundation on promoting development of more multi-use trails seemed about to become insignificant, or maybe “nonessential” in the current vocabulary. The Community […]

Sheltering in Shawano without a home

Posted on Apr 9, 2020, by

Before the coronavirus pandemic, SAM 25, an emergency homeless shelter in Shawano County, purchased a “forever home,” a new location with double the space to meet their growing need. A capital campaign kicked off last year to fund the renovations, which were expected to be completed by November 2020. The Community Foundation for the Fox […]

COVID-19 Community Response Fund Exceeds $540,000!

Posted on Apr 3, 2020, by

Thanks to the people, businesses and organizations that have given to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, the total gifts and corporate commitments received has exceeded $540,000! The fund was established March 17 by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, with $50,000 from each organization, and additional gifts have […]