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Salmon Foundation scholarships change lives for families 1,000 times over

Not only is Jacki Maxwell the 1,000th student to receive a scholarship from the Doug & Carla Salmon Foundation, she is the very picture of the type of student the supporting organization within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region helps to achieve brighter prospects. She is a single mom working a job in […]

New book shares caregivers’ stories

A Not So Lonely Journey is a new resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, thanks to the Aline Zerrenner Dementia-Friendly Fund within the Community Foundation. After Aline Zerrenner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, her husband Walt began caring for her on a nearly full-time basis. But finding resources for help, or even insight, […]

Foundation’s affiliates assist private foundation to speed up grantmaking

Waupaca Area Food Pantry received a $3,000 grant from The Rhoades Sanford Foundation for equipment. The Community Foundation’s five regional affiliates were established to tap into local expertise about community needs in the Brillion, Chilton, Clintonville, Waupaca and Shawano areas. As it turns out, that knowledge is valuable to other grantmakers as well. The most […]

Menasha Neighbors Helping Neighbors through the pandemic 

By Julie Filapek, Neighborhood Partners program of Goodwill NCW What is the purpose of an organized, connected neighborhood? The Jefferson Park Neighborhood (JPN) in Menasha has written their own answer through the pandemic. In 2019, JPN Connector Vicki Bokelman knocked on hundreds of doors to learn about neighbors’ knowledge, skills and interests. Because the JPN […]

Food on the Table

Clintonville Food Pantry president Dave Schmidt fills an order. We’re coming up on one year since the impact of the pandemic on our communities, and one year since we, United Way Fox Cities and other community partners established the Covid-19 Community Response Fund to help people affected by the pandemic in the Fox Valley Region. […]