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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 […]

New shelter offers hope in New London

Posted on Apr 1, 2019, by

The Mission of Hope House is open and serving the needs of the New London community, thanks in part to generous grants from the Robert Dohr and Lilas Dohr Current Community Needs Fund and the Waupaca Area Community Foundation Fund within the Community Foundation. By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager I recently visited the new […]

Big plans for Rock the Block in 2019

Rock the Block 2019 Brillion committee members: Left to right: Bob Endries, Sarah Wylie (Habitat), Ryan Roth (Habitat), John Weyenberg (Habitat), Pat Endries, Sarah Pielhop.  A $50,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation is just one of many gifts from generous donors that will help expand Rock the Block into Brillion […]

How to help an orchestra sing

Posted on Mar 8, 2019, by

Most symphony attendees sit quietly in their seats during orchestral performances. That did not happen yesterday. Hundreds of local third, fourth and fifth-graders used their voices and recorders to help an orchestra make beautiful music in Appleton, thanks in part to the generosity of a Fox Valley family. A grant to the Fox Cities Performing […]

Family fund helps community research Irish ancestry

Posted on Mar 5, 2019, by

For those of you who have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors, two nationally renowned speakers are coming to northeast Wisconsin to help discover more about those roots, thanks  to a grant from the Miller/Anthes Family Fund within the Community Foundation. The grant helps support a March 13th lecture at the Brown County Library in Green Bay by […]