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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 […]

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 […]