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Advice for giving on any day

Posted on Nov 29, 2017, by

Giving Tuesday is just the beginning. First appearing on the scene in 2012, this international day of giving to charity amid the shopping hype has become the kickoff to the year-end giving season for many nonprofits. In a discussion on WHBY’s Fresh Take with host Josh Ducklow Tuesday, Community Foundation President/CEO Curt Detjen said Giving Tuesday […]

$26.8 million in grants sets new record

Posted on Oct 30, 2017, by

It has been a generous time for charitable giving in the area, with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarding a record $26.8 million in grants to charitable organizations in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. The grants – which come from 1,490 permanent endowments and other charitable funds the Community […]

Stock the Shelves shoots for $200,000

Posted on Oct 23, 2017, by

Fox Cities residents have moved from the garden harvest to a harvest of generosity as The Post-Crescent and its sister newspapers statewide launched their annual Stock the Shelves donation drive Sunday. The Community Foundation assist the campaign by taking online donations at www.cffoxvalley.org/stocktheshelves and distributing grants to the participating food pantries from the Post-Crescent Community […]

Houston foundation is safe way to give

Posted on Aug 28, 2017, by

Donations to assist hurricane victims in the Texas Gulf Coast can be made through a charitable fund the mayor of Houston has established with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Mayor Sylvester Turner established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations. Moving almost as quickly as the flood relief crews are […]

LIFE Study adds minority perspective

Posted on Aug 10, 2017, by

Updates to an in-depth study of the quality of life in the Fox Cities provide a closer look at life here through the eyes of racial and ethnic minorities, poor families and the LGB community. The results show those groups face added challenges. Ten new data charts were added to the 2016 Fox Cities LIFE […]

Donors put us in larger company

Posted on Jul 17, 2017, by

By Curt Detjen, President and CEO How do you measure the giving spirit of a community? One very good barometer is looking at how they give through their community foundation. The recently released 2016 Columbus Survey is the most authoritative measure we have for comparing giving to our Community Foundation with others across the country. […]

Fund honors Mielkes’ years of service

Posted on Jun 27, 2017, by

A new charitable fund dedicated to improving supporting early childhood needs in the Fox Valley has been established within the Community Foundation to mark the end of Dr. John Mielke’s 26 years on the Appleton Area School District’s Board of Education and to honor his service and that of Sally Mielke, his wife, to many causes […]