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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 […]

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 […]

Shawano family of funds helps bridge the autism gap

Posted on Mar 27, 2017, by

The all-volunteer group Bridge the Gap was awarded a $2,500 grant by the Shawano Area Community Foundation to purchase equipment that will help parents and therapists communicate better with autistic children. The Shawano-based nonprofit helps families who are awaiting state support or are in immediate crisis related to a family member who has an autism […]

Brillion Foundation joins Brillion Area Family of Funds

Posted on Mar 9, 2017, by

Brillion Iron Works’ 65-year tradition of charitable giving in the community will continue with the Board of Directors of the Brillion Foundation Inc. deciding to transfer its giving to a charitable fund within the Community Foundation’s Brillion Area Family of Funds. The Brillion Iron Works Fund will support the community giving started in 1953 by the late […]

$50,000 offered for visionary idea in Waupaca County

Posted on Feb 28, 2017, by

The Tim and Joy Neuville Family Fund within the Waupaca Area Community Foundation is offering a Forward Together Grant of up to $50,000 to encourage nonprofit organizations serving communities in Waupaca County to think big and propose visionary projects that will make a significant, long-term difference. Applications are due May 1. “We are doing this both […]

Clintonville affiliate awards annual grants

Posted on Feb 24, 2017, by

See more photos. The Clintonville Area Foundation awarded $10,699 in Community Fund grants to local schools and three nonprofit organizations during a presentation today. Following a competitive application process, the grants were made from the Clintonville Area Community Fund, an endowment that’s invested to generate annual grant dollars to benefit nonprofit organizations serving the Clintonville […]

6 donors whose giving made a difference in 2016

Posted on Dec 20, 2016, by

The joyfully decorated presents soon will surround your tree, to be followed by wall-to-wall scraps of torn giftwrap and smiling faces of children, young and old. Here at the Community Foundation, we have been able to give and receive many great gifts. But our presents are delivered throughout the year as our donors show their […]

Together, we can spark change

Posted on Dec 19, 2016, by

By Curt Detjen, President/CEO, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region As I reflect back on the year that’s almost gone, there is much to make us hopeful. Your Foundation is serving a record number of donors, who have generated an unprecedented $19 million in grants from charitable funds to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. […]