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Clintonville awards annual grants

Posted on Feb 24, 2017, by

Photos by Jeff Hoffman. See more photos.   The Clintonville Area Foundation awarded $10,699 in Community Fund grants to local schools and three nonprofit organizations in a ceremony Friday, Feb, 24. The grants are awarded by the CAF board through a competitive application process, with applications accepted from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. This years […]

Symposium hones teen leadership skills

Posted on Feb 23, 2017, by

Nearly 300 ninth-graders, accompanied by 50 adult chaperones from 19 Fox Valley-area high schools, worked on improving their leadership skills at Teen Symposium 2017, a day-long leadership conference at the Radisson Paper Valley hotel on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The event was presented by United Way Fox Cities. The Community Foundation is one of the sponsors, having awarded […]

Asylum exhibit tour stirs emotions

Posted on Feb 21, 2017, by

The Community Foundation staff and some of its donors had the opportunity to tour what went on at the Asylum, out of the public view. The History Museum at the Castle invited us to tour the exhibit “Asylum: Out of the Shadows” on Monday, a day when the museum is closed to the public. The exhibit […]

Five scholarships that need the right students

Posted on Feb 17, 2017, by

When you have more than $1 million in scholarships available, with the qualifications determined largely by the donors who establish the endowment funds that are the source of the money, the result is a diverse list of opportunities. That can mean good things for students who fit the very specific guidelines requiring that the money go […]

HR training offered to nonprofit executive directors

Posted on Feb 14, 2017, by

Area nonprofit executive directors can sharpen their human resources skills at an afternoon session Thursday, Feb. 16, at Fox Valley Technical College’s Bordini Center, 5 N. Systems Drive. The Nonprofit Leadership Initiative will present the training from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  The session is only open to executive directors of nonprofits. Space is still available and walk-ins […]

Next stop for Rock the Block is Kaukauna

Posted on Feb 9, 2017, by

Rock the Block will roll into Kaukauna this spring, taking its volunteer-powered home repair juggernaut into the Fassbender Park neighborhood. The Kaukauna event is scheduled for May 1-6. Fassbender is a small, triangular park on Crooks Avenue (Hwy 55) just south of the Fox River and adjacent to the former F&M Bank headquarters. The area to […]

Bill Schmidt was there at the start of the Foundation

Posted on Feb 7, 2017, by

The Community Foundation lost a good and longtime friend with the death Sunday, Feb. 5, of Bill Schmidt. Bill, on behalf of his family’s company, U.S. Oil, arranged for the establishment of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region’s first charitable fund. The Diabetes Fund was established 1986 with the proceeds from U.S. Oil’s first golf outing. […]

Dance group will encourage dialog on diversity

Posted on Jan 31, 2017, by

By Amy Gosz Director of Programming and Community Engagement Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Throughout history people have used the arts to promote understanding and inspire change when faced with challenges that divide us. In February, a visiting troupe at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will seek to encourage dialogue about race and diversity. […]