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Community Foundation and United Way Fox Cities give thanks

Curt Detjen from the Community Foundation and Peter Kelly from United Way Fox Cities take a moment to voice what we’re all feeling: Incredible thankfulness for all of you who have helped our communities flourish by supporting our local nonprofit organizations. Many of these organizations are struggling and their needs continue. There is still time to give to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.


By Curt Detjen and Peter Kelly

During Thanksgiving week, the feeling of wanting to help others resonates clearly. We enter what is known as the “giving season.”  

It’s been nine months since the COVID-19 Community Response Fund was created and we reflect now on the feelings and goodwill made with every gift. Giving is personal, and this crisis has become personal.  

Although you may not know the 94 local organizations that received a grant from the fund, your gift has made an impact:

Several leaders from our local nonprofit organizations shared their thanks to donors like you who contributed to the fund.  

“I thank you for what you have been doing to help Samaritan Counseling, and other nonprofits, weather this storm. It is good to remember this too shall pass.”  

“We count you among our benefactors and just as our benefactors have showered their generosity upon us, we pray that special blessings are showered upon you.”  

”With your help, we WILL be able to continue helping those in need in our community.”  

“Thank you for being progressive big thinkers and visionaries for modern philanthropy.”

“Donors are helping us move forward.”  

Each charity thinks of a gift as a message of care and hope that conveys a connection you, the generous individual or business, have to the community. 

Here is a special message of thanks from us:

Click here to view a full list of grants.
Click here to view the list of donors making a difference.

On behalf of the community, thank you. We wish you and your families and loved ones the very best this Thanksgiving.


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