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New group builds partnership to fight tough weeds

Posted on Dec 23, 2019, by

Watch out invasive weeds, there’s a new posse in town. About 30 people gathered at Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London Dec. 12 for the organizational meeting to create a Fox Valley Cooperative Invasive Management Area (CISMA). The crowd included foresters, woodlot owners, nature center staff members, conservation advisors, DNR employees and gardeners. The […]

New LIFE Study data shows more people served in emergency shelters

Grants from charitable funds within the Community Foundation continue to support organizations eradicating poverty and homelessness, such as Pillars’ single-room occupancy program that allows clients to share a home with affordable rent. When it comes to homelessness in the Fox Valley, donors give generously to make sure residents have access to shelter. According to the […]

Need a giving strategy? We can help!

By Carissa Kranz, donor services manager The snow is piling up along with your to-do lists, and your mailbox is full of year-end appeals from your favorite charities. As you gear up for another busy holiday season, here are some charitable giving tips to consider: We are here for you! Share your stories and passions […]

With help from our Friends

By Michelle Lippart Hardwick Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity. #Giving Tuesday has been happening on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since 2012 to begin the holiday giving season and inspire people to take action to improve their communities. Consider giving your time, skills, voice, dollars and […]

Appreciated stocks are easy to give

Giving appreciated stock gifts is a great way to strengthen your community and impact lives now and forever. The Community Foundation’s quick and easy electronic gift processing system allows donors like Greg and Julie Pawlak to transfer gifts of appreciated stock without delay. “We can give stocks at their highest valuation within about 10 minutes,” […]