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Annual nonprofit workshop offers strategic tool

Posted on Aug 17, 2017, by

Maps — used properly — lead us to a desired destination. On Oct. 4, area nonprofit leaders will be taught how to use a matrix map to get their organizations to the financial viability they desire. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” will begin with registration and continental breakfast  at 8 […]

Neighborhood Partners nears big prize

Posted on Aug 15, 2017, by

A Community Foundation grant helped to get Neighborhood Partners established in 2013, and additional grants have sustained it through the years. So, with that history, we are highly interested in a competition that could win the nonprofit neighborhood-building group one of two $50,000 Encore prizes for ideas that engage older people in helping young people […]

Poverty’s roots reach unexpected places

Posted on Aug 11, 2017, by

As the big tent comes down after U.S. Venture’s 32nd annual golf outing and dinner, we marvel at the power of the event to raise money to fight the root causes of poverty and consider the complex ways those roots are entwined throughout society. Wednesday’s U.S. Venture Open raised an incredible $3.96 million and attracted […]

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 […]

What’s new about LIFE

Posted on Aug 7, 2017, by

The community asked and we listened. Participants in last year’s Fox Cities LIFE Study Dive-In Day said it would be helpful to see some existing and any new data points presented in ways that more clearly reflect a theme of diversity and inclusion. Exciting news! This Thursday, Aug. 10, check the LIFE Study website to find updates […]

Grant makes Mile of Music educational

Posted on Aug 2, 2017, by

From Brazilian drumming to Hmong dancing to jamming with a funk band, aspiring musicians will find just about anything among the educational offerings at Mile of Music in downtown Appleton. A $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region to Lawrence University will help cover the cost of the educational workshops held […]

Legacy grants keep youth on the go

Posted on Jul 31, 2017, by

The Neenah youth drop-in center YouthGo has done what a lot of families do when they run out of household storage space – they’ve taken over the garage. In YouthGo’s case, first they had to build the garage. They accomplished that with help from the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership Fox Cities […]

Women’s Fund speaker draws spotlight

Posted on Jul 27, 2017, by

An Appleton native who will serve as the keynote speaker at the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region’s annual luncheon Sept. 7 received international attention this week when the Journal of the American Medical Association published the largest study to date of brain injury in former American football players. Dr. Ann McKee, director of […]