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The Real Estate Group Foundation Fund gives the Coldwell Banker realtors a way to give back

By Iida Berg, administrative associate, Donor Services & Gift Planning  The Real Estate Group Foundation Fund within the Community Foundation gives back to the Northeast Wisconsin communities that Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group services, and benefits the charitable interests of the agents of the company. Karen Cain, Senior Associate for the Coldwell banker Real […]

2020 Census-related grants available for local nonprofits

Posted on Mar 6, 2020, by

By Tammy Geenen, Vice President of Community Engagement As a 2020 U.S. Census partner, the Community Foundation is helping to support local nonprofit organizations in the Fox Valley region that work with people who have been historically underrepresented in the count. This includes young children, immigrants, people of color, complex households and renters. We recently […]

Women’s Fund Hosting Philanthropy Education Event

Posted on Mar 5, 2020, by

Attendees from last year’s Philanthropy Matters event, sponsored by the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region. By Jen Peeters, Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region On March 12, the Women’s Fund will celebrate International Women’s Day at Philanthropy Matters, an educational event meant to educate and inspire. This year, guests will learn from […]

Author says science and art express power of water

Posted on Mar 4, 2020, by

By Dave Horst, Donor Services and Environmental Grants Manager What is it about water? Author Wallace J. Nichols brought his message of the calming and healing power of enjoying or viewing bodies of water to Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance’s 2020 Watershed Celebration last week at Bubolz Nature Center. The conference draws engineers, municipal officials, regulators, researchers […]

Black Women’s History: African American Suffragists and the Struggle for Inclusion

Posted on Mar 3, 2020, by

Michelle Duster holds a photo of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells Grants from funds within the Community Foundation are helping Fox Valley 19th Amendment Centennial Coalition welcome award-winning author, educator and great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, Michelle Duster, for Black Women’s History: African American Suffragists and the Struggle for Inclusion. The event is this Saturday, […]

The SECURE ACT and charitable giving from IRAs

The SECURE Act, which stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, took effect Jan. 1, 2020, and changes rules governing retirement plans, including provisions relevant to making charitable gifts from an Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA). Under the SECURE Act, a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) remains a terrific way to make a tax-free gift […]