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Schneiders have planned their charitable legacy

Posted on Jun 19, 2018, by

After a career as a wealth management advisor, Warren Schneider doesn’t leave financial matters to chance. That goes for the financial decisions to be implemented after his and his wife Linda’s lifetime. Warren and Linda have everything well planned to meet their objectives in life even after their deaths. Part of that plan is making […]

STAR Program to focus on opportunity

By Greg Lemke-Rochon, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley Being “worst in the nation” isn’t something we are used to in the state of Wisconsin. But, according to the esteemed Annie E. Casey Foundation, Wisconsin’s African-American children score at the very bottom of their Race for Results index, a composite of 12 […]

Mental health program focuses on birth to 5

Posted on Jun 11, 2018, by

Children not yet old enough even to go to school will be the beneficiaries of Catalpa Health’s latest mental health counseling program, supported by a $40,000 grant from the Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund. Six nonprofits received funding totaling $179,600 for  projects meant to protect children, foster volunteerism and improve our  quality of life. The […]

Creative Kids Returns to Downtown Appleton

Posted on Jun 6, 2018, by

By Brian Leone Tracy Resource Development Director, Appleton Downtown, Inc The fun and educational children’s program Creative Kids is returning to downtown Appleton this summer for its second installment. Creative Kids was created by Creative Downtown Appleton in partnership with The Building for Kids and is tied to the popular interactive art walk, Art on […]

Public TV offers new teaching aid for Neenah-Menasha educators

Posted on Jun 4, 2018, by

Neenah and Menasha elementary students will have a piece of hometown history in their hands for the 2018-19 school year. With the help of a $10,000 Bright Idea Fund grant from the Community Foundation, Wisconsin Public Television was able to create educational, multimedia resources that complement the Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha documentary. The materials include a […]

Teen’s nonprofit helps would-be musicians

Posted on May 31, 2018, by

A Community Foundation grant helped the Kurt Stein School of Music in Neenah get started in a partnership with YouthGo to give disadvantaged youth the chance to learn a musical instrument, but more instruments were needed. That was until a nonprofit run by a 19-year-old came to play. The nonprofit music school offered to give lessons in guitar, […]

Welcome new intern, Alyssa

Hi there! My name is Alyssa Sachs and I am excited to be a part of the Community Foundation’s team as a summer intern. I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse where I am majoring in Organizational and Professional Communication and double minoring in Spanish and Photography. This past school year […]

A day to do something

Posted on May 17, 2018, by

The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, in partnership with the Community Foundation,  is encouraging teens to do something charitable and is helping them figure out what their “thing” is. Up to 16 Fox Cities students from grades 8-10 will explore a range of charities for Do Something Day on June 12, 8 a.m. to […]