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Inclusion in the Outdoors

Posted on Jan 12, 2023, by

The Fox Valley is renowned for our outdoor activities, from lakes and parks to more than 340 miles of trails for use year round. But many people might be surprised to learn that not every member of our community feels safe or welcomed in our outdoor spaces, especially people who are considered historically marginalized, such […]

Building For Kids: Three Decades of Empowered Learning

Posted on Nov 28, 2022, by

The Building for Kids Children’s Museum opened in downtown Appleton in 1992 at the site of the former Prange’s building. Thirty years later, the Community Foundation is honored to celebrate being a part of “BFK’s” history! Generous gifts from donors with funds within the Community Foundation have supported the museum over the years. The museum […]

Ending Period Poverty

Posted on Nov 10, 2022, by

“Period Poverty” is a startling reality in the Fox Valley. Did you know that a lack of access to menstrual health products can cause students with periods to miss or be late to class, or feel anxious about period care? Menstrual products are expensive in the U.S., which makes it difficult for people, especially teens, […]

Our Diverse Workforce

Posted on Oct 28, 2022, by

Today we discuss the Fox Valley’s changing workforce and some new initiatives in the works to make sure we’re building and retaining a thriving and diverse workforce. There are lots of job openings, but we’re learning that not everyone who wants to work is able to access the jobs we know are open right now. […]

Northeast Wisconsin’s Maternal Health Disparity

Posted on Sep 30, 2022, by

Did you know that black women in our area are five times as likely to die in childbirth? That’s according to the state’s Department of Health Services. Factors that lead to these life-threatening disparities include the quality of health care, chronic conditions and structural racism and bias, according to the CDC. In Brown County, Black […]

Helping Waupaca Thrive

Posted on Sep 13, 2022, by

What makes Waupaca a special place to live, work and play? The answer can be found in its people, working together to bring this already thriving community to a whole new level of cultural attractiveness. The Waupaca Area Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling a record $170,822 to 18 area nonprofit organizations from the Waupaca […]

E-CPR: Help for Emotional Crisis

Posted on Jun 23, 2022, by

We’ve probably all faced an emotional crisis. Something that rocks our world and sends us into a feeling of despair. Just in the last two years alone, people have experienced increased feelings of anxiety, depression, and uncertainty. It’s that collective trauma of living in a world that is no longer predictable. The growing need for […]

Memory Link: Navigating Memory Loss

Posted on Jun 8, 2022, by

In 2015, it was estimated that 115,000 people in Wisconsin had dementia. By 2040, that number is expected to increase to 242,000 people with dementia, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  Kaukauna native J.J. Smith met his wife Joyce in the Air Force nearly 60 years ago and were looking for resources to […]

Care in Action: Community Crisis Response – Part 2

Posted on May 25, 2022, by

In this episode, we continue our conversation about how a new two-year pilot program is embedding an Outagamie County clinical therapist within the Appleton Police Department to improve the way first responders handle crisis situations involving mental health. The idea is to have the therapist immediately available as a co-first responder to mental health crisis […]