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Basic Needs Giving Partnership releases an additional $5 million to regional nonprofits

$5 million in additional funding has been released to regional nonprofits for emergency relief from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc., and other community partners. Leaders from the U.S. Venture Open and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership are […]

Head Start vision screening a huge success

By Lynn Peters, Community Engagement Manager Ever wonder what happens after a grant ends? As part of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, we follow up two years after each grant to find out what’s happened. A three-year, $15,750 grant in 2015 to Prevent Blindness Wisconsin  supported preschool vision screening for low-income […]

LEAVEN opens Community Resource Center

LEAVEN is celebrating its newly expanded Community Resource Center after nearly a year of construction. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday launched the way for LEAVEN (Limited Emergency Assistance Valley Ecumenical Network) to better provide comprehensive, integrated services and programs under one roof. The building has now doubled in size and has space for more than 20 […]

FRESH food shares the bounty in Shawano

Posted on Jul 24, 2018, by

Reprinted with permission from the Shawano Leader The FRESH Project’s goal is to educate people to eat healthy, and many people in Shawano County are working to get healthy food to everyone through “Share the Bounty” tables. “We ask all gardeners to plant an extra row and donate it, along with extra produce,” said Barbara […]

Off to a good JumpStart

Posted on Mar 14, 2018, by

A “Garage for Good” owned by two Fox Valley domestic abuse shelters is not only changing the lives of its customers and employees, it is treading new ground in state law. Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs of Appleton and the Christine Ann Center in Oshkosh opened a car repair business and training program called JumpStart, […]

Achievement gap under attack with STAR power

Posted on Mar 7, 2018, by

A measurable achievement gap between black students and the rest of the Fox Cities’ student population is about to encounter a shining STAR — Students on Target to Achieve Results, a new program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and its partner school districts and colleges. STAR — implemented in February […]

Great ideas fueled by a cup of coffee

Posted on Feb 15, 2018, by

When Lynn Peters calls and asks someone from a nonprofit to have a cup of coffee with her, they should quickly say yes. The result could be sweeter than a peppermint mocha latte. Lynn, the Community Foundation staff member who works with U.S. Venture’s Basic Needs Giving Partnership, calls them her “coffee and conversation” sessions. […]

Advocate will help LEAVEN clients to degree

Posted on Jan 15, 2018, by

Two years ago, Fox Valley Technical College worked with nonprofit organizations, grant funders and employers to address an employment problem in the Fox Valley. The problem is that there are 10,000 unfilled jobs in the region for which employers are seeking technical school graduates, and a significant population of people with potential who are unemployed […]