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Difficult commercial lot becomes triple win

Posted on Oct 13, 2020, by

Theodora Vander Maazen was a client Jeff Billings really liked. An attorney with Godfrey and Kahn who relocated from the Fox Cities to Milwaukee, he has worked with the family for years. “She was a wonderful, salt-of-the-earth kind of person. She was all about her family and was definitely a light that brought them all […]

Census Mini-Grants Help Chilton Library Reach Out

Census results are used to target more than $675 billion in federal funds to states/counties for programs that support local residents, guide community decision-making affecting schools, housing, health care, emergency services and more. Make sure you are counted in the 2020 U.S. Census! By Rebecca Barry, assistant director, Chilton Public Library Thanks to a $774 […]

Nonprofit Webinar Series to Focus on Donor Relationships and Fundraising

The Community Foundation is one of the sponsors of this webinar series with a Bright Idea Fund grant supporting the event. Other sponsors are the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, United Way Fox Cities, CLA, and Association of Fundraising Professionals – NE Wisconsin Chapter. Nonprofit staff and board members are encouraged to participate in a nonprofit webinar […]

Pandemic Pivoting and Planning in Our New Fiscal Year

A grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation to the Waupaca Community Arts Board helped the community create hundreds of Kindness Flags, which were displayed recently in downtown Waupaca.  By Tammy Geenen, Vice President Community Engagement, Community Foundation Unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during the last several months continue to […]

Bright Idea Fund grants meet changing needs in the Fox Valley

Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra remains committed to making music, including their virtual “Stay at Home Concert Series” and socially distant versions of their educational programs, such as “In Harmony” pictured here. By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager, 
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region During this difficult and uncertain time, it’s important to find things […]

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 […]