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COVID Response Fund Reaches $1 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits, $1.5 Million in Donations

LEAVEN Fox Cities is among the latest local nonprofits to receive a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities. In an incredible show of charity and selflessness during a time of challenges, hundreds of generous individuals, businesses and foundations have […]

$26.8 million in grants sets new record

Posted on Oct 30, 2017, by

It has been a generous time for charitable giving in the area, with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarding a record $26.8 million in grants to charitable organizations in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. The grants – which come from 1,490 permanent endowments and other charitable funds the Community […]

‘The more you give, the more you have’

Posted on Mar 30, 2017, by

Before Bob and Mary Karisny’s five grandchildren could start tearing apart their presents this past Christmas Day, they had some charitable business to attend to. This has been the routine at grandma and grandpa’s house for their two children, their spouses and the grandkids for the past 10 or so years. The Menasha couple’s Bob […]

Together, we can spark change

Posted on Dec 19, 2016, by

By Curt Detjen, President/CEO, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region As I reflect back on the year that’s almost gone, there is much to make us hopeful. Your Foundation is serving a record number of donors, who have generated an unprecedented $19 million in grants from charitable funds to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. […]

Turn Giving Tuesday into a gift for all time

Posted on Nov 29, 2016, by

Today’s designation as Giving Tuesday serves as a good reminder to think not just about giving now, but also giving later. Many people who aren’t able to make substantial charitable gifts during life can include support for favorite causes in their estate plan. Here are some ways to do it that you may not have […]

LIFE Study shows support for arts could be stronger

Posted on Sep 29, 2016, by

With a performing arts center dominating downtown Appleton and restored opera houses and high school theaters scattered across its counties, Fox Cities residents may view the area as being fairly strong in the arts. The numbers say otherwise. There were 6.85 creative jobs per 1,000 in the Fox Cites region in 2014, compared to 10.80 in Wisconsin […]

Giving from IRAs is back to stay

Posted on Dec 21, 2015, by

It comes down to the wire every year, but in 2015 the result was a little different. Congress has again reauthorized direct charitable gifts from IRAs. For someone at least age 70 ½ who doesn’t need a required distribution to meet his or her personal needs, giving to a favorite charity directly from an IRA […]

Four tips for the giving season

Posted on Oct 13, 2015, by

With the spring-like temperatures we’re seeing this fall, year-end giving is going to seem to be on us even quicker than usual. Along with cleaning out the garden and putting up the holiday decorations, we need to turn our attention to that last flurry of charitable giving at the end of the tax year. Not only […]