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A Way to Change the World

By Cathie Tierney, president and CEO, Community First Credit Union One of the most exciting things that happened to me as chairman of the board for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region was when David and Rita Nelson’s estate gift was made totaling more than $100 million. That gift is pretty spectacular—as is […]

Calumet County School Districts Receive Landmark Grants for Mental Health Services

News conference at Calumet County Park announcing new mental health screening and counseling initiative. By Jane Frantz, Development & Communications Director, Samaritan Counseling Center A coalition of five Calumet County school districts will begin to offer school-based mental health screening and counseling services this spring thanks to a $231,544 grant from the Basic Needs Giving […]

Early learning center recognized by Lawrence University

The Communty Early Learning Center’s efforts to unite community resources to improve early education has been recognized with a 2016 Collaboration in Action award fomr Lawrence University. With help from $786,750 in grants from Community Foundation funds and supporting organizations, a $2 million renovation converted the former St. Mary Catholic Central School at 313 S. State […]

Giving Partnership grants total $1.2 million

Against a backdrop of thousands of tiny individual lettuce plants joining to form a carpet of leafy green at Riverview Gardens’ new hydroponic greenhouse, U.S Venture announced the $1.2 million in grants that stemmed from a group of businesses and charitable organizations working together for the benefit of the community. The money — raised from […]

Better understanding to solve homelessness

Posted on Oct 22, 2015, by

While sitting in the audience of about 340 people, including several Community Foundation staff, board members and donors, during Fox Cities Housing Coalition’s release of data from its Project RUSH (Research to Understand and Solve Homelessness) yesterday, a few things made an impression. The FCHC’s research partner, the Amherst Wilder Foundation in Minneapolis, doubted that […]