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5 Year-End Giving Tips

By Ann Engelhard Vice President Donor Services and Gift Planning Each December the Community Foundation office is a flurry of activity as donors make grants from their charitable funds to support their favorite charities before year-end. The giving season is an exciting time. During the past two weeks alone, we have mailed 377 grant checks […]

Good-bye to a great philanthropist

Posted on Nov 17, 2017, by

During this week designated to celebrating philanthropy, the Fox Valley is saying good-bye to one of its most remarkable philanthropists. Doug Salmon and his wife, Carla, have invested heavily in scholarships for students with financial need — particularly single parents, first-generation college students and others with significant barriers to completing their education. Their Doug and Carla […]

$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 […]

Welcome Intern Amy!

Hi everyone! I’m Amy Niemuth, and I am interning at the Community Foundation for Fox Valley Region for my fall semester. I grew up and attended school in New London. Currently, I am finishing my fourth and final year at UW-Green Bay with a major in Public Administration, minor in Political Science, and certificate in […]

Nonprofits can map a route to stability

Posted on Sep 19, 2017, by

Registration is available now for a workshop that promises to provide a tool for nonprofits to achieve sustainability to better accomplish their missions. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” is designed for nonprofit staff and board members. It starts  8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, […]

Legacy grants keep youth on the go

Posted on Jul 31, 2017, by

The Neenah youth drop-in center YouthGo has done what a lot of families do when they run out of household storage space – they’ve taken over the garage. In YouthGo’s case, first they had to build the garage. They accomplished that with help from the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership Fox Cities […]

Women’s Fund speaker draws spotlight

Posted on Jul 27, 2017, by

An Appleton native who will serve as the keynote speaker at the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region’s annual luncheon Sept. 7 received international attention this week when the Journal of the American Medical Association published the largest study to date of brain injury in former American football players. Dr. Ann McKee, director of […]

Grant helps tell Neenah-Menasha story

Posted on Jul 25, 2017, by

There will be two opportunities this week to get an advanced look at a Wisconsin Public Television documentary on the complicated history of Neenah and Menasha, produced with support of a Community Foundation grant. The upcoming episode of “Wisconsin Hometown Stories” (which airs July 31) will be screened Wednesday, July 26, at Miron Construction’s Wenzler […]

Three join, four leave Foundation board

Posted on Jul 19, 2017, by

We are welcoming three community leaders who are adding their expertise to our Board of Directors. Beth Flaherty of Neenah, an independent legal services professional, recently concluded two years chairing the board of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of 11 years of service on that board. She received the 2013 Celebrating Volunteers Hanns […]