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Rescuing Whispering Pines

Once a quirky private park open to the public, Whispering Pines (now part of Hartman Creek State Park) underwent a transformation led by the Friends of Hartman Creek Park and Waupaca Historical Society. Slowly and subtly, over 50 years, Whispering Pines fell into despair due to a lack of state funding. Much of the park […]

From Student to Scholar to Educator – A Journey of Impact and Inspiration in Shawano

Kayla Hokenstad’s interest in education started as an elementary student, as a serious “basement” educator in play with her sister. That interest grew as she witnessed the difference her teachers made in the lives of her and her classmates. In 2014, Kayla received the Pearl Smith Future Teacher Scholarship, which helped her pursue a Bachelor’s […]

Academy prepares nonprofit board members for roles ahead

Do you have a job description? If so, have you looked at it recently? Job descriptions for nonprofit board members can be complicated and, like many job descriptions, can include the catch-all phrase “other duties as assigned.” Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s Board Academy helps nonprofit board members understand the long list of responsibilities listed in their job […]

After 10 years, NPLI remains focused, agile

“Managing Strategy with Focus and Agility.” That was the theme of the day when the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) Steering Council met for a strategic planning retreat on March 7. Pictured above: Steering Council Retreat – front row – Becky Boulanger, Jeff Hunter, Tammy Geenen. Back row – Rich Thompson, Jeff Hahn, David Weiss, Andrew […]

COVID-19 Fund Grants $1.6 Million to 106 Nonprofits in One Year!

Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established one year ago by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, 106 local nonprofit organizations have been awarded $1.6 million in grants to assist their efforts with providing immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery […]

New book shares caregivers’ stories

Posted on Mar 16, 2021, by

A Not So Lonely Journey is a new resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, thanks to the Aline Zerrenner Dementia-Friendly Fund within the Community Foundation. After Aline Zerrenner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, her husband Walt began caring for her on a nearly full-time basis. But finding resources for help, or even insight, […]

Shawano-Area Grant Opportunities Available Now

Posted on Sep 8, 2020, by

The Shawano Area Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2020 grant cycle. Traditionally, this fund has accepted applications for projects and programs in the area of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, and health and human services. For the 2020 annual grant cycle, the Shawano Area Community Foundation […]