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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 […]

Local credit union offers $50,000 match to COVID-19 relief efforts

Posted on Jun 8, 2020, by

Verve, a Credit Union is committed to serving the community by providing financial support to programs and organizations that help keep our communities strong. That commitment led Verve to earmark $50,000 to match donations (where available) through June 30, 2020. “Community foundations and COVID-19 relief funds provide much-needed financial resources to individuals, families and businesses […]

Earth Day: Why sheltering in place shows need for nature

Posted on Apr 22, 2020, by

By David Horst, Environmental Grants Manager, Community Foundation I have to admit that when the full extent of human suffering COVID-19 would bring became apparent, the work I’ve been doing at the Community Foundation on promoting development of more multi-use trails seemed about to become insignificant, or maybe “nonessential” in the current vocabulary. The Community […]

Sheltering in Shawano without a home

Posted on Apr 9, 2020, by

Before the coronavirus pandemic, SAM 25, an emergency homeless shelter in Shawano County, purchased a “forever home,” a new location with double the space to meet their growing need. A capital campaign kicked off last year to fund the renovations, which were expected to be completed by November 2020. The Community Foundation for the Fox […]