By Eric W. Fowle, AICP, Founding Co-Chair, Niagara Escarpment Resource Network You’ve seen the scenic rock formations that make High Cliff State Park and other natural areas in Wisconsin special. But did you know that these rock ledges belong to a more than 1,000-mile-long international geologic feature that connects Eastern Wisconsin with the grandly iconic […]
The annual Waupaca County Conservation Field Day was held online Sept. 25, for about 300 Waupaca County fifth-grade students. The event, coordinated by Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc., included students from Waupaca Middle School, Marion Elementary School, Manawa Elementary School, Christ Lutheran School and Chain O’ Lakes Elementary School . The Community […]
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 […]
Larry Sawyer and Debra McDowall have high hopes that the Fox Valley remains strong and vibrant, especially for the next generation. “We do feel we owe our community a debt of gratitude, as it has been so kind to us,” says Larry, who married Debra 40 years ago. The retirees live in Grand Chute and […]
By Curt Detjen President and CEO I have some important Community Foundation staff and strategic direction updates to share with you. Marti Hemwall, Vice President Community Engagement, has announced her retirement date of July 31, 2018, after working more than 10 years at the Community Foundation. We greatly appreciate Marti’s years of dedicated leadership and her […]
The 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study resulted in what clearly are community priorities for improving the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. A cross-section of more than 200 Fox Cities residents gathered before the release of the statistical study to review the data and vote on the top priorities. […]
The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by announcing two grants from its Environmental Sustainability Partnership grant program totaling nearly $50,000 to improve water quality in the lower Fox River and build an amphitheater at Waupaca’s Eco Park. The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance received $23,900 to develop a database […]
Since May, I’ve hosted 18 Community Conversations on behalf of your Community Foundation that have aired on the nonprofit radio station 91.1 The Avenue and appear on its website.
Residents of a central city Appleton neighborhood will have resources available to grow their own food, reduce their energy usage and renew their neighborhood through a partnership of nonprofits, funded by a $55,000 grant from the Environmental Sustainability Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.