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Earth Day a natural time to review grantmaking

Posted on Apr 22, 2019, by

The late Former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator, Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day. By David Horst environmental grant manager It’s Earth Day today, and it might surprise you to learn this celebration of nature and stewardship of the Earth is well into middle age. This is the 49th Earth Day. As Wisconsinites, we can […]

Mental health program focuses on birth to 5

Posted on Jun 11, 2018, by

Children not yet old enough even to go to school will be the beneficiaries of Catalpa Health’s latest mental health counseling program, supported by a $40,000 grant from the Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund. Six nonprofits received funding totaling $179,600 for  projects meant to protect children, foster volunteerism and improve our  quality of life. The […]

Top volunteer always sees a chance to help

Posted on Mar 29, 2018, by

To read the comments of Cheri Duchrow’s nominator for a Celebrating Volunteers award you would think volunteering is more natural to her than breathing. She tells others, “Every moment and every person that stands in front of you is a volunteer opportunity to help or mentor someone to make a difference and change someone’s life.”  […]

Foundation alum now heads regional food program

Posted on Apr 18, 2017, by

Patti Habeck, a former Community Foundation community engagement manager, has been named president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the organization announced today.  “Patti Habeck has been a tireless champion of our mission to solve hunger since joining the organization in 2011,” said William Bohn, board chairman of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. “She has been instrumental […]

Our staff volunteers at Feeding America

Posted on Dec 2, 2016, by

Staff members from the Community Foundation went from grant-makers to front-line volunteers for part of the morning today, helping to sort and repackage donations from a retail chain to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. This particular task involved non-food items — household goods, personal care items and toys — to be distributed along with the food […]

Visitor to mobile food pantry wanted to give back

Posted on Oct 26, 2016, by

The Community Foundation receives and manages cash donations to the Stock the Shelves drive for the Post-Crescent’s Community Stock the Shelves Fund. Stock the Shelves has raised and granted $2 million since the Community Foundation and The Post-Crescent started partnering on the appeal in the year 2000. By Patti Habeck Executive Vice President Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin […]

Donors top giving record again

Posted on Nov 13, 2015, by

During this National Community Foundation Week, I’m happy to say that philanthropy is thriving in the Fox Valley area. That’s certainly the message in our annual Report to the Community for fiscal year 2014-15. Our donors set a record for the second consecutive year by awarding $16.3 million in grants to 986 nonprofits for the year […]

Growing community

Posted on May 26, 2013, by

How do you fill out an employment history when you’ve spent the past 10 years in prison? Or explain a spotty job record caused by drug addiction? A job training program at Riverview Gardens has been the answer for some. About 30 adults and 15 high school students have gotten training in job and workplace […]