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Mental health program focuses on birth to 5

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 […]

Foundation alum now heads regional food program

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

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 […]

Feeding America celebrates one year in new distribution center

A year ago, the area’s biggest provider of food to the hungry opened a regional distribution center in the Fox Cities. Feeding America celebrated this morning with a small group of funding partners, including the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, at the facility at 2911 W. Evergreen Drive in Little Chute. “The Fox Valley […]

Visitor to mobile food pantry wanted to give back

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 […]