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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 […]

The Community Foundation awards six new Bright Idea Fund grants

By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager We’re excited to announce our Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund has awarded six new grants to nonprofit organizations striving to improve the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. This fund combines dollars from endowments established by generous donors to address ever-changing community needs in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca […]

Small grant gives big start to Safe Routes

Posted on Nov 19, 2018, by

If the geography represented by the people in attendance at a recent workshop was any indication, there is widespread interest among municipal officials in Safe Routes to Parks. Fox Cities Greenways presented the workshop at the Neenah headquarters of Miron Construction on Nov. 8, with the support of a $500 grant from the Environmental Stewardship […]

Brillion Nature Center adds ride for seniors

Posted on Jul 16, 2018, by

Older residents of Calumet County will be able to bicycle around to some Brillion area local sights, while only exerting their smile muscles, because of a ride made possible by a grant from the Chilton Area Community Foundation. The $5,000 grant, along with donations from two Chilton businesses, helped the Brillion Nature Center to coordinate […]

Panel explores nature of board service

Posted on Apr 28, 2017, by

A panel of six representatives of nonprofits dedicated to enjoying the outdoors Thursday evening told a crowd of about 40 mostly younger people about the benefits they can get from serving on a board of directors. “I’ve been richly paid for my volunteer work,” Dave Peck, president of Friends of the Fox said. Whether working […]