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COVID Response Fund Reaches $1 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits, $1.5 Million in Donations

LEAVEN Fox Cities is among the latest local nonprofits to receive a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities. In an incredible show of charity and selflessness during a time of challenges, hundreds of generous individuals, businesses and foundations have […]

Fox Cities LIFE Study: Single moms experience ten times the poverty rate of couples

The poverty rate for single women raising children was more than ten times higher than the rate for married couples with children across Fox Cities counties from 2014 to 2018, according to data updated in the Fox Cities LIFE Study, funded by your Community Foundation and United Way Fox Cities. Poverty rates in Wisconsin are […]

WHBY LIFE in Motion series receives Wisconsin Broadcasters Association award

Posted on Jul 2, 2019, by

The LIFE in Motion Radio series hosted by Josh Dukelow and Hayley Tenpas of radio station WHBY has received an award of excellence from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. The series received second place in the category of Best Significant Community Impact. You can listen to a sample of the award-winning series online. Beginning in 2001, three nonprofit […]

Poverty’s roots reach unexpected places

Posted on Aug 11, 2017, by

As the big tent comes down after U.S. Venture’s 32nd annual golf outing and dinner, we marvel at the power of the event to raise money to fight the root causes of poverty and consider the complex ways those roots are entwined throughout society. Wednesday’s U.S. Venture Open raised an incredible $3.96 million and attracted […]

Together, we can spark change

Posted on Dec 19, 2016, by

By Curt Detjen, President/CEO, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region As I reflect back on the year that’s almost gone, there is much to make us hopeful. Your Foundation is serving a record number of donors, who have generated an unprecedented $19 million in grants from charitable funds to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. […]

Working poor face rising rents, child care costs

Posted on Aug 3, 2016, by

Several statistics in the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study suggest the number of working poor in our region is on the rise. The review of available statistics shows a steady increase in Wisconsin Works and food stamp recipients in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties. Beyond that, monthly rent is rising faster […]

LIFE study tells us our economy is as expected

Posted on Jul 25, 2016, by

The story of the local economy told in the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study is no mystery, though no one can predict what the next chapter will bring. We knew these things already: Manufacturing jobs have declined. Unemployment spiked during the Great Recession. Wages and employment are better in the Fox […]