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Grant makes work-based learning opportunities available via youth apprenticeship program

GPS Education Partners recently received a $5,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation to create a Work-Based Learning Delivery Model for Menasha Corporation’s Education Center, which is helping provide Fox Valley area students who have been lost in the education system and are at risk of not graduating high school with […]

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 […]

It’s Giving Tuesday-Get Involved!

Eat turkey leftovers. Check. Score Black Friday deals. Check. Shop Cyber Monday bargains. Check. On today’s to-do list: Join a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity. #Giving Tuesday has been happening on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since 2012 to begin the holiday giving season and inspire people to take action to […]

Becoming Dementia Aware

Posted on Jun 8, 2017, by

When you come to our office, you will now see a purple angel sticker on our front door. This means our employees have been trained to warmly welcome and offer extra help to visitors experiencing memory loss, confusion or other symptoms associated with dementia. This week, 16 Community Foundation employees participated in the the Purple Angel […]

Nonprofit Leadership Institute graduates its first class

Posted on Jun 7, 2017, by

The first class from a pilot program designed to improve the management skills of nonprofit professionals has graduated and is ready to put what they learned to work. Eleven senior leaders from nonprofits graduated from the Leadership Institute April 28. The collaboration between Fox Valley Technical College and the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, based at the […]

Executive assistant learned charity from ‘Gram’

Posted on May 8, 2017, by

Meet Debra McIntire, our new executive assistant, who is supporting our President and CEO Curt Detjen and supervising our team of administrative professionals. Debra previously worked for more than five years as an executive assistant to Becky Tuchscherer-Group President of Commercial Welding at Miller Electric. Prior to that she spent 10 years in the financial […]

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. […]

Training tailored for nonprofit leaders

Posted on Sep 1, 2016, by

“This information will have immediate application – as early as a few days from now! … I feel more literate … and more confident that I will be able to stay on track with my finances.”” That resounding endorsement from a Fox Cities nonprofit executive director speaks to the quality of training already being provided […]

Changing thoughts about mental health care

A total of 50 faith leaders from the Fox Valley gathered May 26, 2016, to learn how trauma affects mental health well into adulthood, and how they can minister effectively to those affected by trauma. Beth Clay of the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Paula Verrett of NAMI Fox Valley, and Doug Bisbee of Samaritan Counseling Center […]