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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 […]

Two Waupaca-area grant opportunities available now

Established in 2003, the Waupaca Area Community Foundation’s mission is to preserve and improve the quality of life for the people of the greater Waupaca area. It is a regional affiliate of the Appleton-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. Photo credit: Teri Van Dam. The Waupaca Area Community Foundation has two grant opportunities […]

Family fund helps community research Irish ancestry

Posted on Mar 5, 2019, by

For those of you who have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors, two nationally renowned speakers are coming to northeast Wisconsin to help discover more about those roots, thanks  to a grant from the Miller/Anthes Family Fund within the Community Foundation. The grant helps support a March 13th lecture at the Brown County Library in Green Bay by […]

Foundation elves deliver grant checks

Posted on Dec 22, 2017, by

United Way staff members accepted the grant checks en masse. From left are Josh Kilgas, Peter Feldkamp, the Foundation’s Shelly Leadley, Sarah Wright, Tony Gonzalez, Andrew Konkel, Mary Wisnet, the Foundation’s Kathy Rechner, Lisa Smith and Rhonda Hannemann. Usually it’s the mail carrier that brings Community Foundation grant checks to nonprofit organizations, but this Friday […]

Help us celebrate Community Foundation Week

Posted on Nov 13, 2017, by

You may have driven to work this morning unaware that you have entered Community Foundation Week. There’s no parade. No tree-lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Plaza. You won’t get any days off. In fact, for us it is a week to work harder at raising awareness of the important role community foundations play in helping people […]

Nice words at Celebration of Giving

Posted on Nov 7, 2017, by

The Community Foundation held its annual Celebration of Giving on Nov. 2 at the newly opened Community First Credit Union headquarters with good numbers to share. John Hogerty, board chair during the 2016-17 fiscal year, announced to the more than 200 attendees that a record $26.8 million in grants had been awarded in the fiscal year […]

$26.8 million in grants sets new record

Posted on Oct 30, 2017, by

It has been a generous time for charitable giving in the area, with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarding a record $26.8 million in grants to charitable organizations in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. The grants – which come from 1,490 permanent endowments and other charitable funds the Community […]

Donors put us in larger company

Posted on Jul 17, 2017, by

By Curt Detjen, President and CEO How do you measure the giving spirit of a community? One very good barometer is looking at how they give through their community foundation. The recently released 2016 Columbus Survey is the most authoritative measure we have for comparing giving to our Community Foundation with others across the country. […]

Bright Idea is new path to grants

Posted on Jun 29, 2017, by

We’re excited to roll out new changes to our discretionary grant program, which in the past awarded grant dollars from our unrestricted funds through more traditional application processes. We’re still using grant dollars to meet ever-changing community needs, but the grant program itself has been refreshed. Announcing … the Bright Idea Fund!  Our staff has […]