The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region helps generous and caring people like you give back to the causes and community you care about most. Establishing a charitable fund is a great way to make our community a better place. Giving is easy and effective, and finding the best fit for your charitable goals, […]
When the Gresham Scholarship Fund was founded 20 years ago, who would have dreamed a small tight-knit community of 565 very generous souls could grow that fund to $1 million to help their youngest pay for secondary education? These caring, hardworking folks did it along with help from friends, graduates, the surrounding community and the […]
By Rob Underhill The idea of setting up a Community Foundation trust came from a family conversation one night. We had been giving to various charities over time and we had reached a point where we wanted to bring our only son Cameron into the conversation and give him the experience of how great it […]
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 […]
We saw an incredible year for charitable giving in the Fox Valley region, as highlighted in our 2014 Report to the Community for the year ending June 30, 2014. Grants awarded: a record $15.9 million granted to nearly 900 nonprofits. Contributions: second-most in our 28-year history with more than $31 million given by 1,900 generous individuals, […]
The old adage says “a rising tide lifts all boats.” So how does that play out in community life?