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Tag: J. J. Keller

Neighborhood Partners nears big prize

A Community Foundation grant helped to get Neighborhood Partners established in 2013, and additional grants have sustained it through the years. So, with that history, we are highly interested in a competition that could win the nonprofit neighborhood-building group one of two $50,000 Encore prizes for ideas that engage older people in helping young people […]

New website connects to mental health resources

Fox Cities residents in need of mental health and substance abuse services for themselves or a loved one now have a path to many resources just a mouse click away. The coalition Northeast Wisconsin Mental Health Connection has brought together providers from Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties to offer information on available services at MyConnectionNEW.org. […]

Screening program detects eye disorders in preschoolers

Finding a vision problem in more pre-school students may seem an odd measure of success, but a recent partnership between Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and eight UW-Oshkosh Head Start programs operating in the Fox Cities area are celebrating that accomplishment. With support from a $15,750 three-year Basic Needs Giving Partnership grant, Prevent Blindness was able to train Head […]

Foundation cooks up a tribute for Mary Harp-Jirschele’s career of service

The next time Mary Harp-Jirschele takes up her usual volunteer position behind the big griddle at the Homeless Connections shelter’s kitchen, she may be looking at gleaming, new metal. As a tribute to her career, most recently as executive director of the J. J. Keller Foundation, the Robert Dohr and Lilas Dohr Charitable Fund within the […]

Giving Partnership grants total $1.2 million

Against a backdrop of thousands of tiny individual lettuce plants joining to form a carpet of leafy green at Riverview Gardens’ new hydroponic greenhouse, U.S Venture announced the $1.2 million in grants that stemmed from a group of businesses and charitable organizations working together for the benefit of the community. The money — raised from […]