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A Message From Curt: Reflection, Visioning and Assessment

During 2021, your Community Foundation’s board and staff members have been deeply involved in two consultant-led planning efforts including the creation of a new strategic direction that will guide our work into the future and a diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism assessment. Here are some insights into what we learned, what we envision, and actions […]

Friends make a difference

We’re humbled by the outpouring of compassion and support we’ve witnessed – financial and otherwise – to sustain the Fox Valley region. Our community’s collaborative spirit of giving, driven forward by partners like you, has never been stronger and is reflected in a record year of philanthropy in our community. For over 35 years, the Community Foundation has […]

Calumet County School Districts Receive Landmark Grants for Mental Health Services

News conference at Calumet County Park announcing new mental health screening and counseling initiative. By Jane Frantz, Development & Communications Director, Samaritan Counseling Center A coalition of five Calumet County school districts will begin to offer school-based mental health screening and counseling services this spring thanks to a $231,544 grant from the Basic Needs Giving […]

We are listening and learning as we address diversity, equity and inclusion in 2021

The diversity, equity, and inclusion journey begins with each one of us listening and learning from one another to strengthen and enrich our communities together. By Jon Stellmacher, Community Foundation Board Chair Our nation has certainly experienced historical events unlike our nation has seen in over 50 years: a once-in-a-century pandemic and social justice issues […]

Kiwanis Club benefits from charitable giving plan

Members of Kiwanis provide cookies at “Light Up the Night” (pre-COVID), in conjunction with last year’s annual Appleton Christmas Parade in Appleton. By Jeffrey Walters treasurer, Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club As a donor and treasurer of Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club’s two funds, I’m grateful for the administrative help and investment base provided by the Community […]

Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Video Series Highlights Local Nonprofits

The “Amplify Our Signal” series started Friday, September 18. Videos with leaders from local nonprofit organizations and musical performers will be available on the Fox valley Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel. By Jamie LaFreniere, Executive Director, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra is giving the microphone to area nonprofit organizations in a special […]