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Basic Needs Giving Partnership releases an additional $5 million to regional nonprofits

$5 million in additional funding has been released to regional nonprofits for emergency relief from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc., and other community partners. Leaders from the U.S. Venture Open and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership are […]

Strengthening Menasha neighborhoods from the inside out

Olsen and Evanson entertain their neighbors in Menasha’s “PorchaPalooza.” It’s part of Goodwill NCW’s Neighborhood Partners program, supported by a $20,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund , as well as grants from the Jeweler’s Mutual Charitable Giving Fund and Heid Music Family Charitable Fund, all within the Community Foundation. By Julie Filapek, Neighborhood Partners […]

Big Puppets Parade connects two Appleton neighborhoods

Columbus Elementary students with their art teacher, Elizabeth Austin, creating butterfly props for Saturday’s Big Puppets Parade in Appleton. Newspapers, toilet paper and huge gobs of paint and glue have been transformed into gigantic puppets, thanks to the imaginations of young artists in several Appleton schools. These puppets will star in this Saturday’s Neighborhood Big […]

Neighbor-teachers share their talents

Posted on Oct 16, 2017, by

Julie Filapek is convinced that, on any block, behind the closed doors there is a huge pool of strange and wonderful talents just waiting to be set free to improve the entire neighborhood. She put that belief to the test with the help of a grant of $68,500 over three years from the Basic Needs […]

Neighborhood Partners nears big prize

Posted on Aug 15, 2017, by

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 […]

Neighborhood Partners goes to school

Posted on Oct 5, 2015, by

The following reprinted article from The Post-Crescent describes the success Neighborhood Partners is having working with Columbus School. The program, initiated by Sustainable Fox Valley and supported by three Environmental Sustainability grants totaling $95,000 over four years, is now a program of Goodwill Industries. APPLETON — Students at Columbus Elementary School and Appleton Bilingual School may not […]

Ubiquitous

Posted on Jul 23, 2014, by

I noticed very shortly after joining the Community Foundation 11 years ago that, for as much of a mystery as it is for a lot of people, its impact is everywhere you turn. When I drive around in the Fox Cities, I see a nonprofit helping the homeless, a basketball court, a bike rack on […]

Neighbors growing together

Posted on May 15, 2014, by

The best way to get a neighborhood to grow together, might be for them to grow things together. A project that attempts to help a central Appleton neighborhood work toward a better quality of life – from the dirt up – geared up this week with volunteers from the Fox Cities Kiwanis Club delivering wooden garden […]

Counting on assets

Posted on Oct 24, 2013, by

Where other people see problems in an inner city neighborhood, John McKnight sees assets. McKnight is a professor emeritus at Northwestern University, an author and co-creator of Asset Based Community Development. He visited the Fox Cities recently to check out Neighborhood Partners, a project that seeks to build on the assets of the central Appleton neighborhood […]