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Glass Museum humbled by generosity during pandemic

Posted on Jun 8, 2021, by

In addition to its many exhibits and events, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah will soon be able to hold in-person classes like this one again. The museum is supported by many generous donors in the community. By Amy G. Moorefield, Executive Director, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass “Flexible pivots” has been our mantra over […]

Calumet County School Districts Receive Landmark Grants for Mental Health Services

Posted on May 26, 2021, by

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 […]

COVID-19 Fund Grants $1.6 Million to 106 Nonprofits in One Year!

Posted on Mar 25, 2021, by

Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established one year ago by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, 106 local nonprofit organizations have been awarded $1.6 million in grants to assist their efforts with providing immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery […]

Menasha Neighbors Helping Neighbors through the pandemic 

Posted on Mar 9, 2021, by

By Julie Filapek, Neighborhood Partners program of Goodwill NCW What is the purpose of an organized, connected neighborhood? The Jefferson Park Neighborhood (JPN) in Menasha has written their own answer through the pandemic. In 2019, JPN Connector Vicki Bokelman knocked on hundreds of doors to learn about neighbors’ knowledge, skills and interests. Because the JPN […]

“A wonderful place to put your time and treasure”

Posted on Mar 4, 2021, by

Mame Heaney of Neenah at the Community Foundation with our receptionist, Betty Van Den Broek. Mame is a fourth-generation member of a family who has been philanthropic in the Fox Cities for many years. By Mame Heaney, Neenah As a past board member, volunteer and one of the Members of the Community Foundation for the […]

Food on the Table

Posted on Mar 3, 2021, by

Clintonville Food Pantry president Dave Schmidt fills an order. We’re coming up on one year since the impact of the pandemic on our communities, and one year since we, United Way Fox Cities and other community partners established the Covid-19 Community Response Fund to help people affected by the pandemic in the Fox Valley Region. […]

Traumatic brain injury survivors receive much-needed support

Posted on Jan 20, 2021, by

A new program is providing support for local people affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI), thanks to the generosity of  many donors. By Julie Biesterveld, Traumatic Brain Injury Support Program Coordinator, SOAR Fox Cities SOAR Fox Cities received a grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, a fund within the Community Foundation supported by the […]