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Great ideas fueled by a cup of coffee

Posted on Feb 15, 2018, by

When Lynn Peters calls and asks someone from a nonprofit to have a cup of coffee with her, they should quickly say yes. The result could be sweeter than a peppermint mocha latte. Lynn, the Community Foundation staff member who works with U.S. Venture’s Basic Needs Giving Partnership, calls them her “coffee and conversation” sessions. […]

LIFE Study adds minority perspective

Posted on Aug 10, 2017, by

Updates to an in-depth study of the quality of life in the Fox Cities provide a closer look at life here through the eyes of racial and ethnic minorities, poor families and the LGB community. The results show those groups face added challenges. Ten new data charts were added to the 2016 Fox Cities LIFE […]

Advocate saw poverty from the inside

Posted on Jun 1, 2017, by

Donna Beegle says we need to remember that whether people live in poverty or out, we are from the same species, though we may be living in different realities. Beegle, president of Oregon-based Communication Across Barriers and author of The Opportunity Community Model, was the keynote speaker for  CAP Services‘ annual awards reception Wednesday at UW-Fox […]

Fight Poverty, Not The People Who Live It

Dr. Donna Beegle grew up in generational poverty and has studied poverty for more than 20 years. She will share her personal insights during a free presentation on May 31 hosted by CAP Services and sponsored by the Community Foundation. The event titled “Fight Poverty, Not The People Who Live It” will be held 3:00-4:30 […]

Working poor face rising rents, child care costs

Posted on Aug 3, 2016, by

Several statistics in the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study suggest the number of working poor in our region is on the rise. The review of available statistics shows a steady increase in Wisconsin Works and food stamp recipients in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties. Beyond that, monthly rent is rising faster […]

Giving Partnership grants total $1.2 million

Posted on Jun 23, 2016, by

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 […]