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STAR program narrows grad gap in Fox Valley

Posted on Nov 6, 2018, by

The gap is real. Wisconsin was 41st nationally in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 ranking of equity in graduation rates, college success and other measures of child welfare. The gap in graduation rates between white students and African Americans in the Fox Valley is greater than Milwaukee’s. (More info here and here.) One of […]

Leading with the right stuff

Leading a nonprofit organization or volunteering on community boards takes determination along with the kind of expertise and tools most of us didn’t learn in school. That’s why the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region launched the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative two years ago, to help strengthen hundreds of local nonprofits by providing support, collaboration […]

$26.8 million in grants sets new record

Posted on Oct 30, 2017, by

It has been a generous time for charitable giving in the area, with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarding a record $26.8 million in grants to charitable organizations in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. The grants – which come from 1,490 permanent endowments and other charitable funds the Community […]

Reflection and vision after 30 years

Posted on Nov 16, 2016, by

By President & CEO Curt Detjen and 2015-16 Board Chair Al Zierler The year was 1986 when a forward-thinking group of community leaders came together to help Walter L. Rugland fulfill his dream of establishing a Community Foundation. Careful, thoughtful consideration was given to including “for the Fox Valley Region” in the name. The founders understood […]