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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 […]

Nonprofit Leadership Institute graduates its first class

Posted on Jun 7, 2017, by

The first class from a pilot program designed to improve the management skills of nonprofit professionals has graduated and is ready to put what they learned to work. Eleven senior leaders from nonprofits graduated from the Leadership Institute April 28. The collaboration between Fox Valley Technical College and the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, based at the […]

After five years, Riverview Gardens offers many paths to a better life

Posted on Apr 11, 2017, by

A social and agricultural experiment called Riverview Gardens has now been in operation for five years. This recent article on the American Public Works Association website recounts its successes, in partnership with the City of Appleton and the Community Foundation. Founded in 1898, Riverview Country Club and golf course was Wisconsin’s oldest private country club […]

Committee members fill funding gap

Posted on Dec 6, 2016, by

When the members of the Infant Welfare Circle Grants Committee met on Nov. 21, they had six grant recommendations totaling $14,000, and they liked them all. The requests included: CHAPS Academy – $3,000 for suicide prevention and intervention programs that involve young people working with horses as part of their counseling. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin […]

Partners+Service=Student Success

A nationally recognized program in its second year in Appleton appears to have found the right formula to help at-risk teenagers feel more empowered to make a difference in school and in their lives. The month-long Summer of Service Program, which is coordinated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and Appleton […]

Grant boosts homeless jobs training program

Posted on Jun 24, 2016, by

A $272,142 grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership will help Riverview Gardens expand its ServiceWorks program to employ homeless people doing additional cleanup work in downtown Appleton beyond what city crews normally do. Working with Appleton Downtown Inc. and the City of Appleton, Riverview Gardens, a job training program and urban farm on a former Appleton […]

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 […]