More than 1,260 attendees raised $5.13 million at the U. S. Venture Open, the nation’s single largest one-day charitable event dedicated to ending poverty along with guest of honor Matthew McConaughey. At the end of the event, organizers announced a $925,000 gift to the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region from the estate of […]
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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. […]
The Basic Needs Giving Partnership has awarded $3.5 million in grants in the past year to fight the causes of poverty as part of more than $5.56 million distributed to more than 200 nonprofits through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and community foundations in Oshkosh and Green Bay. Funding for the Fox […]
As the big tent comes down after U.S. Venture’s 32nd annual golf outing and dinner, we marvel at the power of the event to raise money to fight the root causes of poverty and consider the complex ways those roots are entwined throughout society. Wednesday’s U.S. Venture Open raised an incredible $3.96 million and attracted […]
Teaching preschoolers kindness and developing a school-based mental health program in Neenah elementary schools are two of the more innovative approaches to addressing the root causes of poverty included among five grants totaling more than $1.2 million awarded this month by the Basic Needs Giving Partnership. The basic needs grants awarded this fiscal year total […]
The Community Foundation lost a good and longtime friend with the death Sunday, Feb. 5, of Bill Schmidt. Bill, on behalf of his family’s company, U.S. Oil, arranged for the establishment of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region’s first charitable fund. The Diabetes Fund was established 1986 with the proceeds from U.S. Oil’s first golf outing. […]
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 […]
While sitting in the audience of about 340 people, including several Community Foundation staff, board members and donors, during Fox Cities Housing Coalition’s release of data from its Project RUSH (Research to Understand and Solve Homelessness) yesterday, a few things made an impression. The FCHC’s research partner, the Amherst Wilder Foundation in Minneapolis, doubted that […]
Since May, I’ve hosted 18 Community Conversations on behalf of your Community Foundation that have aired on the nonprofit radio station 91.1 The Avenue and appear on its website.
Wow. Has there ever been a week in the Fox Cities like the one we just experienced?