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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. […]

Poverty’s roots reach unexpected places

Posted on Aug 11, 2017, by

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 […]

Basic Needs grants top old record by $1 million

Posted on Jun 5, 2017, by

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 […]

Bill Schmidt was there at the start of the Foundation

Posted on Feb 7, 2017, by

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. […]

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 […]

Better understanding to solve homelessness

Posted on Oct 22, 2015, by

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 […]