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Northeast Wisconsin celebrates philanthropy

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeast Wisconsin Chapter is taking time out this morning to recognize the incredible contributions of philanthropy and the people who remain diligent in the philanthropic community. This year’s celebration is virtual! The 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration honors outstanding philanthropists who shape our communities and give with a […]

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 […]

FRESH food shares the bounty in Shawano

Posted on Jul 24, 2018, by

Reprinted with permission from the Shawano Leader The FRESH Project’s goal is to educate people to eat healthy, and many people in Shawano County are working to get healthy food to everyone through “Share the Bounty” tables. “We ask all gardeners to plant an extra row and donate it, along with extra produce,” said Barbara […]

Music can be a basic need, too

Posted on Apr 9, 2018, by

When the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the newVoices choir take to the stage at Lawrence University Chapel April 28, some of the audience members most informed about the John Rutter compositions “Requiem” and “The Gift of Life” they’ll be performing may also be among the youngest people there. They will have had the benefit […]

Off to a good JumpStart

Posted on Mar 14, 2018, by

A “Garage for Good” owned by two Fox Valley domestic abuse shelters is not only changing the lives of its customers and employees, it is treading new ground in state law. Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs of Appleton and the Christine Ann Center in Oshkosh opened a car repair business and training program called JumpStart, […]

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 […]