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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 […]

New website connects to mental health resources

Posted on May 31, 2017, by

Fox Cities residents in need of mental health and substance abuse services for themselves or a loved one now have a path to many resources just a mouse click away. The coalition Northeast Wisconsin Mental Health Connection has brought together providers from Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties to offer information on available services at MyConnectionNEW.org. […]

Mental health screening earns business innovation award

Posted on May 17, 2017, by

An in-school mental health screening program that works to save students from suicide was recognized with a special category of Insight Magazine’s Thinc! Innovation Awards after identifying 1,190 Fox Valley students at risk of suicide. Samaritan Counseling of Menasha received the special award for Excellence in Community Response at the sixth annual Technology & Human Innovation Networking […]

Screening program detects eye disorders in preschoolers

Posted on Mar 2, 2017, by

Finding a vision problem in more pre-school students may seem an odd measure of success, but a recent partnership between Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and eight UW-Oshkosh Head Start programs operating in the Fox Cities area are celebrating that accomplishment. With support from a $15,750 three-year Basic Needs Giving Partnership grant, Prevent Blindness was able to train Head […]

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 […]

Charity helps family and business

Posted on Nov 30, 2015, by

Seven generations ago, Elisha D. Smith bought a wooden bucket factory that grew into the international packaging company Menasha Corp. Now a handful of his descendants are working to hand down a legacy of philanthropy and are finding it’s also good for business. Starting with $50,000, the group dreams of having a major impact on charities in the […]

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 […]