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Diving Deeper into Youth Suicide

N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Inc. is conducting a study of youth suicide-related behaviors, thanks to grants totaling $10,000 from the Bright Idea Fund and the Joyce Hoerig Memorial Fund, both within the Community Foundation. The study will bring local youth and expert researchers together to better understand why 12-18-year-olds in our region attempt suicide at […]

Welcome new team member, Lisa

Posted on Apr 26, 2018, by

Hello. My name is Lisa Lanphear and I am thrilled to have joined the Community Foundation as an administrative associate. My background in development crosses the country with experience with the United Way in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce in Alaska, a therapeutic riding academy in Loudon, Tenn., and CHAPS Academy in […]

Teen symposium seeks to build leaders

Posted on Jan 17, 2018, by

Nineteen Fox Valley schools will send more than 300 freshmen to invest a day at the 2018 Teen Symposium in hopes that the payoff will be informed leaders who will leave their mark over the rest of their high school careers. The symposium will be held Feb. 12 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown […]

Foundation elves deliver grant checks

Posted on Dec 22, 2017, by

United Way staff members accepted the grant checks en masse. From left are Josh Kilgas, Peter Feldkamp, the Foundation’s Shelly Leadley, Sarah Wright, Tony Gonzalez, Andrew Konkel, Mary Wisnet, the Foundation’s Kathy Rechner, Lisa Smith and Rhonda Hannemann. Usually it’s the mail carrier that brings Community Foundation grant checks to nonprofit organizations, but this Friday […]

Nonprofits can map a route to stability

Posted on Sep 19, 2017, by

Registration is available now for a workshop that promises to provide a tool for nonprofits to achieve sustainability to better accomplish their missions. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” is designed for nonprofit staff and board members. It starts  8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center, […]

Annual nonprofit workshop offers strategic tool

Posted on Aug 17, 2017, by

Maps — used properly — lead us to a desired destination. On Oct. 4, area nonprofit leaders will be taught how to use a matrix map to get their organizations to the financial viability they desire. “Pursuing Nonprofit Sustainability: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions” will begin with registration and continental breakfast  at 8 […]

LIFE Study adds minority perspective

Posted on Aug 10, 2017, by

Updates to an in-depth study of the quality of life in the Fox Cities provide a closer look at life here through the eyes of racial and ethnic minorities, poor families and the LGB community. The results show those groups face added challenges. Ten new data charts were added to the 2016 Fox Cities LIFE […]

What’s new about LIFE

Posted on Aug 7, 2017, by

The community asked and we listened. Participants in last year’s Fox Cities LIFE Study Dive-In Day said it would be helpful to see some existing and any new data points presented in ways that more clearly reflect a theme of diversity and inclusion. Exciting news! This Thursday, Aug. 10, check the LIFE Study website to find updates […]