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Nelson fund distributes extra $1 million when need is high

Twenty-three nonprofits throughout northeastern Wisconsin got a boost at a time it was most needed from an extra $1 million in grants awarded from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. The additional grants, recommended at a special virtual meeting of the fund’s Advisory […]

New book shares caregivers’ stories

A Not So Lonely Journey is a new resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, thanks to the Aline Zerrenner Dementia-Friendly Fund within the Community Foundation. After Aline Zerrenner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, her husband Walt began caring for her on a nearly full-time basis. But finding resources for help, or even insight, […]

Kiwanis Club benefits from charitable giving plan

Members of Kiwanis provide cookies at “Light Up the Night” (pre-COVID), in conjunction with last year’s annual Appleton Christmas Parade in Appleton. By Jeffrey Walters treasurer, Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club As a donor and treasurer of Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club’s two endowment funds, I’m grateful for the administrative help and investment base provided by the […]

American Cancer Society’s Sole Burner goes virtual; Community Foundation team walks together

The Community Foundation staff is teaming up to safely support the American Cancer Society. This year’s Sole Burner 5K Walk/Run is now a virtual event on or before September 12 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Megan participates in the virtual event with her dogs Peyton and Sissy. What is a “virtual” race? This year’s […]

You know a volunteer to honor

Posted on Jan 25, 2016, by

Candice Zehner taught middle school students about valuing themselves through her “True Beauty” Program. David Bond ran a support group for victims of brain tumors. Sue Kinde earned the nickname “the Mother of the Fox Cities Trail System.” Robert Bertschausen worked hard to make diversity a reason for celebration. The staff at Aerotek has donated […]

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 […]

Marsha’s house before and after

Posted on Sep 23, 2015, by

September 23, 2015 I can’t thank all the volunteers enough for the hard work that they did for me during Rock the Block. My property was the second-biggest project in the program. As I watched all the weeds disappear and the new paint appear on my fence, the rust become a beautiful white railing. My […]