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New documentary series showcases Waupaca County’s Trauma Informed Care model

Tonight Wisconsin Public Television kicks off its new documentary, Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories, on PBS stations. The network received a $1,300 Spark Grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation and a $3,000 grant from the Waupaca Area Community Foundation Fund to host Connected Communities: Fostering Deeper Understanding of Trauma Informed Care, […]

At-risk boys do an About Face at Rawhide

Posted on Nov 1, 2018, by

With all the negative news we hear every day, you may wonder if anything positive can be done to improve the lives of young people who’ve made poor decisions. The answer is yes! In New London, Rawhide is changing the minds and hearts of thousands of at-risk boys. The nonprofit has been devoted to working […]

New Waupaca grant helps prevent suicide

Posted on Oct 4, 2018, by

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds globally. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate a jump in the badger state’s suicide rate of more than 25 percent over the past two decades. The Waupaca Area Community Foundation recently awarded its first-ever Community Enhancement Grant to the Center for […]

Catalpa and partners bring healing to Waupaca’s youth

Posted on Dec 20, 2017, by

Lindsay Fenlon of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Maren Peterson of NAMI and Lisa Kogan-Praska of Catalpa celebrate the ribbon-cutting. Watch it on the Waupaca Information Network. A boost to the mental health of Waupaca’s youth announced its arrival Tuesday with the grand opening of offices in the Waupaca Woods shopping center for the Appleton-based counseling […]

$75,260 in grants help nonprofits serving Waupaca County

Posted on Oct 9, 2017, by

The Waupaca Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, awarded $75,260 in grants to local nonprofit organizations working in the arts, education, health care and services for youth to improve the quality of life in Waupaca County. The grants were awarded from the WACF’s Waupaca Area Community Foundation […]

Letters make the numbers worthwhile

Posted on Jul 13, 2017, by

The Community Foundation has topped $1 million in scholarships awarded for the second year in a row. But it is letters, not numbers, that tell the real story here. The letters are from many of the 330 students that were awarded $1.06 million in scholarships supported by our donors. The assistance came from 156 charitable funds established […]

Volunteers help families claim refunds

Posted on Apr 4, 2017, by

A free tax preparation service for low- and moderate-income tax filers in Waupaca County is running well ahead of last year’s totals for people served and is putting substantial refund dollars in the hands of its clients. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offered by CAP Services and supported by a $5,000 grant from the […]

Teens’ work featured at Wildwood Film Festival

Posted on Mar 7, 2017, by

A film produced by local teens about confronting the crisis in the use of heroin and other opiates will be one of the highlights of the Wildwood Film Festival, this Saturday, March 11, at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The short film Heroes Rising will be presented at 1-2:15 p.m. in the Kimberly-Clark Theater. Tickets […]

Waupaca area benefits from $44,800 in grants

Posted on Oct 5, 2016, by

The Waupaca Area Community Foundation awarded $44,800 in grants to local nonprofit organizations at its annual Celebration of Giving Tuesday, Oct. 4. The grant money, awarded through the Waupaca Area Community Fund, comes from the WACF’s annual gala and other contributions. These grants were awarded: CAP Services – General operating support to Ministry Dental Center for dental care and […]