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A Legacy and Life Well Lived

Mary Lamers Grist passed away in August. She was part of the Community Foundation’s Himebaugh Legacy Circle, recognizing those who have made future plans for their favorite charitable causes through a bequest or similar deferred gift to the Foundation. For 91 years, Mary Lamers Grist poured her love for making an impact into the Fox […]

$204,157 from COVID Fund Provides Critical Support to 15 More Nonprofits

The F.R.E.S.H. Project at the Shawano County Farmer’s Market. Large sections of Shawano County are “food deserts,” areas with low household incomes and limited access to food. A grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund will help the nonprofit establish a new food pantry. Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund […]

Grant helps atlas that’s for the birds

Posted on Aug 29, 2019, by

If you need to know how many cardinals are in your neighborhood and whether their population is rising or crashing, there’s a book that can help you. The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas – researched and published every five years – uses informed volunteers to track the mix of birds across the state and how the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waupaca Eco Park brings together students, businesses, community

Posted on Sep 12, 2016, by

Despite threatening weather, the community turned out the morning of Sept. 10 to dedicate Waupaca’s new Eco-Park — a partnership including CAP Services, the City of Waupaca, the Waupaca Foundry and other businesses, with funding from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership and Environmental Sustainability Fund at the Community Foundation and the Waupaca Area Community Foundation. The Basic […]