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Report to the Community

Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020

Flourishing in Crisis

A donor with the Community Foundation gave more than $170,000 to Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital and ThedaCare to help purchase much-needed ventilators. More

The fiscal year that concluded in June 2020 was one of the most disruptive in memory for the Community Foundation. It was also a year for which we are most proud of our donors, nonprofit partners, board and staff.

Emergence of the global pandemic in early 2020 changed the world. It has proved a tremendous, ongoing challenge, but it also ushered in a time where people and organizations showed their best selves. Your Community Foundation helped our region support organizations serving those most affected and in need of help through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

Delivery of our mission has continued thanks to a skilled staff and wise board of directors and a progressive community of caring, generous investors in solutions. You can download a PDF or click on our digital Report to the Community to see the stories making a difference in the Fox Valley Region:

Overall, grantmaking increased by 26% in the 4th quarter of fiscal year 2020 from fiscal year 2019.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, fiscal 2020 brought another incredible year in grants awarded, taking the all-time total for grants to $356.9 million!

We awarded $30.5 million in grants, including $1.24 million from more than 200 scholarship funds awarded to 434 students from 60 high schools.

The grants cover the full range of charitable causes in the community, including  grants for projects in the areas of human services, community improvement, education and scholarships, health care, environmental and arts and culture.

Check out the full details in our 2020 Report to the Community!
Note: Our Fiscal Year period runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. See our Fiscal 2019-2020 Audited financial statements

Grant Recipients

See an alphabetical list of our 1,309 nonprofit organizations to whom grants were awarded during the past fiscal year

Charitable Funds

View the Fox Valley Charitable Funds list

Our Regional Affiliates’ Charitable funds:






Agency Funds

Copies of our IRS Form 990/990-T are available in our office or online at