• Northwestern Mutual’s first-of-its-kind art exhibit, Giving Gallery: Community in Process

    When it came time to celebrate the Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s 25th anniversary, the company decided to honor the milestone a little differently – with a first-of-its-kind art exhibit inside its new Tower and Commons. Comprised of 26 pieces, Giving Gallery: Community in Process is open to the public at no cost. Each piece was created by […]

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  • Staff matters: August will bring changes

    By Curt Detjen President and CEO I have some important Community Foundation staff and strategic direction updates to share with you. Marti Hemwall Marti Hemwall, Vice President Community Engagement, has announced her retirement date of July 31, 2018, after working more than 10 years at the Community Foundation. We greatly appreciate Marti’s years of dedicated leadership […]

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    Great Lakes given the Spirit of St. Francis Award: University Supporter

    Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Spirit of St. Francis Award: University Supporter – Strategy of funding student success programs has had a tremendous impact on Stritch students for over 8 years – Provided the grant funds that launched the LDRS Learning Community and the Career Ready Internship Program: the first truly intentional approach for helping […]

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  • Herb Kohl Philanthropies again funds Wisconsin teachers’ projects

    Milwaukee Business Journal By Rich Kirchen, Senior Report, Milwaukee Business Journal   Milwaukee businessman and philanthropist Herb Kohl on Monday disclosed another sizable gift to Wisconsin teachers to fund projects and educational programs in their classrooms — and announced a matching-grant offer to support social-emotional learning projects. Kohl posted a “You just got funded” message […]

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  • Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay awards $57,000 to local nonprofits working to empower women and inspire girls

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, has awarded eight grants, totaling more than $57,000 to local nonprofit programs. The Women’s Fund endowment provides grants local nonprofit organizations that offer programs and services supporting leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls.  […]

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  • Kohl’s gives $500,000 to area nonprofits

      According to a BizTimes article by Lauren Anderson, “Grants will support poverty, safety and education initiatives in Milwaukee area Kohl’s Corp. is giving $500,000 in grants to 28 area nonprofit organizations as part of its new Hometown Giving Program, the company announced today. The Menomonee Falls-based retailer said the grant funding, generated by its […]

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  • Community Foundation’s $26.8 million in grants sets new record

    APPLETON, Wis – It has been a generous time for charitable giving in the area, with the Community Foundation for Fox Valley Region reporting it awarded a record $26.8 million in grants to charitable organizations in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. The grants – which come from 1,490 permanent endowments and other […]

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  • Thousands to participate in Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s On the Table forum

    From BizTimes Article: More than 5,000 people across southeastern Wisconsin are expected to participate in a regionwide forum on Oct. 17 aimed at creating a conversation around improving the quality of life in the area. Community leaders gathered on the roof of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee to announce the launch of On the Table The Greater Milwaukee […]

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  • Eau Claire Community Foundation Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

    Article from the Leader-Telegram Eau Claire foundation a growing asset to community. by Lauren French After 20 years, coffers have swelled to more than $20M. In spring 2007, Kim Bodeau of Eau Claire faced a scenario every parent dreads. Her son, David, died unexpectedly. He was 19 years old. In the wake of his death, […]

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  • Greater Green Bay Community Foundation announces partnership with Green Bay Packers Foundation for community-wide giving day: Give BIG Green Bay

    Green Bay, WI – July 27, 2017 – Beginning at noon on February 27, 2018, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation will host the first community-wide, 24-hour giving day in Brown County: Give BIG Green Bay. This event will highlight and support local nonprofits working to strengthen our community. A $250,000 grant from the Green […]

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