• The Communications Network Survey and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    In 2019, The Communications Network DEI Working Group conducted a survey to gather baseline data on how organizations in our sector are integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into their communications strategy — if at all.  We are following up on the 2019 survey to gauge where our sector has improved, where it’s falling short, and how we can all […]

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  • How Philanthropy Can Help Communities Benefit from the American Rescue Plan Act

    The past year has shed light on numerous flaws across our health, social, and economic systems, as well as our safety net, which is designed to support people in a time of crisis. Congress passed several stimulus packages, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act; Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA); and […]

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  • COVID-19 Response Focus on Adolescent Social and Emotional Health Grant Program

    A new COVID-19 Response funding opportunity from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health will provide up to $1.6 million to support effective and innovative approaches to addressing the social and emotional health of adolescents (ages 10 -21 years). Goal of grant program The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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  • 2020 Education Philanthropy Report: Empowering Possibilities

    To read the report from Ascendium Education Group, click here.

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  • Billionaire Philanthropists John and Laura Arnold to Give at Least 5% of Their Wealth Annually

    Billionaire philanthropists John and Laura Arnold have committed to donating a minimum of 5% of their wealth annually to charity by signing on to the Global Citizen’s “Give While You Live” campaign. While the pledge might not significantly change the course of their charitable giving—they donated more than 8%, or $285 million, of their wealth […]

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  • Darren Walker: The 60 Minutes Interview

    Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, is interviewed on 60 minutes and shares his story and how he is leading the foundation philanthropy under the tenant, Justice begins where inequality ends. Watch the interview here.

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  • $1 Million! Gresham High School Graduates Each Can Get a $3,250 Scholarship

    When the Gresham Scholarship Fund was founded 20 years ago, who would have dreamed a small tight-knit community of 565 very generous souls could grow that fund to $1 million to help their youngest pay for secondary education? These caring, hardworking folks did it, along with help from friends, graduates, the surrounding community and the […]

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  • COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $117,420 IN COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

    [WAUSAU, WI, March 2021] — The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin announced that nine charitable causes have received Community Enhancement Grants totaling $117,420 in the first quarter of 2021.  Community Enhancement Grants address the tangible needs of nonprofit organizations and new initiatives that create a vibrant and livable community for all. These grants provide […]

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  • A BLUEPRINT FOR PHILANTHROPIC CENSUS ENGAGEMENT

    The census doesn’t end when the counting stops. 2020 Census work is ongoing and 2030 planning is well underway. If we want the Census Bureau to better center equity in the development of policies and operations, we must leverage philanthropy’s collective voice throughout the decade. If we want the Bureau to better center historically undercounted […]

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  • Brewers partner with AmFam to help ‘Fearless Dreamers’ in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE – A new baseball season kicks off with new opportunities for area students as the Milwaukee Brewers and American Family Insurance just launched a new initiative. The investment helps remove barriers for those trying to make a break-through.  As each crack of the bat reinforces a player’s dreams, the Milwaukee Brewers encourage students to knock theirs out of the park.  […]

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