Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.

Together, we flourish.

Appleton, WI   |  http://www.cffoxvalley.org

Mission

We strengthen our community for current and future generations by helping people make a difference in the lives of others.

Our service region includes the following counties in Wisconsin: Outagamie, Calumet, Shawano, Waupaca and northern Winnebago.

Ruling year info

1986

Principal Officer

Curt Detjen

Main address

4455 W. Lawrence Street

Appleton, WI 54914 USA

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EIN

39-1548450

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Discretionary Grant Program

We award grants from charitable funds that people, businesses and organizations establish to benefit their favorite charitable organizations. While a large majority of our annual grants are directed by donors, we also have discretionary grant dollars that are awarded through application processes using grants committees made up of local volunteers. These grants represent about 5% of our total annual grants.

Our board of directors has established these focus areas to guide our discretionary grantmaking:

Community Leadership
Advance projects that address a need important to the quality of life in the Fox Valley Region.

Arts & Culture
Enhances availability of creative experiences through the arts, museums and other cultural opportunities.

Basic Needs and Self-Sufficiency
Supports programs that help people sturggling to be self-sufficient and solutions that move people out
of poverty.

Community Education
Supports high-impact events or programs that inform or create awareness in the community.

Nonprofit Effectiveness
Helps nonprofits plan and implement ways to strengthen their internal workings to serve the community better.

Environmental Sustainability
Addresses environmental challenges with solutions that help the natural environment, are economically feasible
and benefit all segments of the community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Council on Foundations National Standards 2012

Awards

Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications (for 2008 Annual Report) 2009

Council on Foundations

Robert A. Udulutsch Award for outstanding support 2009

LEAVEN

Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation 2007

Association of Fundraising Professionals - NE Wisconsin Chapter

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/29/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Catherine Tierney

Community First Credit Union

Greg Pawlak

RBC Wealth Management

Jim Eagon

UW-Fox Valley

Bill Bohn

Associated Financial Group

Beth Flaherty

Independent Legal Services

David Gross

Secura

James Johnson

Oshkosh Corp.

Susan May

Fox Valley Technical College

Laura Meronk

Godfrey & Kahn

Paul Mueller

retired

Catherine Tierney

Community First Credit Union

Mark Smith

Baker Tilly

Ben Adams

Adams & Woodrow

Omar Atassi

Wisconsin Institute of Urology

Pierce Smith

Menasha Packaging

Peter Mariahazy

MBM

Melanie Miller

Bemis Corp.

Kathi Seifert

Katapult

Kathryn Sieman

SECURA

Jon Stellmacher

Retired-Thrivent

Raquel Strayer

Bonduel School District & Bay Lakes Council Boy Scouts

Stephanie Vrabec

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No