First 5 Fox Valley knows the importance of engaging community partners in large scale collaborative and sustainable ventures.
Working to avoid silos and align parallel work, First 5 Fox Valley shares evidence-based practice and data and seeks every opportunity to understand and address gaps in services ensuring that children in the tri-county area are safe, healthy, and able to reach their full potential. It became evident that the community needed a model that could provide a system of connectedness to services with a lens on equity, access, solution, and impact. Help Me Grow -Fox Valley was developed.
First Five Fox Valley convened a community visioning summit in 2019, bringing together a unique set of collaborators and decision-makers engaged as equal partners in advancing early childhood. At the summit, relationships were forged. A new name was coined and the First 5 Fox Valley mission statement: To cultivate a community that empowers and supports every family to build a solid foundation for children in their first five years, was established. The First 5 Fox Valley cross-sector collaborative is organized with key partners representing: families, school districts, health care, colleges and universities, employers, philanthropy, faith and service organizations, libraries and the YMCA, United Way, and Rotary International across Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago counties.
2021 Funding Partners
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
US Venture Fund – Schmidt Family Foundation Inc.
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
Community Health Action Team (CHAT)
Appleton Breakfast Rotary Club Endowment
2021 Collaborative Partners
Building for Kids Children’s Museum
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Child Care Resource & Referral
Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
44º North Advertising and Design
Wisconsin Partners – Stronger Together
Community Early Learning Center of the Fox Valley
Early Intervention Program of Outagamie and Winnebago Counties
Public Health – Outagamie County
Public Health – Calumet County
Public Health – Winnebago County
Greater Fox Valley Regional Alliance