Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity

Transforming Communities. Improving Lives.

aka Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity   |   Menasha, WI   |  www.foxcitieshabitat.org

Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Ruling year info

1987

President & CEO

Mr. John Weyenberg

Chief Operating Officer

Amy Ristow

Main address

921 Midway Rd

Menasha, WI 54952 USA

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Formerly known as

Neenah-Menasha Habitat for Humanity

EIN

39-1742974

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Christian (X20)

Thrift Shops (P29)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Habitat for Humanity knows that a decent, affordable place to live can create a situation where homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability. Families are considered cost-burdened when they pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing. That cost burden makes it difficult to afford necessities such as food, transportation, education and medical care. Affordable home ownership provides stability and builds equity for families, helping them rise out of poverty. In Wisconsin, one in 10 households spend half or more of their income on housing.

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?

Almost Home Program

The Almost Home program provides case management and holistic support for families working toward home ownership and Habitat homeowners at risk of becoming delinquent on their mortgages. Individual and family needs are assessed to establish financial, vocational, educational and other goals. Almost Home helps participants monitor their progress and guides them to resources to help them meet their goals.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Prospective Habitat homebuyers must demonstrate a need for safe, decent and affordable housing, be able and willing to pay for an affordable mortgage, and be willing to partner with Habitat by investing "sweat equity" into their home. In addition to working side-by-side with volunteers through the construction of their homes, partner families complete courses in financial literacy, home maintenance, how to be a good neighbor, and a wide range of other courses to set the um to be successful homeowners.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

The Home Repair program provides reputable and affordable home repair solutions to low-income homeowners so that the family's health, safety and well0being is enhanced. These services may also alleviate serious safety risks and code violations.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Proudly owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity, Habitat ReStores provide funding to the Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity mission, offer affordable home improvement items to the general public, and diver waste from landfills.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Focused efforts on targeted vulnerable neighborhoods to improve the quality of life for all residents through home improvement projects, improved public spaces and active resident engagement.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of Distinction 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Almost Home Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of families working with our Almost Home program who are living in our transitional rental properties. The number represents the total number of people living in the rental units.

Number of people no longer living in unaffordable, overcrowded housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Homebuyer Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This represents the people served through our homebuyer program - those who have purchased new or rehabbed homes at a 0% interest mortgage thorug us.

Number of personal development plans in place

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Almost Home Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the clients being served through our Almost Home program.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Rock the Block/Neighborhood Revitalization

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents the children served through our Homebuyer, Home Repair and Rock the Block programs.

Number of houses built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Homebuyer Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This represents homes newly constructed or rehabbed as part of our homebuyer program.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Habitat's 2019 - 2021 goals include:
Over this three year period, Fox Cities Habitat will:
SERVE over 2,000 people through our housing solutions.
ENGAGE over 10,000 people through volunteer and financial support.
IMPACT over 250,000 people through housing solutions, donor and volunteer engagement, ReStore retail and donation centers, and neighborhood revitalization programs.

Our strategies include:

(1) Expanding our range of housing solutions by:
providing housing solutions to maintain neighborhoods; enhancing education opportunities; researching and identifying opportunities to expand the Almost Home Rental program; and exploring opportunities to serve those about our income guidelines but are unable to qualify for a conventional mortgage.

(2) Transforming neighborhoods by:
increasing the number of communities served; collaboratively expanding services offered to Rock the Block communities; exploring opportunities to include internal repairs during Rock the Block; and identifying ways to provide services to Rock the Block communities previously served.

Our leadership and staff are experienced with long tenure with the organization. Many of the leadership team serve in leadership roles with other organizations and coalitions locally, regionally and nationally.

We live in a very philanthropic and vibrant community who provides significant financial and volunteer support.

After completing our second year of the current strategic plan, we have served 1,404 people (70% of our three-year goal); engaged 5,319 people (53% of our three-year goal) and impacted 129,908 people (52% of our three-year goal). Due to the pandemic, our ability to serve, engage and impact people had been greatly diminished, impacting our accomplishments for the second half of the second year of our plan.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Through our homebuyer program, we serve people who are between 30 - 60% of the County Median Income. For our home repair programs, we serve those between 0 - 80% of the County Median Income. For our Almost Home program, we serve those interested in becoming homebuyers, and Habitat homeowners at risk of delinquency. Our ReStores serve the entire community, by providing affordable home improvement and building materials, and providing a resource to divert usable materials from our local landfills.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We serve many people from diverse cultures, some that aren't familiar with the tax system, the banking system, the need to save government paperwork, etc. Based on their feedback, we've learned that we need to provide extra education and support to help them through the homebuyer education process.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Through our Rock the Block program, we work with vulnerable neighborhoods, bringing residents, businesses and community partners together to improve the quality of life in those neighborhoods. We ask the residents what they need, what assets exist in their neighborhood and who their neighborhood leaders are. By listening to them and adapting our services to meet their specific needs, the residents have become more engaged, more vested and more receptive to the programs that we bring to their neighborhoods.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jackie Weber

Retired - Thrivent

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Dennis Episcopo

Appleton Alliance Church

Term: 2020 - 2022

Mike Kalinowski

Kimberly Clark Corporation

Mike Weller

Miller Electric

Amy Sabourin

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Kathi Seifert

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Mark Loper

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Charlie Goff

NEW Capital Management

Luke Benrud

Dura-Fibre, LLC

Rayon Brown

Fox Valley Technical College

Coreen Dicus-Johnson

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TJ Minnehan

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Rob Underhill

Kimberly Clark Corporation

Dave Van Lieshout

Van Lieshout Law Office

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/03/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data