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About Us

Our Mission

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

Since its foundation in 1993, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity has built nearly 175 houses and counting in the Fox Cities, providing a new home for nearly 500 people in the community. 

communityOur mission is straightforward and to the point: to make simple, decent and affordable housing available to those who need it the most. This belief is what drives us in our work with Habitat for Humanity- when families have decent housing they can afford, many of life's other challenges become more manageable. 

In partnership with hundreds of dedicated volunteers and supporters, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is building hope, one house at a time.

Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Our History

checkThe Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1993 by a dedicated group of citizens who were concerned about the lack of affordable housing options in the Fox Cities Area. This core group began hosting meetings in a Menasha church and there has been no looking back since.

The area we serve has significantly increased since we began holding meetings in that church basement. Originally our affiliate served only Neenah and Menasha. We quickly expanded our area to include the entire Appleton metro area in the late 1990's. By the early part of the 2000's we had expanded our service area to include all of Calumet County (including the between the lakes area), all of Outagamie County, Northern Winnebago County, and even areas in Waupaca.

In the first few years of our organization's history, we typically only built one or two houses a year (which is average of most Habitat affiliates). Since that time, we have truly been blessed with the support of wonderful volunteers, gracious donors, and a welcoming community who has really embraced our mission.

We currently build between 12-15 homes a year and are continually looking to grow our efforts. The biggest need we have right now is for financial contributions. The average Habitat home in the Fox Cities costs around $80,000 to build. To further our mission, expand our affiliate and help more local families, please consider donating to Habitat.