Community Impact Grants awarded to local nonprofits - October 18 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- More than $61,000 was granted to area nonprofits during the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and the first quarter of current fiscal year by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation through its Community Impact Grant program.

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First quarter Community Impact Grants were awarded in September to four nonprofits for a total of $30,750. Fourth quarter grants awarded over the summer went to six nonprofits for a total of $30,600.

The following programs received grant funding:

Quarter 1 (Fiscal Year 2012)
    Day by Day Warming Shelter Inc., $15,000
    Grant provides start-up funds for opening of shelter in Oshkosh.
    ADVOCAP, Inc., $10,000
    For development of a self-sufficiency program that tracks clients' progress.
    Fox Valley Technical College, $5,000
    For scholarships to low-income, dislocated workers in Winnebago and Waushara counties.
    Elizabeth Batchelder Davis Children's Home, $750
    For early childhood educators in the Oshkosh area to receive training on identifying and preventing child abuse.

Quarter 4 (Fiscal Year 2011)
    Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, $5,000
    To support activities that teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness skills in Oshkosh classrooms.
    Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, $7,500
    To support the Transportation for Club Kids Program, which bring children most at risk to and from the club.
    Rawhide, Inc., $5,000
    For the Fox Cities Youth and Family Counseling Initiative for economically disadvantaged youth and their families.
    Village of Winneconne, $2,500
    For the Village of Winneconne to finish its Urban Forestry Management Plan and establish a tree planting program.
    Cerebral Palsy of Mideast Wisconsin, Inc., $5,000
    To support the Out of Home Respite and After School program for children and adults with disabilities.
    Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, $5,600
    For the Youth Advocacy for Teen Boys Project, which aims to prevent boys from continuing abuse into their adult relationships.

Community Impact Grants are awarded each quarter to local nonprofits and programs that help strengthen our communities or address emerging needs. For more information, contact Program Director Cheryl Fowler at 920-426-3993 or email Cheryl@OshkoshAreaCF.org.

Only 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are eligible to receive Community Foundation grants. Individuals in need of services should call United Way 2-1-1 for information and referral.

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization created by and for the people of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County and Ripon. Through charitable giving, the Community Foundation strives to make our communities thrive. For more information, please call 920-426-3993.


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