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  Foundation report shines light on power of philanthropy - October 17 2014

$5.3 million in distributions, second consecutive year of significant asset growth

OSHKOSH, WI - Through its 2014 (fiscal year) annual report, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation aims to show how the efforts of many individuals and organizations pooling resources make our community stronger. (Read More)

 
  O4E to highlight community partnerships in education report - September 24 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - In its annual report to the community next week, Oshkosh4Education will shine the light on ways in which a deeper level of community engagement has made a difference for students in public schools. (Read More)

 
  Winneconne Area Community Foundation ready for first grants - August 29 2014

Nonprofits invited to apply, learn about process at Sept. 9 workshop

WINNECONNE, Wis. - On the heels of its successful community fundraising campaign, the Winneconne Area Community Foundation (WACF) is ready to give back for the first time through two competitive grant programs. (Read More)

 
  Foundations help our communities thrive - August 26 2014

Tax reform legislation will affect important work done through charitable contributions
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  Foundation team grows to include Director of Finance - August 22 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - A desire to do good for the community brought Jennifer Sheahan from the corporate sector to a position with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  United Fund awards $20,000 in grants to local charitable causes - August 21 2014

Support for emergency medical services, equipment is helping to save lives, director says
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  Oshkosh Police Department to unveil new command unit - July 10 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - It's big, it's bold and it will be hard to miss as it rolls through town. Oshkosh Police Chief Scott Greuel wants the department's new Command and Community Outreach Vehicle (CCOV) to be noticed as it is put into service this weekend. (Read More)

 
  Education panel reports on progress in Oshkosh public schools - July 9 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - The watch dog panel of the community-wide visioning project Oshkosh4Education released a report last month noting significant progress on strategic plan goals in the city's public schools. (Read More)

 
  Report predicts Wealth Transfer of $17.25 billion from 2011-2060 - July 1 2014

Foundation seeks to create awareness, support for nonprofits

OSHKOSH, WI - Charities in the Oshkosh area have the potential to gain billions of dollars in donations, according to a new study on the amount of wealth that will be passed between the generations. (Read More)

 
  Foundation awards $144,900 in scholarships to high school graduates - June 24 2014

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded 128 scholarships totaling $144,900 to graduating high school seniors. (Read More)

 
  Grant helps hospice care patients fulfill dreams - June 24 2014

Ladies Benevolent Society awards more than $32,000 to 12 local nonprofits
OSHKOSH, WI - Adults in hospice care are now able to experience a lifelong goal, or see a wish granted as part of a new program in Oshkosh. (Read More)

 
  Neenah High School students awarded $70,000 in scholarships - June 20 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - The Neenah Joint School District awarded a total of $70,000 in scholarships to 57 Neenah High School seniors during a ceremony May 21, 2014, at Pickard Auditorium on the campus of Neenah High School. (Read More)

 
  Foundation awards Omro students $41,870 in scholarships - June 16 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $41,870 in scholarships to 38 Omro High School graduates. (Read More)

 
  Winneconne Area Education Foundation awards $12,250 in scholarships - June 9 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - The Winneconne Area Education Foundation awarded a total of $12,250 in scholarships to 16 Winneconne High School seniors during a ceremony on May 21. (Read More)

 
  Foundation awards $66,500 to nonprofits for youth programs - April 17 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded more than $66,500 in grants this spring to local nonprofits that offer year-round and summer opportunities to benefit youth. (Read More)

 
  United Fund invites nonprofits to apply for grants - April 15 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. - The Green Lake County Area United Fund invites nonprofit organizations to apply for grant funding in 2014. (Read More)

 
  Salter named Development and Communication Assistant - April 11 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - Kate Salter has joined the staff of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation as its new Development and Communications Assistant. (Read More)

 
  Green Lake Foundation awards largest grant ever - April 11 2014

Basic Needs Funds supports expansion of Help At Home services in county

Green Lake, Wis. -- The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation hit a milestone in March when it awarded the largest grant in its 14-year history. The Board of Directors approved a $40,070 grant to Oshkosh-based nonprofit Clarity Care to launch its Help At Home program in Green Lake County. (Read More)

 
  Larry Behlen Column: Grant a sign of the future for Foundation - April 11 2014

By Larry Behlen
President, Board of Directors
Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation
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  Celebrate Education to recognize community’s educators, volunteers - March 28 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - More than $40,000 in grants will be awarded to educators from public and private schools in Oshkosh during Celebrate Education, an evening that recognizes and honors educators, administrators and volunteers who enrich the lives of students in our community. (Read More)

 
  Women’s Fund seeks solutions to isolation with first-of-its-kind JAM event - March 19 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. ? The Women's Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is hosting a Community JAM session, a first-of-its-kind experience in Oshkosh aimed at finding solutions to end isolation and its devastating effects in our community. (Read More)

 
  Foundation helping to raise funds for $300,000 for OPD Mobile Command Unit - February 24 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Police Department is seeking help to purchase a mobile command unit that officials say would improve public safety and communications in the city. (Read More)

 
  Community leaders to explore Fox Valley’s ‘wicked problems’ - January 8 2014

OSHKOSH, WI - Community leaders from throughout the Fox Valley area are coming together to explore innovative approaches and initiatives that are working in the battle to solve "wicked problems" - large, complex and systemic issues such as poverty, homelessness, sustainability and health and wellness. (Read More)

 
  Foundation invites nonprofits to apply for youth grants - December 27 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - Nonprofit organizations that create opportunities for children and support youth development are invited to submit applications for youth program and campership grants from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Tips, deadlines for year-end giving - November 25 2013

To receive a tax deduction for 2013, please keep the following dates in mind as you consider gifts to support charitable causes through the Community Foundation: (Read More)

 
  Foundation reports growth of $12M, $4.8M in grants - November 18 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation released its annual report this month showing significant growth in assets of $12 million to a total $88 million. (Read More)

 
  New Community Foundation to benefit Winneconne area - November 1 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- A new way to support and improve the community has arrived in the Winneconne area with the creation of the Winneconne Area Community Foundation (WACF). (Read More)

 
  Green Lake Basic Needs Fund seeking grant applications - October 9 2013

Oshkosh, Wis. - Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants from the Green Lake Basic Needs Fund of the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Grants support fresh approaches to complex social issues - September 17 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- Imagine someone who has battled alcohol or drug addiction for years. They take steps to get sober by spending a month at an in-patient treatment facility. Released back into the real world, the patient realizes he will have to change almost everything about his previous life as an addict to stay clean. The odds may seem insurmountable. (Read More)

 
  Oshkosh4Education plans annual report to community - September 16 2013

Event introduces new watchdog panel, outlines progress on OASD Strategic Plan

OSHKOSH, WI -- Oshkosh4Education, the communitywide visioning project focused on the city's public schools, got its start in January and already has a report to share with the community. (Read More)

 
  Green Lake, Ripon nonprofits can apply for grants - September 13 2013

Oshkosh, Wis. - The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation and the Ripon Fund are accepting grant applications from charitable organizations in Green Lake County and the Ripon area. (Read More)

 
  Public access AED stolen from Oshkosh Fugleberg boat launch - August 21 2013

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- One of nine public access AEDs purchased through community donations was stolen last week, authorities report. (Read More)

 
  Green Lake County Area United Fund awards $30,000 in grants to 19 programs - August 13 2013

Wisconsin Bookworms among those supported in Green Lake County

BERLIN, Wis. - Preschoolers in Green Lake County are benefitting from interactive storytime thanks to a unique one-on-one reading program. (Read More)

 
  New mentoring program carves a path out of poverty for youth - August 7 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- As a young girl, Amanda Schulz understood this about money: Her family didn't have much of it. She grew up in poverty. She was fortunate to recognize opportunities to move herself onto a better path in life - a statistically unusual thing for a poor child to do. (Read More)

 
  85-cent pool admission in celebration of Foundation’s 85th year - August 6 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - In honor of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation's 85th anniversary, a celebratory community day at Pollock Community Water Park will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation awards $126,500 in scholarships - June 13 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded 115 scholarships totaling $126,500 to graduating seniors this spring. (Read More)

 
  Education Foundation of Ripon awards scholarships to 17 students - June 12 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Education Foundation of Ripon awarded a total of $13,400 in scholarships to 17 Ripon High School seniors this spring. (Read More)

 
  Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation awards 30 Omro students - June 12 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $38,720 in scholarships to 30 Omro High School seniors. (Read More)

 
  Neenah students awarded $57,000 in scholarships - June 12 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded a total of $57,000 in scholarships to 40 Neenah High School seniors. (Read More)

 
  Menominee Park Zoo to unveil new otter exhibit - June 10 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - They're sleek, dark brown and about the size of a Dachshund. Their natural habitat is along the shores of Wisconsin's rivers, streams, marshes and lakes. They're river otters, and you'd be fortunate to see one in the wild as they're clever creatures of secrecy. (Read More)

 
  Public access AEDs to be installed in Oshkosh this week - June 5 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- The installation of public access AEDs throughout Oshkosh this week couldn't come at a better time as summer recreation and tourism events kick into full swing. (Read More)

 
  Foundation awards scholarships to Winneconne students - May 17 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - The Winneconne Area Education Foundation awarded a total of $9,250 in scholarships to 13 Winneconne High School seniors during a ceremony on May 15. (Read More)

 
  Community invited to attend Oshkosh4Education breakfast - May 17 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - The community is encouraged to attend an event to learn about goals and future plans for Oshkosh public schools as part of the Oshkosh4Education movement. (Read More)

 
  Oshkosh Area Community Foundation names new president - May 16 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Board of Directors announced Thursday, May 16, 2013, that it has hired Diane Abraham as its new president and chief executive officer. Abraham will replace Eileen Connolly-Keesler, who resigned the post in November 2012 after a 13-year tenure. (Read More)

 
  Ladies Benevolent Society awards more than $34,000 in grants - May 7 2013

Friend to Friend program at Oshkosh Seniors Center among recipients

OSHKOSH, WI - A new program at the Oshkosh Seniors Center that aims to decrease the loneliness and isolation felt by many people in the community was one of 12 that got a boost thanks to grants from the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocates for Older Adults. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation grant helps school food drive go farther - May 3 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- About 20 students from ALPs Charter School delivered nearly a half-ton of help to Father Carr's Place 2B on Wednesday after a successful food drive that rallied the support of students at Merrill Middle and Elementary schools. (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits can apply for arts grants from Community Foundation - May 1 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- What would summer be without an art fair or concert to attend? Nonprofits can apply for funding for these cultural activities from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits can apply for Green Lake County Area United Fund grants - April 19 2013

Oshkosh, Wis. - Green Lake County Area United Fund invites nonprofits to apply for grants that support essential programs and services locally. (Read More)

 
  Sgt. Andrew Wallace fund awards grants to Ripon schools - April 18 2013

RIPON, WI - Two education programs will receive funding this spring thanks to grants from the Sgt. Andrew Wallace Donor Advised Fund. (Read More)

 
  Winneconne senior center gets boost from grant - April 17 2013

Community Foundation awards more than $65,000 to community programs

OSHKOSH, WI - The Senior Activity Center scheduled to open July 1 at Highlands at River Crossing in Winneconne will provide opportunities for senior citizens in the area to be active, socialize and learn new things. (Read More)

 
  Time to nominate extraordinary community volunteers - April 3 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - There are many extraordinary people, organizations and businesses who give tirelessly to make the Oshkosh area a great place to live, work and play. It's time to give credit where credit is due! (Read More)

 
  Results from Oshkosh4Education forums, survey are in - March 28 2013

Community education project enters strategy phase with school district

OSHKOSH, WI -- The community-wide education visioning project Oshkosh4Education has reached a milestone in its progress. Community input from listening sessions and an online survey have been gathered and delivered to the Oshkosh Area School District for use in long-term strategic planning. (Read More)

 
  Peer Buddies builds connections for disabled students - March 21 2013

Merrill Middle School program to be featured at Celebrate Education event
OSHKOSH, WI -- Naja is a special education student at Merrill Middle School who really loves to dance. (Read More)

 
  Community invited to honor Oshkosh educators at Celebrate Education - March 21 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation invites the community to join a celebration of innovation in the classroom during Celebrate Education 2013. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation grant boosts school technology project - March 14 2013

Kiwanis Autism Project aims to equip Green Lake area students with iPads

GREEN LAKE, Wis. -- Students in the Ripon Area School District are benefitting like never before from iPad technology, and several more students in the region soon will, too, thanks to a project funded in part by a grant from the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits can apply for grants from Green Lake Basic Needs Fund - March 1 2013

Green Lake, Wis. - The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation welcomes nonprofits to apply for grants from the Green Lake Basic Needs Fund. (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits urged to apply for grants that tackle local poverty issues - February 20 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation encourages nonprofit organizations to apply for grants from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation hits milestone 85-year anniversary - February 14 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - Valentine's Day marks an important milestone for the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation: 85 years since its founding. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation taps Milwaukee-based firm to lead CEO search - February 4 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - In the process to identify its new President and Chief Executive Officer, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Board of Directors has retained the services of Spano Pratt Executive Search. (Read More)

 
  New online search tool just in time to meet scholarship deadlines - February 1 2013

Go to FoxRiverScholarshipCenter.org for information about how to find a scholarship and how to fund a scholarship. (Read More)

 
  Gardening project aims to build neighborhood connections - January 24 2013

Community Foundation awards more than $37,000 in grants to community programs

OSHKOSH, WI -- A greener, healthier Oshkosh is on the way. (Read More)

 
  Teachers urged to apply for Celebrate Education grants - January 8 2013

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation welcomes teachers to apply for Celebrate Education grants. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation continues its search for new leader - December 27 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is in the process of hiring a search firm to assist with the hiring of its new president and chief executive officer. (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits urged to apply for grants to fund youth programs - December 21 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation invites nonprofits to apply for grants to support youth programs and camp experiences. (Read More)

 
  Oshkosh4Education sets event to kick off visioning project - December 18 2012

Here is your opportunity to guide our schools future -- Oshkosh4Education needs your vision for our community! (Read More)

 
  Amy Putzer named Director of Programs for Community Foundation - November 29 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - Amy Putzer has been named Director of Programs for the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits encouraged to apply for elderly grants - November 29 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - Nonprofit organizations that serve the needs of the older population are invited to apply for grants from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Ripon, Green Lake County nonprofits invited to apply for grants - October 30 2012

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from charitable groups in Green Lake County and the Ripon area. (Read More)

 
  Connolly-Keesler to resign after 13 years at Community Foundation - October 22 2012

If you would like to honor Eileen Connolly-Keesler's tenure at the Community Foundation, please consider a gift in her name to the (Read More)

 
  Campaign brings life-saving AEDs to Oshkosh’s public spaces - October 3 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - Oshkosh, known as Wisconsin's Event City, is getting a whole lot safer with the installation of public access AEDs, or automatic external defibrillators. (Read More)

 
  Nutcrackers on the Town statues to be displayed and auctioned - August 23 2012

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The community arts project Nutcrackers on the Town will soon be back on the town with the exhibit and auction of 48 life-size art pieces. (Read More)

 
  Green Lake County Area United Fund awards $19,000 in grants - July 16 2012

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The Green Lake County Area United Fund has awarded $19,000 in grants to charitable organizations that serve residents in the region. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation awards $270,975 in grants for basic needs - July 13 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation continues its efforts to combat poverty with grants totaling $270,975 to projects and programs in Winnebago, Green Lake and Waushara Counties. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation awards $189,270 in scholarships - June 28 2012

OSHKOSH, WI — The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded 179 scholarships totaling $189,270 to graduating seniors this spring, a more than $85,000 increase from the previous year. In 2011, the Foundation awarded 102 scholarships totaling $102,000. (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits invited to attend grant workshop - June 22 2012

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation will host a workshop for charitable groups interested applying for Community Impact Grants. (Read More)

 
  More than $64,000 in grants support local youth programs - May 14 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - Surviving summer break without hearing a chorus of "I'm bored. There's nothing to do," from a teenager may seem unavoidable to many parents. (Read More)

 
  Grant supports suicide intervention outreach in Oshkosh - May 11 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - A $5,000 grant from the J. J. Keller Foundation Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation will allow Community for Hope to address an urgent need to support children, teachers and families on the heels of the suicide deaths of two students who attended Merrill Middle School. (Read More)

 
  Foundation offers free trees to selected Oshkosh property owners - April 4 2012

OSHKOSH, WI -- About 400 property owners in Oshkosh will soon receive a letter from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation with an offer for something that will boost the curb appeal of their homes and make the community more beautiful. And it won't cost them a dime. (Read More)

 
  2012 Green Lake, Ripon grant recipients announced - April 3 2012

Community Foundation gives boost to Green Team Outings, among other local programs

GREEN LAKE, Wis. -- A biting winter wind couldn't stop the pursuit of the sweet taste of maple syrup during a Green Team Outing last month near Green Lake. (Read More)

 
  New law removes barriers for school, library fund management - March 30 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is looking forward to strengthening its partnerships with area schools and libraries now that proposed legislation allowing those institutions more latitude with monetary donations has been officially signed into law. (Read More)

 
  Funding available for local arts programs, projects - March 28 2012

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation urges nonprofits that provide arts-related programming or activities to apply for grants. (Read More)

 
  Grants available to nonprofits serving basic needs in Green Lake County - March 21 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to submit proposals for grants from the Green Lake Basic Needs Fund. (Read More)

 
  Community invited to honor Oshkosh educators at Celebrate Education - March 14 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation invites the community to join a celebration of innovation in the classroom during Celebrate Education 2012. (Read More)

 
  More than $79,000 in grants awarded to community programs - March 6 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded nine grants totaling more than $79,000 that benefit disabled residents, children, the poor, elderly and battered women. (Read More)

 
  Contents of City Center Hotel going to Habitat ReStores - March 1 2012

Downtown Oshkosh's City Center Hotel is being renovated by community partners thanks to persistence by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation to facilitate discussions about the sale and revitalization of the landmark building. Before the work can begin, the old furnishing must be emptied out. (Read More)

 
  Downtown Oshkosh hotel officially under new ownership - February 14 2012

Foundation helps facilitate reenergized plan to revitalize Oshkosh's waterfront City Center Hotel in the heart of downtown (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits can apply for grants to address poverty, basic needs - February 13 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation encourages nonprofit organizations to apply for grants from the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs. (Read More)

 
  Local nonprofits awarded crime prevention grants - February 13 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded grants to two programs focused on safety in the community. (Read More)

 
  Final phase of Taking Root project focuses on city’s entry points - January 25 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The third and final phase of Oshkosh's acclaimed Taking Root beautification project is aimed at making a "green" first impression on visitors who enter the city from the five highway exits into the city from U.S. 41. (Read More)

 
  Foundation seeks community support for Mobile Dental Clinic - January 19 2012

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is asking the community to step up to the challenge of raising $150,000 to support the creation of a Mobile Dental Clinic to serve needy children in Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties. (Read More)

 
  Green Lake County nonprofits encouraged to seek Basic Needs grants - January 4 2012

OSHKOSH, WI – The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation will host a workshop for charitable groups interested in seeking grants to help meet local residents' basic needs and address poverty issues. (Read More)

 
  Deadlines for year-end giving - December 22 2011

Please keep the following dates in mind as you consider gifts to support charitable causes through the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation: (Read More)

 
  Nonprofits urged to apply for youth, campership grants - December 8 2011

OSHKOSH, WI – The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is inviting nonprofits to apply for youth grants for programs, projects and services offered in 2012. (Read More)

 
  Grantseekers workshops set in Green Lake, Ripon - November 29 2011

OSHKOSH, Wis. - The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from charitable groups in the Green Lake County and Ripon areas. (Read More)

 
  Partners withdraw offer to purchase City Center Hotel - November 4 2011

Proposed $8.5 million renovation with city support for key riverfront property

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The partners involved in the purchase of City Center Hotel in downtown Oshkosh have withdrawn their offer to buy the property from Nashco Hospitality Group, LLC. (Read More)

 
  Foundation receives state award for community projects - November 4 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation was recognized this week for its leadership and contributions to park and recreation in Oshkosh by the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association. (Read More)

 
  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. (Read More)

 
  Annual Report: Foundation assets rise 21 percent to $77.7 million - October 17 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation cited a 21 percent increase in net assets for the 2011 fiscal year during its annual report to donors at an event last week at the Oshkosh Convention Center. (Read More)

 
  Results of LIFE Study show region as safe, good place for family - October 7 2011

Report looks at strengths, challenges facing Southern Winnebago County
OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Nearly 200 got a fresh look at the area's strengths and opportunities for improvement with the release Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, of the 2011 Southern Winnebago County LIFE Study during a breakfast event at the Oshkosh Convention Center. (Read More)

 
  Report gives unprecedented analysis of quality of life - October 4 2011

LIFE Study analyzes strengths, challenges facing Northeastern Wisconsin
DE PERE, Wis. -- An unprecedented report on the quality of life in three metro areas of the Fox River region was released Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at the Kress Family Library, 333 N. Broadway St. (Read More)

 
  Agreement reached to purchase City Center Hotel in downtown Oshkosh - September 1 2011

Foundation facilitates discussions that will lead to $8 million revitalization of key riverfront property (Read More)

 
  Regional grant initiative to award $300,000 - August 30 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- Three community foundations in Northeast Wisconsin are launching a special one-time joint initiative to address the needs of low-income elderly residents in the region. (Read More)

 
  Golf outing benefits Green Lake basic needs fund - July 18 2011

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Golfers will sweat it out for a good cause Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Masoutin Golf Course in Berlin. (Read More)

 
  Keller family marks milestone with $30,000 grant to Community Pantry - July 11 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Keller family reached a new philanthropic milestone -- $30 million in giving -- with a $50,000 grant to the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry. (Read More)

 
  Clinic to offer free dental care to needy children in Winneconne - June 30 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- Hundreds of children in Winneconne will receive free dental care thanks to a grant from the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs for Winneconne, a field of interest fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Women’s Fund hits $2 million milestone - June 30 2011

OSHKOSH, WI – The last day of the fiscal year is a day of celebration for supporters of the Women's Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Green Lake County programs benefit from Basic Needs grants - June 23 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- Two Green Lake County programs have been awarded a total of $30,000 in grants awarded by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs for Green Lake County. (Read More)

 
  Basic Needs grants aim to help people overcome challenges, become self-sufficient - June 16 2011

OSHKOSH, WI - A new program could fill the gap in Oshkosh on the dinner table and in the workforce. (Read More)

 
  New projects prompt Community Foundation to discontinue website game - June 9 2011

OSHKOSH, WI - After attracting nearly 3 million online hits and granting $14,000 to local charities, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation will discontinue its online game Coins for Community as of July 1. (Read More)

 
  Green Lake Area United Fund accepts grant applications - May 17 2011

OSHKOSH, WI – The Green Lake Area United Fund is accepting proposals for grants from organizations in the Green Lake County area through Friday, June 3, 2011. (Read More)

 
  LBS:AOA grants $38,000 to local programs benefiting senior citizens - May 10 2011

OSHKOSH, WI - The Ladies Benevolent Society:Advocates for Older Adults (LBS:AOA) approved more than $38,000 in grants to benefit the health and well-being of senior citizens residing in the Oshkosh area. (Read More)

 
  Community plant day set for May 14 - April 29 2011

OSHKOSH, WI – Do you like to get dirty in the garden? Are you interested in the environment? Would like to see a more beautiful Oshkosh? (Read More)

 
  Deadline nears for nonprofits seeking arts grants - April 21 2011

OSHKOSH, WI – The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation encourages nonprofit groups to apply for grants for art programs that serve residents of Winnebago County. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation awards $63,525 in Hiwela Youth Grants - April 19 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded $63,525 in youth-focused grants this month. (Read More)

 
  Community volunteers honored at 2011 Evening of Stars event - April 14 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation in partnership with the Oshkosh Northwestern presented awards to 28 remarkable volunteers Wednesday, April 13, 2011, during An Evening of Stars. (Read More)

 
  City of Oshkosh honors Foundation for Taking Root initiative - March 22 2011

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation's Taking Root campaign was honored Monday, March 21, 2011, with the City of Oshkosh's Community Partner Award. (Read More)

 
  Event celebrates Oshkosh teachers, education programs and volunteers - March 21 2011

Please note: An earlier version of this article included the incorrect dollar amount that Rudoy Award recipients receive. The correct amount is $600. This award may fluctuate from year to year. (Read More)

 
  Oshkosh tree planting project receives state award - March 21 2011

OSHKOSH, WI -- The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is among three partners presented with the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council's 2011 Award for Project Partnership in recognition the Taking Root Fund initiative. (Read More)

 
  Wanted: Nominations of extraordinary community volunteers - March 14 2011

OSHKOSH, WI - Do you know a special person who gives their all to the community and doesn't ask for a penny in return? We want to know so credit can be given where credit is due. (Read More)

 
  Civility at top of national discussion, expert tells Oshkosh audience - February 24 2011

OSHKOSH, WI - Author P.M. Forni, Ph.D., is delighted by the fact that dozens of civility initiatives have begun across the country and many more - such as a grassroots effort in Oshkosh - are in the planning stages. (Read More)

 
  New education coordinator joins Community Foundation staff - February 16 2011

OSHKOSH, WI – Please join the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation in warmly welcoming Mary Beth Kelly to its staff. She's been on the job just over a month in a newly created position, starting just as the heavy activity time of the scholarship application season begins. (Read More)

 
  Don't forget: Oshkosh Civility Project breakfast Feb. 24 - February 15 2011

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Community Foundation and the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open community breakfast session featuring nationally-recognized civility authority and author P.M. Forni, Ph.D. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation pleased to see Oshkosh Civility Project interest - February 4 2011

OSHKOSH, WI - Numerous community leaders gathered Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the Oshkosh Convention Center to learn about the Oshkosh Civility Project. See photos, "like" us on Facebook. (Read More)

 
  Grant seekers workshops focus on U.S Venture Basic Needs Giving Partnership funds - January 28 2011

OSHKOSH, WI –– The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation will hold a grant seekers workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at the Caestecker Public Library, 518 Hill St., Green Lake. (Read More)

 
  Deadline extended for nonprofits seeking youth program grants - January 3 2011

OSHKOSH, WI – The deadline for nonprofits to apply for youth program and summer camp grants through the Hiwela Youth Fund has been extended to Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. (Read More)

 
  A win-win: Nonprofits awarded grants, Foundation’s website traffic soars - December 31 2010

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded $10,000 this year to community groups through its website initiative Coins for Community. (Read More)

 
  Memorials in honor of Elwyn “Jack” F. Nelson directed to Fox River fund - December 9 2010

Elwyn "Jack" F. Nelson, a great friend and supporter of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, passed away Dec. 8, 2010. (Read More)

 
  Grant applications accepted from Green Lake County, Ripon nonprofits - November 18 2010

OSHKOSH, WI – Grant applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Dec. 15, 2010, from nonprofit agencies in Green Lake, Ripon, Markesan, Princeton and Berlin. (Read More)

 
  U.S. Venture thanks donors of Fund for Basic Needs - November 12 2010

OSHKOSH, WI – Directors of the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs were in Oshkosh on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, to meet with local donors and thank them for their support. (Read More)

 
  Women’s Fund group donates $10,000 to Christine Ann dental program - November 12 2010

OSHKOSH, WI – Strong emotions filled the hearts of those presenting and receiving funds to aid the health needs of women who've been abused. (Read More)

 
  Single moms needed for Women’s Fund grant project - November 11 2010

OSHKOSH, WI – Single moms will get the chance to do something extraordinary in December. They will give away $10,000 to a local nonprofit to benefit other women just like themselves. (Read More)

 
  Community can vote on students', Scouts' can structures - November 5 2010

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Oshkosh Canstruction 2010 is a community service project of the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Troop 2018. (Read More)

 
  Community arts project celebrates creativity in Oshkosh - November 4 2010

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Fifty life-size nutcrackers will be displayed this holiday season in advance of their transformation into artistic masterpieces, as CitizensFirst Credit Union launches "Nutcrackers on the Town" - a public art project to benefit the Paine Art Center and Gardens, The Grand Opera House and the Fund for the Arts at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation reports growth - October 4 2010

OSHKOSH, WI ? The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation announced last week that its assets rose 9.8 percent to $63.9 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, from $58.2 million in 2009. (Read More)

 
  Wisconsin 9to5 director speaks to Women’s Fund Board of Directors - September 9 2010

OSHKOSH, WI – The struggles women face raising children while succeeding at work spurred a community campaign, a policy change and then legal fight that's now in the hands of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. (Read More)

 
  Women’s Fund to host grant workshop - September 7 2010

OSHKOSH, WI – The Women's Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation will host a grant-seekers workshop for nonprofit organizations supporting women of all ages in Winnebago County. (Read More)

 
  Fun, fellowship flows at Women’s Fund benefit - August 30 2010

The cocktail concoctions hit the spot during Fellowship for a Good Cause Aug. 24 at the Ground Round Grill & Bar in Neenah. (Read More)

 
  Guest bartenders mix it up for Women’s Fund - August 23 2010

OSHKOSH, WI – Jeff Tyczkowski and Keith Depies are accountants by day and cocktail champions by night. (Read More)

 
  Foundation helps Ladies Benevolent Society grow into the future - August 19 2010

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation welcomed dozens of supporters of the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocates for Older Adults (LBS:AOA) for a reception and meeting Aug. 12. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation awards scholarships - July 9 2010

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation awarded 110 new scholarships totaling $118,650 for the 2010/2011 academic year. Scholarship awards are made possible through endowed funds held at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation offers $25,000 Main Street match grant - July 7 2010

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has pledged $25,000 for downtown beautification efforts - provided the community can raise $50,000 by September 15. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation grant supports animals in need - June 16 2010

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society was at capacity.

Though the shelter can house 200 cats and 40 dogs, every kennel and crate was filled. And more and more animals were coming in every day. As a full service shelter, the Humane Society will not turn away any animal in need. Plus they've pledged never to euthanize animals for space. (Read More)

 
  Community Foundation gives grants for kids, camps - June 14 2010

School may be out for summer, but local kids are keeping busy with support from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Basic needs grants awarded in Green Lake County - June 10 2010

The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation awarded $14,000 to local nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs in Green Lake County. Among the organizations receiving grant awards: (Read More)

 
  Income for you and a gift for charity - May 27 2010

Many people would like to make a lasting gift to charity. But they enjoy the security that comes with a steady income. (Read More)

 
  Grant curbs hunger for local kids - May 18 2010

As Center Director, Lori Fields used to see a lot of hungry kids walking into the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh. (Read More)

 
  Arbor Day gift supports Taking Root Fund - May 7 2010

In honor of Arbor Day, the Oshkosh Garden Club contributed $1,000 to the Taking Root Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. The Taking Root Fund is a special project fund for community beautification, which includes trees, flower beds and signage. (Read More)

 
  Tree planting begins in Oshkosh - April 16 2010

New trees are taking root thanks to a community fundraising effort to plant 1,000 trees in Oshkosh this spring. (Read More)

 
  Rural community foundation awards $6,400 in grants - April 7 2010

The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation awarded nine grants totaling $6,400 to support non-profit organizations in Green Lake, Ripon, Markesan, Princeton and Berlin. (Read More)

 
  Celebrate Education awards $18,600 in grants - March 17 2010

Local teachers and education advocates were honored Monday at the sixth annual Celebrate Education awards. Presented by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, Oshkosh Area School District, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis and Wisconsin Public Service, Celebrate Education awarded over $18,600 in grants to local teachers. (Read More)

 
  Celebrate local teachers at education event - March 4 2010

Educators and volunteers from the Oshkosh Area School District will be honored at Celebrate Education on Monday, March 15. The annual event awards competitive grants to assist teachers in providing new and creative learning opportunities for students. (Read More)

 
  Community beautification event this Monday - February 16 2010

The public is invited to a community beautification event this Monday, February 22 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center. (Read More)

 
  Basic needs funding available for Winnebago County - February 8 2010

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is accepting applications for the U.S. Oil Open grant program, which provides charitable grants to nonprofit organizations supporting basic needs in Winnebago County. Basic needs include food, clothing, shelter and other resources required to maintain a basic standard of living. (Read More)

 
  Kuenzl Foundation grant lights up local waterways - February 1 2010

Trustees from the John. E Kuenzl Foundation, Inc. awarded $50,000 to the Light the Bridges Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

 
  Scholarships available for local students - January 25 2010

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation offers dozens of academic scholarships for local students, but young scholars need to act fast - application deadlines for 2010 are quickly approaching. (Read More)

 
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