Letter to Donors

Dear Friends,

We know you want to make a difference in the community.

In fact, we know that those of you who participated in our donor survey in 2011 want to make an even bigger impact by contributing to community improvement initiatives. (Read More)

  Community Impact: LIFE Study and Vital Signs will guide grantmaking across the Fox Valley Region.

Projects help steer our communities to an even better quality of life.

We called, and the community gathered to discuss key issues. (Read More)

  Community Impact: Harenburgs give back to Oshkosh through Donor Advised Fund

More than 65,000 people annually visit Menominee Park Zoo for free thanks to support from the Tom and Penny Harenburg Zoo Fund. (Read More)

  Community Impact: Bicycles provide a lifeline for workers, families

More than 100 people received a free bicycle in 2010 to get to and from work or school.

Five years ago, a tragic house fire beseiged Tina Riste's family. Her three children survived with severe burns and their father died. (Read More)

  Women and Girls: Moms connect, share, learn

Strong Moms program helps mothers learn, feel connected to others.

Shawn Mantata landed in Oshkosh about five years ago, a working mom with a mission to have the best of both worlds - to be a devoted mother to her children and a great teacher for her students at Berlin High School. (Read More)

  Elderly: Grant funds keep readers turning the page long into old age

Library materials were delivered to 250 people at their residence free of charge.

Clariss Techlow is a petite woman with silver hair and a warm smile. (Read More)

  Elderly: Golden years grow richer with a companion pet

20 senior citizens and 20 pets were connected through Pets for Seniors.

Willow has a more than a few silver whiskers and isn't so light on her feet anymore. But her tail wags with an excited energy when she catches the loving gaze of owner Elaine Schiller, 72, of Menasha. (Read More)

  Elderly: Program helps forge friendship between the lines

250 adults sought to improve their reading skills through One-on-One Tutoring.

When Robert Harrington lost his job about five years ago, he was willing to do just about anything to get back into the workforce. (Read More)

  Education: Civility — it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it

Hundreds of people have signed the Oshkosh Civility Pledge, a commitment to share ideas in a thoughtful and considerate way. (Read More)

  Education: Celebrate education grants fill gap when funding is short, build excitement for students and educators

24 Oshkosh educators received money to implement innovative programs in public and parochial schools. (Read More)

  Arts & Recreation: Nutcrackers on the Town aims to bring community together around art

Community art project aims to raise $100,000 for local art programs.

The nutcracker - a festive, sometimes functional, and traditionally, a beautifully crafted holiday keepsake. (Read More)

  Youth: Camp provides new experiences, forges friendships for people with disabilities

At least 10 individuals with disabilities are able to attend Camp Sandy Wheels each year.
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  Basic Needs: Residents get a helping hand through life’s changes

78 elderly and disabled residents in Winnebago County got affordable supportive care from Help at Home. (Read More)


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