Catalyst – July 2017

New Funds – June

Helping Hands Scholarship Fund
Rod and Jean Farmer YMCA Fund
Nordon-Vanden Heuvel Charitable Giving Fund
Larry Camber Memorial Scholarship Fund

Grant Impact Story

At the end of June, $43,000 was granted in community arts grants for our service region. Contributions went to youth creativity programs, live music, artist residencies, and much more.


Over $600,000 Awarded in Educational Grants & Scholarships

It was another outstanding year for talented students and educators applying for and earning scholarships and grants.

There are many generous people in our community who only want to help a young person or an educator succeed. Please help us spread the word about scholarships and education grants, and encourage the young people and educators in your life to apply today.

Thank you to all who applied, and congratulations to those who received a grant or scholarship!

Improving Your OACF Website Experience

Announcing Partnership with Stellar Blue Technologies

We have officially begun the process of building a brand new Oshkosh Area Community Foundation website to better serve YOU! Stellar Blue Technologies of Neenah will be leading the charge for this significant project.

You can expect the new site to launch by the end of 2017. It will feature a radically simplified sitemap, a mobile-friendly interface, plentiful stories of community impact, and so much more.

Basic Needs Giving Partnership

Basic Needs Grants Top $1 Million

School-based mental health services and self-sufficiency coaching were among six new grants awarded to more than 17 nonprofits in the Oshkosh area to fight poverty. The grants total $1,037,400 – almost twice the highest amount awarded in any year during the Basic Needs Giving Partnership grantmaking program’s 9-year history at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. (Read More)

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