Author: Amy Putzer

Bracing for Potential Eviction Wave

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by

Our communities have been bracing for a tidal wave of evictions now that federal and state eviction moratoriums have ended and the $600 a week boost to unemployment benefits has lapsed. So far, though, we have not seen this spike. In fact, year to date eviction filings in Winnebago County and the state for 2020 […]

Nonprofits Struggle Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 by

If a nonprofit organization is going to fulfill its mission, it needs a sustainable business model. This was always a challenge, but COVID-19 has upped the ante, leaving the health of many organizations in jeopardy. Findings from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation’s Pandemic Recovery Nonprofit Survey explored what it will take for agencies to recover, […]

Mental Health Needs in a New COVID-19 World

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 by

Stressed about whether it is safe for your kids to go back to school? Lonely from physical distancing? Worried that a loved one in a nursing home might get sick? The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental health in ways small and large. Children, however, may be at particular risk. Living in a world that […]

Additional Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grant Funding Announced

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by

$5 million in additional funding has been released to regional nonprofits for emergency relief from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc., and other community partners. Leaders from the U.S. Venture Open and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership are responding to growing need among charitable […]

Grants from Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund Help Keep Families in Their Homes

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 by

Launched jointly by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area United Way, the Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund has been supporting efforts to keep residents experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis in their homes and provide people experiencing homelessness with round-the-clock emergency shelter. “The 2018 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) study showed […]

Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 by

By Lisa Strandberg, Project Director, Intersector A pilot wouldn’t fly a plane without consulting dashboard gauges. Unfortunately, many nonprofit leaders pilot their organizations without easy access to the information they need to stay on course. A free regional nonprofit compensation and benefits survey currently under way (Oct. 1-15) will give nonprofit leaders one more gauge on […]

Helping All Pets Be at Their Best

Posted on Oct 7, 2019 by

By Cari Tetzlaff, Behavioral Department Manager, Oshkosh Area Humane Society  Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) is very excited to announce the launch of our new behavioral department, generously supported by a $7,500 Community Impact Grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. These new services will help us educate individuals to restore and enhance the bond […]

Memory Care Respite is Where New Memories are Made

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 by

By Colleen Harvot, Director of In-Home Care at Valley VNA Senior Care I am very fortunate to be part of Memory Care Respite Partners, a twice-monthly program in Oshkosh. It’s ironic that a program developed for people and families experiencing memory loss has proven itself so successful at making new memories. Every time I participate […]

Teens 2 Work

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 by

By Jason Presto, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area We all remember our first jobs. (Mine was as a grocery store stock boy.) This summer, 15 teens experienced the challenge and joy of earning a paycheck as part of the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area’s new Teens 2 Work […]

Connecting with Community

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 by

By Lori Hill, executive director, Friendship Place Too often individuals with mental health conditions isolate out of fear as well as lack of income (Social Security Disability Insurance is often their only source of income).  As an organization that serves individuals with mental illness, Friendship Place wanted to do more to help these adults form […]