Author: Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

Empowering Minds – A Journey Against Dementia: The Dementia Awareness Fund

After losing his father, brother, and sister-in-law all to dementia, Don Hansen found himself on a mission he never anticipated: becoming a passionate philanthropist and a devoted advocate for increasing dementia awareness throughout Winnebago County and surrounding areas. His passion started with researching and educating himself about the disease—the various types, their symptoms, and the […]

Illuminating A Legacy with Education in the Spotlight: Francis, Jean, and Bill Wingren Fund

In the world of education, there are individuals whose impact extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. William “Bill” Wingren, who was a dedicated teacher and musical theater enthusiast, is a shining example of how one person can leave a lasting imprint. Born and raised in Oshkosh, Bill attended St Mary’s Grade School, Oshkosh […]

What is Wave Robotics?

2023 Annual Report Cover Feature: Wave Robotics Team 2826, based in Oshkosh, was established in 2008 with the objective of providing students with valuable science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities through the FIRST® Robotics program. Each year, students participate in the international high school robotics competition known as the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Wave […]

Norbert Rich School Forest Story Hike Trail

Winneconne students are able to combine exercise, outdoor recreation, and literacy through a story hike trail thanks to a grant from the Winneconne Area Education Fund. The recreation trail, located at the Norbert Rich School Forest, is a designated hiking trail that has 18 permanent structures along the course of the trail, each featuring pages […]

2023 Partner in Philanthropy Awards

We are thrilled to announce and celebrate our two outstanding Partner in Philanthropy Award winners for 2023! Congratulations, Dr. Barbara Herzog and Donald Hansen! Dr. Barbara Herzog: Barb has not only served as a guiding light in our community but has also been a dedicated champion of public education and the well-being of our youth. […]

Maci’s Scholarship Journey

Maci Wallace was a senior at Oshkosh North High School when she learned about scholarship opportunities through the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Hundreds of scholarships. Thousands of dollars up for grabs. With a goal to not only attend a four-year college but also to earn a master’s degree in counseling, there was no doubt she […]

Nonprofits invited to apply for funding from Winneconne Area Community Foundation

WINNECONNE, Wis. — The Winneconne Area Community Foundation (WACF) invites nonprofit organizations to apply for funding through September 15. Grant support is available from the Winneconne Area Community Impact Fund and Winneconne Basic Needs Fund. Charitable organizations that provide services to residents of the Winneconne Area School District, which includes the Village of Winneconne and […]

Why Give to Your Community Foundation

If you are looking to make a meaningful difference in your community, consider giving to your Community Foundation. We are rooted in the local communities and possess extensive knowledge of their unique challenges and needs. By donating to your Community Foundation, you can ensure that your contributions are strategically directed towards initiatives that have a […]