Author: Oshkosh Community Foundation

Supporting the New Norm of Virtual Learning

For the unforeseeable future, students in the Oshkosh Area School District will conduct their learning virtually. In response, the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh and the Oshkosh Community YMCA have created learning pods at their locations, allowing more than 300 students access to computers, while learning and playing at a safe distance from each […]

COVID Relief Fund Supports Basic Needs in Green Lake

ADVOCAP, a nonprofit organization creating opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency, has faced many challenges due to COVID. Their work revolves around one-on-one support for people interested in finding affordable housing, accessing education and job opportunities, and seeking emergency financial assistance. Like others, ADVOCAP has changed their approach to engaging […]

The Show Must Go On!

For over 130 years, the talents of local and nationally recognized performers have graced the stage of The Grand Oshkosh as hundreds gathered in the audience to watch. The laughter and joyful cheers from the audience were silenced when The Grand closed their doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. For six months, the chairs in the […]

Collaboration Alleviates Basic Need Burden

During times of crisis, our communities must come together to ensure the basic needs of people are met, including shelter, clothing, water, and food. Thanks to a collaboration between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, many communities in Wisconsin received a helping hand in getting food out to individuals […]

Grants from COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund Help Residents in Need

The COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has been supporting local nonprofits focused on hunger relief and emergency assistance funding for residents experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19. Starting in June, the Relief Fund has been coordinating regular USDA Farmers to Families drive-thru food distributions in partnership with Feeding […]

New Parents Receive A Helping Hand

Healthy Families Waushara Becoming a new parent can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. For families living in poverty or facing other hardships, the responsibilities of caring for a newborn can seem almost impossible. To help alleviate stress and provide support to new parents, Health Families Waushara (HFW) was started in late 2019. The program, […]

Oshkosh Foundation awards $231,650 in Scholarships to High School Graduates

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded 181 scholarships totaling $231,650 to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual virtual school ceremonies in May. A grand total of $387,420, was awarded to over 300 students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($47,570), Neenah Joint […]

Foundation Awards Omro Students $47,570 in Scholarships

The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $47,570 in scholarships to 33 Omro High School graduates. Students received scholarships on May 20 during a virtual ceremony. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement. Brynne Boeck: $1,000 – […]