Author: Oshkosh Community Foundation

Calling All Nonprofits – Take Advantage of the CARES Act!

An important opportunity for our nonprofit partners regarding the CARES Act! The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. […]

Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area United Way have launched a collaborative emergency financial response, the Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund has been established to provide flexible financial resources to 501(c)(3) organizations working in the Oshkosh community who are disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of the […]

InterSector Presents Regional Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Trends

A group of 25 nonprofit executive directors, staff and board members, and funders gathered at Oshkosh Corp.’s Advancement Center on Friday, Feb. 14, for a bird’s-eye view of regional nonprofit compensation and benefits trends. InterSector and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation co-hosted the event as collaborators on the 2019 Northeast Wisconsin Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits […]

It Takes Families To Advance a Community

On September 19 the annual Donor Appreciation event was held at the Grand Oshkosh to honor our gracious donors and the impact they made over the past year. Over 200 donors and community members joined the Foundation in celebration. The perfect venue captured the elegant theme of celebrating families and their contributions to our community. […]

Creating Inclusion for All

Navigating the school playground as a young child can be an intimidating journey. For some children, making new friends at recess can feel overwhelming and excluding. With a grant from the Ripon Education Foundation, the Barlow Park and Journey Charter K-2 schools within the Ripon Area School District have installed a “Buddy Bench” to teach […]

Showing Your Appreciation

Leaving a legacy is an important piece for many families establishing a fund with the Foundation. Having been instilled with the importance of community service and giving from their grandfather, Brad and Susan Daggett wanted a way to make an impact now, and for generations to come. The Daggett-Morrissey Scholarship Fund was established at the […]

Investing in Education

With the continued strain on school budgets, additional funding is essential to continue to provide the type of excellence in education that the Oshkosh community has grown to expect. Through their Education Foundation, the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) is committed to growing their endowment fund and providing a permanent source of support for the […]

Growing a Legacy

Supporting the organizations and programs you care about most doesn’t have to end after you’re gone. In fact, your giving can increase and make an even greater impact. In 2008, John and Valois Williams could have never imagined what their impact on education at Lourdes Academy would be after establishing the John E. and Valois […]

Honoring a Loved One

After the passing of their son Patrick in 2012, Dan and Sue Began established the PBnJ Mental Health Fund to honor and remember their son’s kind and warm spirit. It also allowed the Began’s an opportunity to help others struggling with mental health issues. The PBnJ Mental Health Fund, or Patrick Began Neenah Joint Schools […]