Author: Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

Lighting the Road to Recovery

Nestled in Waushara County is a beacon of hope that shines brightly, guiding individuals battling addiction toward the path to recovery. Sharon Woodruff, the founder of Waushara Shines, understands this journey intimately. “Alcoholism runs in my family, and it stopped with me,” she shares, reflecting on her personal struggles and the driving force behind her […]

Bringing Comfort Beyond the Meal

In our community, the Home Delivered Meal Program serves as a lifeline for seniors, offering not just nourishment but also companionship and essential support. Drivers play a crucial role in maintaining the independence of meal recipients, conducting wellness checks and being attentive to their needs. Through daily interactions, they gather insights into clients’ lives, identifying […]

Thermal Imaging Cameras at Winneconne Middle School

Winneconne Middle School students are now using thermal imaging cameras to explore the world of heat and energy thanks to a grant from the Winneconne Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Fund. The cameras are helping to provide students with an understanding of the principles and considerations involved in designing and constructing a model home while […]

Building the Capacity of Green Lake’s Guardian

Green Lake holds a special place in the hearts of Wisconsin and Midwest residents. As the deepest natural inland lake in Wisconsin, reaching depths of 236 feet, it’s a vital part of our communities. Yet, like many lakes, it faces challenges from urban development and agricultural activities, resulting in issues like increased weed and algae […]

Make a Meaningful Impact in Your Community

At the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, we see our donors as part of our extended family. We’re here to support you in your philanthropic journey, offering a seamless and effective way to contribute to the causes you care about most. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized and attentive service, ensuring that your giving experience […]

Agency Fund Holder Spotlight – Butte des Morts Conservation Club

Winneconne Area Community Foundation   Agency Fund Holder Spotlight: Butte des Morts Conservation Club   Mission Statement In striving to Conserve, Preserve, and Restore the upper Winnebago pool lakes and their tributaries, wetlands, and natural resources, and specifically Terrell’s Island, the Butte des Morts Conservation Club (BDMCC) takes an active approach to environmental issues through […]

Winneconne Area Community Foundation Supports Ruth’s Pantry

At Ruth’s Pantry, Mondays are marked by a flurry of activity with at least six to seven volunteers diligently gather food and supplies for families in need. The pantry, a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church of Winchester, is accessible to the community on Mondays from 9-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. During these distribution hours, there is a continuous flow of visitors, with individuals from the Winneconne School District and nearby counties who are seeking assistance.

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 […]