Category: Grant Stories

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]