Category: Grant Stories

Grant Supports Pregnant and Parenting Moms

Posted on Jul 9, 2019 by

Expectant and new parents have common questions about their child’s development. Efforts to provide parents with answers to these questions, individualized support when needed most, and linkages to community services will get a boost as a result of a Basic Needs Giving Partnership grant. Healthy Families Waushara County, a new program offering voluntary nurse home […]

Youth Mentoring Efforts Get Boost with Grant Funds

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by

Every child deserves a champion. Efforts to provide area youth with adult mentors will get a “shot in the arm” as a result of a new round of Basic Needs Giving Partnership grants. The grants, which were recently awarded by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, will fund collaborative projects in Winnebago, Green Lake and Waushara […]

Fostering Creativity with Arts Integration

GOAL Expand educational opportunities, foster creativity and enhance academic experiences for youth in our communities. CHALLENGE Finding new ways to incorporate the arts into education has become increasingly difficult due to decreased funding for the arts in school as well as new teachers leaving the profession. SUCCESS ArtsCore Partnership A new and innovative partnership between […]

Paving Pathways for Economic Stability

GOAL Develop pathways for individuals to secure economic stability and opportunity. CHALLENGE With unemployment at less than 3% in Waushara County, businesses are struggling to find qualified workers for job openings. At the same time, 41% of working households in the county do not earn enough to pay for basic necessities. SUCCESS Fox Valley Technical […]

Improving Lives – One Dog at a Time

GOAL Develop pathways for individuals to secure economic stability and opportunity. CHALLENGE More than one out of four people who served time in prison and were released are looking for work but cannot find a job. SUCCESS Journey Together Service Dog Finding employment after incarceration can be very difficult for those seeking to turn their […]

Together We Rise

GOAL Strengthen Oshkosh area housing continuum. CHALLENGE The City of Oshkosh has only 15 units of transitional or permanent supportive housing to help stabilize families living situations so that they can more easily access resources and opportunities to help them improve their quality of life. SUCCESS RISE 2.0 Her mother lived in poverty. Her grandmother […]

Caregivers Need Care Too!

GOAL Help caregivers remain healthy and become more confident and knowledgeable care providers. CHALLENGE While caregiving provides rewards, it also exacts a toll. Family caregivers are typically in poorer health than non-caregivers, twice as likely to suffer from serious stress, and well over half of them lack confidence to do all the necessary tasks of […]

Diving Deeper Into Youth Suicide

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 by

By Beth Clay, executive director, N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Inc. One in eight of our high school students in the Fox Valley are attempting suicide. The NEW Mental Health Connection, in partnership with United Way Fox Cities, is working hard to understand what is driving this alarming trend. Even with all the good work happening in our […]

Outdoor Classroom Connects Students to Nature

Once the warmer weather returns, Winneconne middle school students will have the opportunity to learn in a non-traditional classroom – the outdoors. Thanks to funding from the Winneconne Area Education Fund, portable tables will be purchased to allow students to connect with the outdoors. Studies have shown that students who learn outdoors develop a sense […]