Category: Grant Stories

Write Your Life Workshop

In February of 2018, 16 residents of Park View Health Center in Oshkosh were paired with 16 students from the Rotary Interact Clubs of West and North High Schools, Communities at North High School, Rotaract of Oshkosh and students from Valley Christian, Oshkosh West, and Oshkosh North high schools for a four day memoir workshop.   […]

Honoring the Spirit Within

Oshkosh Nursing home a leader in dementia care. Mary Lou Kriz remembers having conversations with her late husband, George, who would not recognize certain words that she would say. “We’d be talking and he would say, ‘Oh, there’s no such word,’ ” says Kriz. “It was usually just an ordinary word. I thought he was […]

Student’s mental health top priority in Winneconne

School district among six nonprofits to receive Foundation support WINNECONNE, Wis. – For the first time this spring, the Winneconne Community School District will implement wellness screening for ninth graders to help identify mental health issues and provide support for families. The district has partnered with the Samaritan Counseling Center to provide wellness screening, which […]

Learning from technology

Technology grant provides results for children with autism. OSHKOSH, WI – Many people think of an iPad as way to entertain for their own personal benefit. What most people don’t realize is that devices like this are becoming a critical way to communicate for children with autism. Children at Carl Traeger Elementary School are experiencing […]

Basic Needs Grants Top $1 Million

School-based mental health services and self-sufficiency coaching were among six new grants awarded to more than 17 nonprofits in the Oshkosh area to fight poverty. The grants total $1,037,400 – almost twice the highest amount awarded in any year during the Basic Needs Giving Partnership grantmaking program’s 9-year history at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. […]

Wisconsin Bookworms

Planting the Seed of Excitement for Reading at an Early Age We’ve been hearing it for years: parents aren’t reading to their children enough.  One 2013 study from the School Library Journal sites that two-thirds of parents don’t read to their children every night.  Another 2016 survey from group Read Aloud 15 Minutes found that half of all parents […]

Green Lake Basics Needs Fund awards over $82,000 to organizations.

The Green Lake Basics Needs Fund has awarded $82,300 to seven organizations. This fund supports charitable projects and programs that meet residents’ basics needs, including food, clothing and shelter. A health community provides a network of services, including basic social needs. Failing to meet these needs can jeopardize an individual’s quality of life and create […]

City draws support to restore cemetery

There are 1,643 graves with stone markers in the City of Princeton Cemetery. Notably, 43 are the graves of Civil War veterans and two are veterans of the War of 1812. They lie among the memorials to veterans of other battles, the region’s first settlers and generations of families. And an unknown number of poor […]

Butterflies bring learning to life

Nick Mees understands that the key to teaching is making learning fun and come to life. As a Life & Earth science teacher at Merrill middle school, he was awarded a Celebrate Education grant by the Oshkosh Area School District Education Foundation for Bedazzled by Butterflies in the Classroom, a program that used painted lady […]