Category: Grant Stories

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 […]

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 […]

STEM classroom creates young engineers

Celebrate Education, an annual event that honors the educators, administrators and volunteers in our schools, will take place on March 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center. One of last year’s grant recipients was Webster elementary school to create a 2nd grade STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classroom, which was headed by […]

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 […]

A Community in Search of Affordable Housing

  In Oshkosh, there are at least 110 homeless people, including men, women and children. In addition, 5,800 households in Oshkosh are paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing, meaning those residents do not have enough for important expenses like health care, transportation and food. A few of the members of the […]

Dedicated to education: Rudoy family continues legacy

Celebrate Education doled out more than $49,000 in grants to our communities’ excellent educators and schools on Monday (3/12/16) during an event attended by nearly 200 people at the Oshkosh Convention Center. A good portion of these dollars are thanks to the Rudoy family — four generations of which have supported education in Oshkosh for 20-plus […]