In honor of the Winneconne Area Community Foundation’s 10th anniversary this year, we are highlighting 10 different investments made in our community. One of those was a grant for Water City Jazz Orchestra to work directly with students. Winneconne Middle School and High School jazz band and choir students had the opportunity to work with […]
Category: Grant Stories
In 2008, Lauree Renaud dreamed of developing a network of safe walking and biking trails in Green Lake County that would connect area communities and the people in them. She soon founded a non-profit organization called Green Lake Greenways. Your Community Foundation helped the organization establish a fund for donors to support the project and develop what is now known as Lauree’s Trail.
On March 13, 2023, nearly 200 people joined in celebration of our local educators, volunteers and administrators at the annual Celebrate Education event. Held at the Oshkosh Convention Center, the event awarded more than $65,000 in grants to exceptional educators for innovative programs and projects in the classroom, on the field, and after school. Awards […]
This school year, the fourth-grade curriculum within the Oshkosh Area School District featured a new unit called Full STEAM Ahead. STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Each month during the school year, a large truck from the Community Clothes Closet in Menasha is filled with clothing, bedding, winter wear, and personal care items for its visit to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Students referred by OASD school social workers shop at the Traveling Closet, and everything is free of charge.
With multiple certifications and a construction job under his belt, Leon is achieving his dreams while doing what he loves three years into his court-ordered probation period. His path may sound like a simple success story, but he’d be the first to tell you that he didn’t reach this point easily and he didn’t do it alone.
The Neenah Animal Shelter, a little shelter that has been doing big things for almost 60 years, has launched a capital campaign to build a new facility for the more than 500 animals it takes in each year. A $25,000 grant from the Community Impact Fund within the Community Foundation is supporting this campaign.
In normal times, camp is already invaluable for kids of all backgrounds. Camp provides opportunities for problem solving, learning together, meeting new people, and navigating social interactions in a relaxed and fun setting and, most importantly, outside of the house.
It’s not uncommon for preschoolers in Hannah Beduhn’s Head Start class to get upset. They might hit another person, throw a toy, or in many cases start screaming. “They have all these big emotions in their tiny little bodies, and they are still learning what to do with those feelings,” says Beduhn, a teacher of 3-year-olds at the UW Oshkosh Head Start Center in Oshkosh.
With one unexpected life-changing event, such as a loss of wages, a medical emergency or a worldwide pandemic, people who have never needed help before can find themselves visiting a food pantry for the very first time.