Category: In the News

Bracing for Potential Eviction Wave

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by

Our communities have been bracing for a tidal wave of evictions now that federal and state eviction moratoriums have ended and the $600 a week boost to unemployment benefits has lapsed. So far, though, we have not seen this spike. In fact, year to date eviction filings in Winnebago County and the state for 2020 […]

Nonprofits Struggle Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 by

If a nonprofit organization is going to fulfill its mission, it needs a sustainable business model. This was always a challenge, but COVID-19 has upped the ante, leaving the health of many organizations in jeopardy. Findings from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation’s Pandemic Recovery Nonprofit Survey explored what it will take for agencies to recover, […]

Mental Health Needs in a New COVID-19 World

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 by

Stressed about whether it is safe for your kids to go back to school? Lonely from physical distancing? Worried that a loved one in a nursing home might get sick? The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental health in ways small and large. Children, however, may be at particular risk. Living in a world that […]

Additional Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grant Funding Announced

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 by

$5 million in additional funding has been released to regional nonprofits for emergency relief from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc., and other community partners. Leaders from the U.S. Venture Open and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership are responding to growing need among charitable […]

Grants from COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund Help Residents in Need

The COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has been supporting local nonprofits focused on hunger relief and emergency assistance funding for residents experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19. Starting in June, the Relief Fund has been coordinating regular USDA Farmers to Families drive-thru food distributions in partnership with Feeding […]

Grants from Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund Help Keep Families in Their Homes

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 by

Launched jointly by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area United Way, the Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund has been supporting efforts to keep residents experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis in their homes and provide people experiencing homelessness with round-the-clock emergency shelter. “The 2018 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) study showed […]

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, […]

COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has established a relief fund to help nonprofit organizations in the Green Lake area impacted by the coronavirus. Initial funding for the COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund was generously donated by The McConnell Family Foundation.  “The effects of COVID-19 are widespread.  Our family of businesses has been greatly affected,” […]

Calling All Nonprofits – Take Advantage of the CARES Act!

An important opportunity for our nonprofit partners regarding the CARES Act! The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. […]

Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area United Way have launched a collaborative emergency financial response, the Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund provides flexible financial resources to 501(c)(3) organizations working in the Oshkosh community who are disproportionately impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Initial funding has […]