Category: In the News

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 […]

Community Foundation praises 90-year efforts

As 2018 comes to a close, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is humbled and grateful for the amazing year we’ve had thanks to our wonderful donors and supporters. This past year, we celebrated 90 years working to improve the lives of all who live in the communities we serve. With the support of our gracious […]

90 Years of Making a Difference

On Thursday, September 27, 2018 the Foundation hosted its annual Donor Appreciation event at the newly renovated venue, The Howard. The historic building was the perfect setting for the Foundation’s 90th anniversary celebration with over 300 guests in attendance. Bill Wyman, President and CEO of the Foundation, took guests on a journey of Oshkosh 90 […]

Match grant to support addiction recovery

Over the past five years, the heroin epidemic has had a sweeping and impactful effect on many communities in Wisconsin. Recently, Winnebago County has been identified as having one of the higher overdose rates in the state. Support is growing for many organizations throughout the Fox Valley, and opportunities for treatment and continued sobriety support […]