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. Read the official press release here.

Please consider an online donation of $25.00 or more today to help the Green Lake community prevent financial hardship caused by COVID-19. 100% of the funds raised through the COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund will be used to help those affected throughout the community. OACF will cover administrative fees associated with donations to this fund.

Donation Options
  • Online donations can be made through the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation’s safe and secure donation portal. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. After you hit “submit” you will be taken to Paypal where you can pay by credit/debit card or your PayPal account.
  • Via check written to Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and mailed to: Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
    ATTN: COVID 19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund Donation
    230 Ohio Street, Suite 100
    Oshkosh, WI 54902

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I want to donate – can I restrict my funding to a prioritized grantee? To ensure we move resources as efficiently as possible and respond to those most impacted, we are not considering restricted donations at this time. The COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund was created to provide a coordinated response to immediate needs in the Green Lake community.
  • I am an individual who has been affected by COVID-19. Can this fund help me? We understand many individuals and families have been impacted by the outbreak, with more to be affected. The COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund will provide resources to 501(c)(3) organizations in the Green Lake area that are directly supporting local, vulnerable residents and families. While the fund is not available to individuals, it will support local nonprofit organizations that are well experienced in providing local service and support. If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing childcare, or other essential services, please call 2-1-1.
  • My organization is interested in applying for grant resources from this fund. Can we be considered? The COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund will be limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities within the Green Lake area. Based upon the charitable structure of the COVID-19 Green  Lake Area Relief Fund, we are not able to fund businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and (501)(6) organizations.
Grant Eligibility

The COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund will be limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities within Green Lake and surrounding communities. Based upon the charitable structure of the COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund, we are not able to fund businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and (501)(6) organizations. Aid to individuals will be handled through nonprofit organizations in our region with established processes for determining need.

Granting Approach

In order to move resources quickly and not further burden nonprofit organizations, there will not be a formal application process. Agencies providing immediate basic needs relief are encouraged to complete the COVID-19 Pandemic Survey or email Karlene Grabner at [email protected] to share their needs so they can be considered during the granting process.


COVID-19 – What You Should Know

Additional Information

For questions on the COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund, contact Karlene Grabner at [email protected]

For general COVID-19 questions, call 2-1-1.

Group(s): Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

Type of Fund(s): Special Project

Program Area(s): Health & Human Services

Geographic Area(s): Green Lake, Green Lake County

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