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All Available Grants

Arts


Participation in arts and cultural activities enriches the lives of individuals, promotes interaction among residents, provides opportunities to deepen learning, and builds community across groups with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Learn More

Basic Needs / Self-Sufficiency


To support long-term solutions that help people move out of poverty and to encourage creative collaboration between agencies in providing these solutions. Learn More

Capital Campaign


Supporting capital campaigns is a long-standing tradition for the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Community Foundation funds are usually provided as a challenge grant, requiring at least a 1:1 match from local donors. Learn More

Celebrate Education


The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation recognizes the importance of education in our community. Together with our community partners – Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis and the Oshkosh Area School District Education Foundation – we are dedicated to helping teachers find the resources they need. Learn More

Community Impact


To support the growth and development of projects that offer more effective ways of serving people in the community, meet emerging community needs, and/or strengthen non-profit organizations. Learn More

Green Lake Basic Needs


To support charitable projects and programs that meet residents’ basic needs, including food, clothing and shelter. Learn More

Green Lake County & Ripon Community Foundation


To support the growth and development of projects that offer more effective ways of serving people in the community, meet emerging community needs, and/or strengthen nonprofit organizations. Learn More

Green Lake County Area United Fund


To support charitable projects and programs dedicated to improving the quality of life in Green Lake County through a focus on children and families. Learn More

Older Adults


To support charitable projects that benefit the elderly in the Oshkosh area. Learn More

Oshkosh Funding Consortium


This year’s grants will be solely supported by City of Oshkosh Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funding can be used for a variety of public service activities if at least 51 percent of people served with these funds are low and moderate income. The funds can be used for labor, supplies, materials and other costs related to the implementation and operation of the program. All clients benefiting from the use of CDBG funds should live within the city limits of Oshkosh. Learn More

Ripon Fund


To support the growth and development of projects that offer more effective ways of serving people in the community, meet emerging community needs, and/or strengthen nonprofit organizations. Learn More

Rudoy Awards for Teaching Excellence


Edward and Belle Rudoy established a permanent endowment with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation in 1996 with the mission to support teachers in their efforts to provide the best possible education for children.  Learn More

Winneconne Community Foundation


To preserve and improve the quality of life for Winneconne area residents. Learn More

Winneconne Education


To support educators, students and programming in the Winneconne Community School District. Learn More.

Women's Fund


To support women and girls by making resources available for causes of interest to women, fostering among women a sense of empowerment and philanthropy, and increasing awareness throughout the community of the importance of women’s issues. Learn More.

Youth


To support charitable projects and programs that further youth development. Learn More.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Grant applications are available online 1-2 months prior to the application deadline.

All grant applications are reviewed by an independent advisory committee. This committee reviews all applications received, and recommends awards to the organizations that best meet the granting criteria.

After the advisory committee has made its recommendations, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation board of directors votes to approve the grant awards. Following board approval, all applying organizations will be notified of the granting decision. Generally, nonprofit organizations are notified within 90 days of the application deadline.

APPLICATION PROCESS

As part of the official grant contract, nonprofit organizations are required to complete a grant evaluation within 60 days of project completion. Failure to submit a grant evaluation may affect your ability to apply for grant funds in the future.

Mid-term Grant Evaluation Form (PDF)

Mid-term Grant Evaluation Form (Word)

Final Grant Evaluation Form (PDF)

Final Grant Evaluation Form (Word)

Community Arts Grant Final Report Form

Final Grant Evaluation Form (Basic Needs Partnership)(PDF)

Final Grant Evaluation Form (Basic Needs Partnership)(Word)

Education Grants Evaluation Form (PDF)

Education Grants Evaluation Form (Word)

Questions Regarding Grant Applications Contact:

Amy Putzer

Amy Putzer

Director of Programs

[email protected]

(920) 426 3993