Community Impact Grants
Based on input from the 2022 Nonprofit Needs Assessment Survey and virtual Town Hall Meetings, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation will continue to focus on Nonprofit Resilience with opportunities designed to help organizations build the capacity required to adapt to a changing ecosystem and maximize their ability to achieve their missions. Through December 31, 2023, the Community Impact program will focus on support for:
- Programming and Small Capital Needs – Strengthen your nonprofit’s ability to serve its clients and achieve its mission.
- Leadership Development – Participate in a year-long experience to improve your critical thinking and communications skills, grow your knowledge of all aspects of nonprofit operations, and improve your ability to work collaboratively and problem solve within a team.
- Digital Marketing – Work with an expert to analyze your website and social media efforts and implement improvements.
- Fundraising – Build skills to achieve your fundraising goals through educational sessions and personalized coaching.
To help nonprofits build the capacity required to adapt to a changing ecosystem and maximize their ability to achieve their missions.
Geographic scope: Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County, or the city of Ripon
Contact: Amy Putzer, [email protected] or 920-426-3993
nonprofit resilience priorities
Programming and Small Capital Needs – Support for programs or one-time capital expenses that will help a nonprofit better meet the needs of our communities and achieve its mission. Learn more and apply by June 16, 2023.
Leadership Development – Nonprofits located in the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation service area can now apply to be part of the 2024-25 cohort of the Nonprofit Leadership Institute offered by the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative. This year-long learning experience is led by content experts in leadership, governance and board effectiveness, financial management, fundraising, human resources, marketing and communications, and ethics. The program is designed for new or seasoned executive directors, or senior leaders within nonprofits with at least one paid staff person and an annual budget of $250,000 or more. The Community Foundation will provide scholarships for up to four leaders to participate. A co-investment of $1,500 is required from each participating nonprofit. Learn more and apply by January 26, 2024.
Digital Marketing – Support from digital marketing experts retained by the Community Foundation to employ online marketing tactics to amplify your mission, encourage donations, attract volunteers, and help your organization grow. Organizations can apply to receive a brand audit and recommendations to help identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement along with up to 80 hours of service provision. Learn more and apply by July 14, 2023.
Fundraising – Support to achieve your fundraising goals by efficiently using your time and existing resources, including board members and other volunteers. Organizations can apply to have two individuals (staff and/or board members) build skills by participating in the No More Duct Tape Fundraising School, which includes personalized coaching. Learn more and apply by December 15, 2022.
View stories about past Community Impact grants
Grants Awards – Spring 2019
Grant Awards – Fall 2018
Grant Awards – Spring 2018
2017 Impact Report – Neighbor Ed + Family Literacy
Grant Awards – Fall 2017
WHAT WE DO NOT FUND
- Expenses incurred before the grant award
- Annual fund drives, fundraising events or endowment-building campaigns
- Debt reduction or retirement
- Religious organizations for sacramental or theological purposes
- Political or lobbying activities
HOW TO APPLY | ACCESS SAVED APPLICATION
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