Building Lauree’s Trail

In 2008, Lauree Renaud dreamed of developing a network of safe walking and biking trails in Green Lake County that would connect area communities and the people in them. She soon founded a non-profit organization called Green Lake Greenways. Your Community Foundation helped the organization establish a fund for donors to support the project and develop what is now know as Lauree’s Trail.

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Celebrates 95 Years

Since 1928, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has helped individuals, families, agencies, and other non-profit organizations establish charitable funds that strengthen our communities. The Foundation started with ten innovative, forward-thinking business leaders who established the Foundation as a vehicle to support the future needs of Oshkosh. At the turn of the century the then “Oshkosh […]

Helping Our Tree Canopy Take Root

Meet the emerald ash borer, a tiny green beetle that has killed millions of ash trees throughout the northeastern United States and hundreds right here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This invasive insect entered Wisconsin in 2008 and arrived in Oshkosh by 2016. Nearly 600 ash trees have already been removed from the City of Oshkosh terraces […]

Teachers’ Closet Ensures Teachers Get Needed Supplies

Posted on Sep 29, 2022 by

The Teachers’ Closet Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation was established in order to ensure The Closet continues to receive funding, and carries on in perpetuity. As budgets have continued to tighten in schools, this is one way to alleviate some of the burden for teachers, who otherwise pay for classroom supplies themselves.

Using Music as a Teaching Tool

Posted on Sep 22, 2022 by

This school year, the fourth-grade curriculum within the Oshkosh Area School District featured a new unit called Full STEAM Ahead. STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Traveling Closet: More than Just Clothes

Posted on Aug 8, 2022 by

Each month during the school year, a large truck from the Community Clothes Closet in Menasha is filled with clothing, bedding, winter wear, and personal care items for its visit to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh.  Students referred by OASD school social workers shop at the Traveling Closet, and everything is free of charge.

Badger Mining Corporation Awards $30,000 in Scholarships

The Badger Mining Corporation recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to three high school seniors. Eligible students for the scholarship must be attending a 4-year college or university, as well as pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Environmental Science. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Congratulations to the following students for receiving the 2022 […]

Oshkosh Foundation Awards $260,400 in Scholarships to High School Graduates

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling $260,400 to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual school ceremonies in May. A grand total of $446,650 was awarded to over 300 students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($58,200), Neenah Joint […]