Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation awards $47,820 in scholarships

The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $47,820 in scholarships to 29 Omro High School graduates. A community based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and community involvement. Samantha Anderson: $1,000 – Gene Giddings Scholarship Rachel Beck: $1,000 – Don & […]

Ripon Education Foundation awards $27,500 in scholarships

The Ripon Education Foundation has awarded a total of $27,500 in scholarships to 21 Ripon High School graduates. A community based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement. Emily Edinger; $500 – Ripon Education Foundation Lottery Scholarship Artesa Elliott: $1,000 – Gib Stoeberl Scholarship […]

Foundation awards Winneconne students $41,000 in scholarships

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation has awarded a total of $41,000 in scholarships to 35 Winneconne High School graduates. Students received scholarships May 12 during the presentation ceremony. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement: Aiden Arbaugh: $500 – Harvey J. & […]

Showing Pride: Winneconne Welcome Signs

When entering a town, welcome signs are usually the first thing visitors see. Through careful deliberation, Winneconne’s Beautification Committee recently picked a new sign that incorporates the town’s new bridge design, features simple and elegant colors, and is maintenance free. A $1,500 Community Impact grant from the Winneconne Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the […]

Achieving Equity: Vaccination Rates

COVID-19 vaccine distribution is picking up speed in many places. With a plentiful supply of vaccine, there will be more urgency to persuade those reluctant to accept it. In September 2020, 49% of Americans told the Pew research group they probably or definitely wouldn’t take the vaccine. By February, that number had fallen to 30%. […]

Building Community: Rock the Block

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Rock the Block will roll into the River East neighborhood in Oshkosh this summer with its volunteer-powered home repair program. Launched locally in 2019 by Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh in partnership with Oshkosh Health Neighborhoods and the City of Oshkosh, the Rock the Block program creates a sense of neighborhood.

Strengthening Nonprofit Effectiveness

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The Community Foundation spent a lot of time during the last year talking to our nonprofit partners and learning about their challenges, innovations, and outright determination in weathering the pandemic. Two frequently recurring words dominated these conversations: technology and fundraising.

Supporting the New Norm of Virtual Learning

For the unforeseeable future, students in the Oshkosh Area School District will conduct their learning virtually. In response, the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh and the Oshkosh Community YMCA have created learning pods at their locations, allowing more than 300 students access to computers, while learning and playing at a safe distance from each […]