Older Adults



To support charitable projects that benefit the elderly in the Oshkosh area.
Geographic scope: Oshkosh area
Range of grantmaking: Up to $5,000 with occasional larger grants for capital projects
Grant application deadline: November 1, 2023
Grant decisions: December
Contact: Amy Putzer, [email protected] or 920-426-3993


As the population of older adults in our community grows, additional resources will be required to support their specialized needs. Grants from the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocates for Older Adults Fund, a field of interest fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, are targeted to help nonprofit organizations provide services to benefit the elderly in the Oshkosh area. Eligible proposals will:

  • Serve adults age 55 or older in the Oshkosh area
  • Help adults in economic need and that are socially isolated
  • Improve the health and well-being of older adults in our community

Preference will be given to projects or programs that serve larger numbers of older adults and can demonstrate the impact of prior grants from the Ladies Benevolent Society Fund. Grant awards will not typically support staffing expenses (i.e., salary or benefits).

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IMPORTANT: The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has transitioned to a new and improved grants management system so you will need to select the Create New Account option when attempting to access the online grant application form. Your previous portal login information will not work in the new system.

  1. PREVIEW the grant application questions.
  2. Submit online grant application form before the application deadline. All applications MUST be submitted online.
  3. Provide any additional supporting documentation that is requested after your application undergoes an initial review.