Our Mission

We bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support nonprofits in our communities. 

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works with hundreds of donors who wish to invest in the future of our community.

Since 1928, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has helped donors turn their charitable investments into projects that add energy and vitality to our community. Serving Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County, and the city of Ripon, the Foundation strives to advance the community’s quality of life and capacity for excellence.


Our mission is simple: to strengthen our communities.

We accomplish this through:

  • Bringing together leadership and funding to engage the community by coordinating local change efforts, engaging citizens, and bringing diverse voices and views together to address current and emerging needs
  • Collaboration and partnership with donors or others to ensure lasting impact and to improve quality of life for perpetuity
  • Stewarding the funds of our donors and connecting them to important projects in our community in order to see their philanthropic dreams come to life



Our Values


    Provide active, inspired and future-oriented collaborative approaches.


    Earn trust and confidence through honesty, fairness and credibility.


    Invite, include and inspire others to work in common purpose.


    Achieve donor objectives through open, thoughtful and accountable actions.