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 known as Lauree’s Trail.
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How do you honor a person, who played such a critical role in a community, and was taken too soon from it? Jerry Specht answered that question when he, Ken Bates, Boni Jensen, and the community of Green Lake, established the Charlie Marks Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation to honor Charlie […]
Jason Breaker knew that there were some internet connection gaps in his rural community of Markesan, WI, but after the Covid-19 pandemic closed schools and businesses, he realized internet access was severely limited. As the Elementary Principal and District Administrator for the Markesan Public School District, Breaker discovered that many students were unable to attend school virtually.
Jake’s Diapers has partnered with the Green Lake County Health and Human Services Department, Bella Medical Clinic, and the Children’s Wisconsin Start Right Home Visitor program to get free diapers into the hands of those who need them the most.
ADVOCAP, a nonprofit organization creating opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency, has faced many challenges due to COVID. Their work revolves around one-on-one support for people interested in finding affordable housing, accessing education and job opportunities, and seeking emergency financial assistance. Like others, ADVOCAP has changed their approach to engaging […]
During times of crisis, our communities must come together to ensure the basic needs of people are met, including shelter, clothing, water, and food. Thanks to a collaboration between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, many communities in Wisconsin received a helping hand in getting food out to individuals […]
Childcare providers are a backbone of our community. Right now, they are making it possible for parents with essential jobs—healthcare workers, grocery clerks, production workers, and cleaning staff—to work on the frontlines by teaching and caring for our region’s youngest learners while complying with increased social and health regulations. Thirty-nine percent of frontline workers in […]
The COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has been supporting local nonprofits focused on hunger relief and emergency assistance funding for residents experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19. Starting in June, the Relief Fund has been coordinating regular USDA Farmers to Families drive-thru food distributions in partnership with Feeding […]
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has established a relief fund to help nonprofit organizations in the Green Lake area impacted by the coronavirus. Initial funding for the COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund was generously donated by The McConnell Family Foundation. “The effects of COVID-19 are widespread. Our family of businesses has been greatly affected,” […]
By Jason Presto, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area We all remember our first jobs. (Mine was as a grocery store stock boy.) This summer, 15 teens experienced the challenge and joy of earning a paycheck as part of the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area’s new Teens 2 Work […]