Tag: Oshkosh

Nonprofits Struggle Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 by

If a nonprofit organization is going to fulfill its mission, it needs a sustainable business model. This was always a challenge, but COVID-19 has upped the ante, leaving the health of many organizations in jeopardy. Findings from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation’s Pandemic Recovery Nonprofit Survey explored what it will take for agencies to recover, […]

Mental Health Needs in a New COVID-19 World

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 by

Stressed about whether it is safe for your kids to go back to school? Lonely from physical distancing? Worried that a loved one in a nursing home might get sick? The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental health in ways small and large. Children, however, may be at particular risk. Living in a world that […]

Grants from Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund Help Keep Families in Their Homes

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 by

Launched jointly by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area United Way, the Oshkosh COVID-19 Relief Fund has been supporting efforts to keep residents experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis in their homes and provide people experiencing homelessness with round-the-clock emergency shelter. “The 2018 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) study showed […]

Oshkosh Foundation awards $231,650 in Scholarships to High School Graduates

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded 181 scholarships totaling $231,650 to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual virtual school ceremonies in May. A grand total of $387,420, was awarded to over 300 students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($47,570), Neenah Joint […]

Helping All Pets Be at Their Best

Posted on Oct 7, 2019 by

By Cari Tetzlaff, Behavioral Department Manager, Oshkosh Area Humane Society  Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) is very excited to announce the launch of our new behavioral department, generously supported by a $7,500 Community Impact Grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. These new services will help us educate individuals to restore and enhance the bond […]

Memory Care Respite is Where New Memories are Made

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 by

By Colleen Harvot, Director of In-Home Care at Valley VNA Senior Care I am very fortunate to be part of Memory Care Respite Partners, a twice-monthly program in Oshkosh. It’s ironic that a program developed for people and families experiencing memory loss has proven itself so successful at making new memories. Every time I participate […]

Growing a Legacy

Supporting the organizations and programs you care about most doesn’t have to end after you’re gone. In fact, your giving can increase and make an even greater impact. In 2008, John and Valois Williams could have never imagined what their impact on education at Lourdes Academy would be after establishing the John E. and Valois […]

Fostering Creativity with Arts Integration

GOAL Expand educational opportunities, foster creativity and enhance academic experiences for youth in our communities. CHALLENGE Finding new ways to incorporate the arts into education has become increasingly difficult due to decreased funding for the arts in school as well as new teachers leaving the profession. SUCCESS ArtsCore Partnership A new and innovative partnership between […]

Improving Lives – One Dog at a Time

GOAL Develop pathways for individuals to secure economic stability and opportunity. CHALLENGE More than one out of four people who served time in prison and were released are looking for work but cannot find a job. SUCCESS Journey Together Service Dog Finding employment after incarceration can be very difficult for those seeking to turn their […]

Together We Rise

GOAL Strengthen Oshkosh area housing continuum. CHALLENGE The City of Oshkosh has only 15 units of transitional or permanent supportive housing to help stabilize families living situations so that they can more easily access resources and opportunities to help them improve their quality of life. SUCCESS RISE 2.0 Her mother lived in poverty. Her grandmother […]