Tag: Winnebago County

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%. […]

Bracing for Potential Eviction Wave

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by

Our communities have been bracing for a tidal wave of evictions now that federal and state eviction moratoriums have ended and the $600 a week boost to unemployment benefits has lapsed. So far, though, we have not seen this spike. In fact, year to date eviction filings in Winnebago County and the state for 2020 […]

Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Survey

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 by

By Lisa Strandberg, Project Director, Intersector A pilot wouldn’t fly a plane without consulting dashboard gauges. Unfortunately, many nonprofit leaders pilot their organizations without easy access to the information they need to stay on course. A free regional nonprofit compensation and benefits survey currently under way (Oct. 1-15) will give nonprofit leaders one more gauge on […]

Youth Mentoring Efforts Get Boost with Grant Funds

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by

Every child deserves a champion. Efforts to provide area youth with adult mentors will get a “shot in the arm” as a result of a new round of Basic Needs Giving Partnership grants. The grants, which were recently awarded by the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, will fund collaborative projects in Winnebago, Green Lake and Waushara […]

Diving Deeper Into Youth Suicide

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 by

By Beth Clay, executive director, N.E.W. Mental Health Connection, Inc. One in eight of our high school students in the Fox Valley are attempting suicide. The NEW Mental Health Connection, in partnership with United Way Fox Cities, is working hard to understand what is driving this alarming trend. Even with all the good work happening in our […]

Match grant to support addiction recovery

Over the past five years, the heroin epidemic has had a sweeping and impactful effect on many communities in Wisconsin. Recently, Winnebago County has been identified as having one of the higher overdose rates in the state. Support is growing for many organizations throughout the Fox Valley, and opportunities for treatment and continued sobriety support […]

Grant Helps Omro Restore Historic Masonic Temple

OSHKOSH, WI – The Masonic Temple in Omro’s nationally designated historic downtown is being renovated after Future Omro was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Over time, the Masonic Temple and other buildings like the Old City Hall Clock Tower have deteriorated, which community leaders say is affecting the integrity and […]