Ways To Give

Make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate or other assets to the Foundation. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law. The Foundation can help you integrate your financial planning with charitable giving. 


Donors who establish funds with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation during their lifetime receive the benefit of watching their philanthropic dollars at work. An outright gift accomplishes two important tax objectives: a charitable income tax deduction in the year of the gift and a reduction in gross estate for future tax purposes.


A bequest is often the simplest way for many donors to make a significant, lasting gift to their community. By naming the Foundation in your will or estate plan, you can create a named fund that will forever support the causes or organizations important to you. A bequest of 1 percent to 10 percent of your estate can dramatically reduce federal estate and inheritance taxes, with little or no impact on your heirs.

The Foundation advises consulting with a personal accountant, tax advisor, financial planner and/or lawyer to determine the form of giving that is best for you. 



I give to the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, a Wisconsin nonprofit public charity, (insert the percentage of your estate, trust, or a sum of money) OR (all my right, title, and interest in the following described property ________ ).

This gift is to be used for (specify purpose):

  • the community’s greatest needs
  • a specific organization
  • a field of interest such as arts, youth, or a geographic area
  • a scholarship

This gift will establish the ___________ Fund or be added to the (Name of the Fund) within the Foundation.


Director of Donor Services

[email protected]

(920) 426-3993

KAte Bahr Fuller 

Development and Donor Services Manager

[email protected]

(920) 426-3993