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  President’s Message: The gift of hope to our community

Our donors have invested wisely in the future of our communities.

Since 1928, the Foundation has helped turn their charitable investments into projects that add energy and vitality to our community with more than $80 million in grants. (Read More)

 
  Communities tackle weighty problem

Foundation a partner in Weight of the Fox Valley initiative

Did you know that 72 percent of adults living in Winnebago County are either overweight or obese? (Read More)

 
  Community Impact grants support 10 local projects, programs and initiatives

Ten local initiatives, projects or programs received a total $134,500 in grant funding from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation as a result of the Community Impact competitive grant cycle in fall 2014. (Read More)

 
  Tackling Wicked Problems: A deep dive into big issues

More than 150 members of our community gathered to take a deep dive into our community’s complex problems in January. (Read More)

 
  Bridging the gap to improve little ones’ literacy

Library uses charitable gifts to build upon programming

The link between reading skills and playing in the sand might not be obvious, but making that connection is exactly what the High Hopes Early Literacy Program does for children at the Oshkosh Public Library. (Read More)

 
  Former teacher leaves a legacy for students

IRA Rollover another tool for donors to give back

Mary Troudt remembers exactly how much she was paid for her first teaching job more than a half-century ago: $3,300 for nine months of instruction to 30-plus elementary students. (Read More)

 
  What to do about year-end giving

You’re likely reading this as a stack of envelopes is perched (or splayed) on top of your desk with “donation requests” written on top. (Read More)

 
  Gifts of appreciated stock

Charitable donations can be an important part of your tax strategy while also helping causes you care about. (Read More)

 
  IRA Charitable Rollover gifts allowed for 2014

The one-year tax extenders package, including the IRA Charitable Rollover provision, has been approved. The IRA Charitable Rollover extension will expire on Dec. 31, 2014. (Read More)

 
  Newly established funds

The following new funds were established from Aug. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2014, with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and the Foundation affiliates, including the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation, Winneconne Area Community Foundation and Women's Fund. (Read More)

 
  Nonprofit succession planning

From the Planned Giving Design Center

Charitable expert Sue McEntee of the Charitable Giving Resource Center discusses succession planning for charities — a topic we often hear for family businesses and other businesses. (Read More)

 
  The Legacy You Leave

From the Planned Giving Design Center

In this article, author Bruce DeBoskey delves into the issues of family legacy and the inter-generational transfer of values. One of the very best ways to achieve a meaningful legacy, he says, is to actively engage family members and others in thoughtful and effective philanthropy during one’s lifetime. (Read More)

 
  Interactive map shows how america gives

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy

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