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Directly across the street from Webster Stanley Elementary School is one of the best natural ice skating rinks you can find during the winter months in Oshkosh. It's Miller's Bay on the shores of Lake Winnebago. (Read More)



To all who have contributed to the Foundation and who share our mission to strengthen our communities, we say: Thank you. (Read More)

  2016 Quick Facts

Gifts to OACF: 6,056 totaling $5,431,502

Total Grants: $4,892,012

Number of funds comprising OACF: 835 (Read More)

  2016 Grant Highlights

This map highlights just a few of the FY2016 Grants that are making an IMPACT in areas served by the Foundation (Read More)

  Creating Connections

Girls Go Forward helps build strength among middle schoolers

Sixth graders Romey Harenburg and Molly Rohde started their middle school experience by taking a chance and signing up for Girls Go Forward, a new after school program at Oshkosh's Carl Traeger Middle School. Although unsure what it would be like, they knew it was just for girls and involved a little bit of classroom and a little bit of outdoor activity. (Read More)

  Mental Health Spotlight

During the past three years, OACF provided more than $1.4 million in grants to support projects and programs that address mental health and addiction. (Read More)

  Solutions 12 Step Recovery Club Fund

Creating hope for families coping with addictions.

"Recovery has always seemed to be something of an underground effort," says Todd Vander Galien, executive director of Solutions Recovery, Inc. (Read More)

  Honoring the Spirit Within

Oshkosh Nursing home a leader in dementia care.

Mary Lou Kriz remembers having conversations with her late husband, George, who would not recognize certain words that she would say. "We'd be talking and he would say, 'Oh, there's no such word,' " says Kriz. "It was usually just an ordinary word. I thought he was kidding me." (Read More)

  Gently Used Treasures Build Legacy

It seems inevitable that as the seasons change people decide a clean-out of their homes is in order; this is usually followed by a trip to the Saint Vincent De Paul Thrift & Furniture Store with donated goods. This generosity is a good thing for the community, says Saint Vincent De Paul Society Oshkosh Inc. President Roger Herold. (Read More)

  Older Adults Spotlight

In 2016, the OACF provided more than
$129,000 in support for the older adult population, including memory and dementia care. (Read More)


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