Criteria and eligibility for competitive grant programs vary. Since the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation relies on community volunteers to make competitive funding recommendations, our main role is to help you navigate grant opportunities.

Our success relies on your success. We're here to work with you and help position your organization for the greatest chance to receive a grant award to support the important work you do. We encourage nonprofits to call to bounce ideas off of us, strategize on what initiatives to seek funding for, brainstorm possible program outcomes, or talk through challenges that are keep your organization from operating at its peak. That's not to say that we have all the solutions, but we might be able to point you to somebody who's uniquely positioned to help get you where you're trying to go.

Who May Apply
Tax-exempt organizations including charitable, scientific, social service, educational and religious organizations described in § 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code, as well as government agencies. Organizations that are not public charities may apply through a fiscal sponsor. Organizations must serve residents of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County, and/or the City of Ripon. We are unable to award grants to individuals, except in the case of scholarships, which typically are awarded directly to the educational institution on behalf of the student.

Upcoming Competitive Grant Deadlines

Application Guidelines and Forms
Each grant program has its own eligibility requirements, priorities, and grant application form. Please review the individual program guidelines (see list below) to determine if your organization and/or need is a fit for consideration. Don't hesitate to call the Community Foundation at (920) 426-3993 for help with the application process.

Basic Needs/Self-Sufficiency
Capital Campaigns
Celebrate Education Grants
Community Impact
Green Lake Basic Needs
Green Lake County Area United Fund
Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation
Older Adults
Oshkosh Funding Consortium
Ripon Fund
Rudoy Awards for Teaching Excellence
Winneconne Education Grants
Women's Fund
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