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Grant History

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The Women's Fund granted out more than $41,000 to nine different organizations in the community. The programs receiving these funds include the following:

YMCA: Strong Moms

Strong Mom's is a free community program for working mothers. Monthly meetings include dinner, childcare, and informational workshops.

Winnebago County Literacy Council: Mother Read Early Childhood and Family Literacy Program

The English Language Learning (ELL) class is for low-income refugee mothers and their preschool children. WLCL teaches mothers how to read, write and speak English and help their child prepare for school in America.

Oshkosh Area Community Pantry: Coaching and Food Security

The OACP is broadening the services provided by merging the traditional pantry model with a model that supports client self-sufficiency. This new approach offered to new clients will join food resources with access to personal coaching. The coaching option helps clients identify and break down barriers that may be hindering their ability to become self-sufficient. This new model moves the pantry into the position of helping people solve their challenges versus just managing food security. 

Girls Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc.: Girl Scout Leadership Experience

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) will be available to nearly 550 girls in the Oshkosh area. GSNWGL will use the grant to develop high quality, structured after-school programming, with a goal of increasing Girl Scout membership by 1-2% in 2017; to place special emphasis on recruiting and retaining middle school girls to keep them actively engaged in Girl Scout programming; to launch a new Membership Engagement Initiative, which will provide Oshkosh area troop leaders with the training, tools, and resources they need to deliver the best possible Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh: Mental Health Support Group

Group for teen girls 13-18 years old who are girls of color who want to talk about different topics and how it effects them. The group will run a minimum 10 times and will be run by a woman of color from the community who has a background in running support groups or mental health. The girls will talk about mental health issues in a way that does not outwardly talk about mental health, discusses mental health in a culturally appropriate way and will provide them with a safe space to be open and share their feelings and opinions.

AAUW: Tech Savvy-WI 2017

To cover annual expenses for the AAUW Tech Savvy-WI STEM Conference.

UW Oshkosh Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement: Youth Career Exploration Programs

UW-Oshkosh's Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement Division hosts nine youth academies in four career areas: Radio/TV/Film, Crime Scene Investigation, Police, and Firefighting. This grant will provide scholarships for female youth of Winnebago County to attned the career exploration academies.

Reach Counseling Services: Protective Behaviors - Sexual Education and Prevention Programs

Support for the Sexual Prevention Education and Advocacy Program - Protective Behaviors that is offered in 36 elementary schools. Grant funds will provide a majority of the travel, supplies and printed materials.

Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.: Standing Strong

Program will assist survivors of domestic abuse in removing the barriers preventing them from achieving self-sufficiency through intensive planning, education, support and community referrals.


Past Grants:

The Women’s Fund strives every day to better our community in the most innovative and impactful way. Below you'll see a list of all past recipients of Women's Fund grants. This is a list of the women, men, children, family and friends we have helped by granting more than $1 million to our community. If there is an organization near and dear to your heart that is shown below, please call us at 920-426-3993 to discuss ways to fund them. Help us continue the journey toward $2 million granted to our community!

*The funds shown below are an attempt to display the most accurate list of grant recipients of the Women’s Fund thus far. Please note that if your organization is missing from this list, it is because of an unintentional error in pulling this report.*

ACES Xavier Educational System
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Wisconsin
Altrusa International Club of Oshkosh
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc.
American Red Cross in Northeast Wisconsin
Aurora Health Foundation
Bella Medical Clinic
Best Friends of Neenah Menasha
Bethel Foundation of Oshkosh, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, Inc.
Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation
Catholic Charities
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.
Clarity Care, Inc.
Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh, Inc.
Community Partners f/b/o WriteGirls
Day By Day Warming Shelter, Inc.
EAA Aviation Foundation
Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
First Congregational Church
First National Bank - Fox Valley
Focus on the Future
Fox Valley Technical College Foundation
Friends of the Oshkosh Seniors Center, Inc.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc.
Girls Organization-FOCUS
Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Inc.
Growing Oshkosh
H.O.P.E. Center For The Prevention of Child Abuse
Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. - Fox Cities & Oshkosh
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Ladies Benevolent Society
Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, Ltd.
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network
Leukemia Research Foundation
Living Healthy Community Clinic
Lourdes Academy
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
Marian College-Scholarships
Menasha, Town of Police Department
Mercy Health Foundation
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Moody Bible Institute
NAMI Oshkosh, Inc.
National Breast Cancer Research Center
NeighborWorks - Oshkosh
OASD-Oshkosh North High School
OASD-Oshkosh West High School
Oshkosh Area Community Pantry, Inc.
Oshkosh Area Humane Society, Inc.
Oshkosh Area School District
Oshkosh Area United Way
Oshkosh Community Players, Inc.
Oshkosh Community YMCA
Oshkosh Opera House Foundation
Oshkosh Police Department
Oshkosh Public Library
Oshkosh Seniors Center
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Oshkosh Teen Safe Rides
Planned Parenthood of WI, Inc.
Project Greenbox, Inc.
Reach Counseling Services
Self Sufficiency Project Profile
St. Norbert College
Stadtmueller-Kilp Scholarship Fund
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Take 5
The Paine Art Center and Gardens
The Service League of Oshkosh
Touch of Silver Twirling Corps, Ltd.
Tri-County Community Dental Clinic, Inc.
United Way Fox Cities, Inc.
UW Oshkosh Foundation, Inc.
UW-Madison Foundation
UWO-Head Start
Wave Robotics
Winnebago County Literacy Council
WINR, Inc.
Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts
Wisconsin Women’s Council
Wish Upon A Paw, Inc.
Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Women’s Funding Network
Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Inc.
Youth Go

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