Financial Stability

Imagine a community that fosters hope and opportunity for everyone — a community where people reach financial stability and lead productive lives.

Oshkosh Area United Way understands the local economy and works with individuals, employers, and the government to create a stronger community. Not only do we ensure individuals and families have access to basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter, but we also reduce dependence on social service programs, improve employability, and provide steps to a living wage for all of our community’s residents. Through our collective efforts, individuals experience success, families become stronger, and our community sees the benefits of a better quality of life.

Our Goals

Provide funding to programs that increase the number of adults and families who:

  • Are able to meet their basic needs of food and shelter
  • Gain educational and/or training skills to secure and maintain employment that offers a family-sustaining wage
  • Have access to high quality, free or low-cost legal services
  • Save for and build assets like a home or postsecondary education

Investment Areas

  • Adult learning
  • Day Care Services
  • Disaster Response (Basic Needs, Temporary Shelter)
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Financial Capability
  • Food Security
  • Housing and Home Ownership
  • Legal Aid
  • Older Adult Support and Independence (Financial Stability)
  • Reducing Barriers to Employment
  • Respite
  • Transportation

What We Fund

Check out our investments 

Community Initiatives