Oshkosh Area United Way (OAUW) awards more than 40 community programs with the annual United Way Community Investment grant including four new programs that address the growing needs in Oshkosh and surrounding communities.

The Community Investment grants are funded by the annual OAUW community campaign and look to move the needle in areas of mental health, early childhood development, and steps to a living wage. The grant process is available to programs serving residents in the Oshkosh and surrounding communities that offer programming in these impact areas.

Each impact area is overseen by a volunteer committee that reviews and interviews each program applying to ensure that the applicant has measurable outcomes and strong financials. Over 40 volunteers are involved in the Community Investment Grant process, giving about 1,000 hours of their time to the community. OAUW is grateful to those community members who continue to lead this process and ensure that donations are allocated to those programs making the most impact in the Oshkosh community.

Oshkosh Area United Way is proud to announce 2022 funding to the following local programs:

Skills Enhancement ProgramADVOCAP
Homeless Job PlacementADVOCAP
Oshkosh Area Home Delivered MealsADVOCAP
Mentor 2.0Big Brothers Big Sisters
Youth Mentoring ProgramsBig Brothers Big Sisters
Back to School FairBack to School Fair
Radford KidsBoys & Girls Club of Oshkosh
Trees from Seeds Mental HealthBoys & Girls Club of Oshkosh
Great Futures Start Here MentoringBoys & Girls Club of Oshkosh
Empowerment AdvocacyChristine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
Emergency ShelterChristine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
Community EngagementCovey
Resource CoordinationDay by Day Warming Shelter
Home VisitsFamily Services of Northeast Wisconsin
Financial CounselingGoodwill Industries
MembershipGirl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes
Reaching OutGirl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes
Eviction and Homelessness PreventionLegal Action of Wisconsin, Inc
Making the Ride HappenLutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc.
Kids ProgrammingOshkosh Area Community Pantry
OFD Mental Health InitiativeOshkosh Area Fire Department
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)Oshkosh Area School District
Rise UpOshkosh Area School District
Summer ClimbOshkosh Area School District
Dolly Parton Imagination LibraryOshkosh Area United Way
Member ScholarshipsOshkosh Community YMCA
Food for AllOshkosh Food Co-Op
Bonus 10 Food Bucks ProgramOshkosh Saturday Farmers Market
EducationReach Counseling
CounselingReach Counseling
AdvocacyReach Counseling
Sexual Abuse Treatment ProgramReach Counseling
Solutions Recovery, Inc.Solutions Sober Living
Robert Glass Focus on the Children ProgramTri-County Dental
Growing ReadersUniversity of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
2-1-1United Way Fox Cities
Be Well Fox Valley Food As MedicineUnited Way Fox Cities
Road to WorkWinnebago Literacy Council

“We are grateful to the community partners who applied for funding, the volunteers who reviewed all the programs to make sure they were having an impact, and the community for supporting United Way to make this all happen,” said Jennifer Skolaski, Vice Chair of Community Impact. “It’s hard to make decisions when there are so many needs in our community, but we feel better when we have dedicated volunteers that are trying to help community partners leverage the great work they’re already doing. It’s inspiring to hear from agencies that are going above and beyond to help those that most need it, and the success stories of their hard work. In a year where we need it most, we’re appreciative that the community can work together to take care of one another.”

Oshkosh Area United Way will be accepting applications for the 2023 Community Investment Grant during the month of June 2022. The application is available to organizations serving the Oshkosh Area United Way’s service area that offer programming in mental health, early childhood development, and steps toward a living wage focus areas.

For more information on the above programs or the 2023 Community Investment Grant, contact the Oshkosh Area United Way at oauw@oshkoshunitedway.org. To continue your commitment to the Oshkosh community by donating to the 2022 campaign, visit www.oshkoshunitedway.org/donate.

Oshkosh Area United Way