Oconomowoc Area Foundation
Nonprofit Service Club or Organization
The Oconomowoc Area Foundation was founded by local leaders in 2002 to offer opportunities for area residents to provide lasting support for local charitable causes. Each year, the foundation awards grants focusing on priorities for improving the Oconomowoc area, including caring for children, families, and the elderly, developing youth, helping those in need, preserving the environment through conservation, restoration, and education, and enriching the community culturally and economically.
Since its inception, the OAF has awarded four million dollars to more than 100 area nonprofit organizations. In 2021, the OAF awarded $336,000 in grants to 27 nonprofit organizations impacting the greater Oconomowoc community, including Best Buddies, Blessings in a Backpack, Community Smiles Dental, ERAs Senior Network, Family Promise of Waukesha County, Friends of Imagination Station, Friends of Oconomowoc Parks & Trails including Rockwell Park, Gals on the Go Project, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Junior Achievement, Lake Area Free Clinic, LifeStriders Therapeutic Riding Center, NAMI Southeast Wisconsin, Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra, Oconomowoc Police Dept. Body Cams, Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund, Oconomowoc Silver Streak, Oconomowoc Skatepark, SOFA Inc.-Saving Others For Archie, The Oasis Project, The Women's Center, Tricia's Troops, Wildlife in Need Center, Wisconsin Parkinson Association, Your Choice to Live Inc., and Zachariah's Acres.