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Oconomowoc Area Foundation


Nonprofit Service Club or Organization

About Us

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 $4.7 million to 125 area nonprofit organizations. In 2023, the OAF awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to 32 nonprofit organizations impacting the greater Oconomowoc community, including Addiction Resource Council, Best Buddies, Blessings in a Backpack, City of Oconomowoc’s Oz Plaza, Eras Senior Network, Family Promise of Waukesha County, Family Service of Waukesha County, Gals on the Go Project, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Journey21, Lake Area Club, Lake Area Free Clinic, LifeStriders Therapeutic Riding Center, Moms Mental Health Initiative, Moonlit Movies, OCD Wisconsin, Oconomowoc Area Senior Center, Oconomowoc Arts Center, Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra, Oconomowoc Community Choir, Oconomowoc Scholarship Fund, Oconomowoc Silver Streak, SecureFutures Money Path with OHS, Society of St. Vincent de Paul-St. Jerome, Tall Pines Conservancy, The Box Theatre, The Oasis Project, The Women's Center, Tricia's Troops, Waukesha County Community Dental, Wildlife in Need Center, and Zachariah's Acres.