FDL Area Women’s Fund Awards $30,000 In Grants

The Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund Board of Directors approved $30,000 in grant funding to 15 local nonprofit agencies to carry out programming that provides enhanced opportunities for women and girls throughout Fond du Lac County in 2022.

“Grantmaking to partner agencies is especially fulfilling for our agency, as it directly carries out our mission of facilitating bold change for Fond du Lac area women and girls,” said Executive Director Maria Turner. “Our
donors’ faith in our formal process of reviewing grantee programming, both during the application and interview process on the front end as well as the evaluation on the back end, ensures the highest quality of programming, while fostering a spirit of collaboration. Those elements combined truly make our community stronger.”

The following agencies have been awarded FDLA Women’s Fund grants in its 2021-22 grant cycle:
• ASTOP Inc. – $2,500 to its Prevention Education Program
• Badgerland Youth for Christ – $2,000 to its Parent Life Program
• Beacon House – $1,000 to its Recovery Study Supplies Project
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County – $1,500 to its Teen Group Project
• Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac – $2,000 to its SMART Girls Program
• Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac – $2,500 to its Friends, Fish & Feeling Part 2 Project to enhance the Fond du Lac County SPROUT partnership’s Parent Café Program
• Fond du Lac Adult Literacy Services – $2,500 to its Adult Literacy Training Program
• Girls on the Run – $2,500 to its Spring 2022 Positive Youth Development Program
• Goebel Family Foundation – $1,500 to its Women’s Empowerment Series Program
• Mahala’s Hope at Riley’s Ranch of Recovery – $2,000 to its Healing Through Reiki Project
• Marian University – $2,500 to its Working Families Program
• Moraine Park Technical College – $2,500 to its Student Emergency Fund
• Society of St. Vincent de Paul Fond du Lac – $2,500 to its Getting Ahead Program
• Solutions Center Shelter & Support Services, Inc. – $2,500 to its Emergency Financial Assistance Project.

All grant requests must meet criteria in supporting at least one of the FDLA Women’s Fund’s five foundational pillars of focus, which are: Economic Self-Sufficiency; Education; Health and Well-Being; Leadership
Development; and Safety, Dignity and Freedom from Violence.

Additionally, the Grants Committee encouraged partner agencies to consider diversity, equity and inclusion in development of their programs/projects, as part of the Board of Directors’ interest in being a local leader in this vein.

Since 2003, the FDLA Women’s Fund has granted $312,000 to support women and girls. Donations toward grantmaking are welcome and meet IRS tax-deductible status for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Send gifts to FDLA Women’s Fund, PO Box 1171, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1171 or donate online at www.fdlwomensfund.com.