Foundation Awards $85,000 In Local Grants

The Fond du Lac Area Foundation, the community’s center for
philanthropic empowerment and grant assistance, has awarded 31 grants totaling over $85,000 to nonprofit organizations through the Spring Grant Cycle.

Each of the 31 grants will uniquely support projects, programs, and organizational needs that focus on improving the quality of life in Fond du Lac County.

“Twice a year the Fond du Lac Area Foundation holds an open grant cycle for all 501(c)3 nonprofits in Fond du Lac County to submit for grant support. Our experienced board of directors reviews and directs
these grants to so many great organizations in our community,” said Fond du Lac Area Foundation Executive Director Joe Braun.

The following projects have been approved for funding from the Fond du Lac Area Foundation’s Spring Grant Cycle:

• Badgerland Youth for Christ: $5,000
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County: $5,000
• Blandine House: $1,000
• Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac: $5,000
• Broken Bread: $3,000
• Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac: $5,000
• City of Fond du Lac – Parks Division: $1,700
• Fond du Lac County Community Gardens: $2,785
• Fond du Lac County Historical Society: $2,500

• Fond du Lac Family YMCA: $5,000
• Fond du Lac Literacy Services: $2,500
• Friends of Women in Recovery – Beacon House: $1,250
• Women’s Empowerment Series: $1,000
• Gratitude Club: $4,000
• Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County: $3,000
• Healing Paws: $500
• Holy Family Catholic Community – Blessed Bites: $5,000
• Junior Achievement of Wisconsin (Winnebago Area): $1,500
• Marsh Haven Nature Center: $1,000
• NAMI Fond du Lac: $5,000
• Salvation Army of Fond du Lac County: $5,000
• Society of St. Vincent de Paul: $4,000
• Solutions Center: $5,000
• South Shore Chorale: $2,000
• St. Peter Athletic Club: $2,500
• The ARC Fond du Lac: $3,000
• United for Diversity: $1,000
• Women’s Chorus: $2,000

All 501(c)3 organizations in Fond du Lac County were eligible to apply for funding of up to $5,000. Applications were due in January 2021 for evaluation at the Fond du Lac Area Foundation’s Spring meeting of the Board of Directors. Grant awards were confirmed to the benefitting nonprofits in April.

The Foundation’s all-encompassing grant initiatives help connect residents to their community and knits the Fond du Lac region together. Since inception in 1975, the Fond du Lac Area Foundation has disbursed more than $24 million in grant awards to support local initiatives.

Braun stated “Each year, between our general and impact grant cycles, we are able to direct more than $450,000 to the Fond du Lac community.” To learn more about grant opportunities at the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, visit