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384 N. Main Street - Suite 4Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Disaster Relief Fund

Apply for a Grant


All nonprofit agencies in Fond du Lac County are eligible to apply for grant funding from the Disaster Relief Fund. A brief application must be completed and submitted by mail to Fond du Lac Area Foundation, 384 N. Main Street - Suite 4, Fond du Lac, WI 54935 or emailed to info@fdlareafoundation.com.


The Fond du Lac Area Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund was created in 2008, and is set in action only in response to extreme circumstances, such as natural disasters and community crises. 

As our community and its most vulnerable populations are facing the effects of COVID-19, the Fond du Lac Area Foundation provides an opportunity for the public to give with the reassurance their donations will be used to move resources to where they are most needed and to adapt to the evolving needs of Fond du Lac County nonprofit organizations. 

As we make supporting our most vulnerable populations the top priority in this unprecedented time, there is no administrative fee for donating to the Disaster Relief Fund, though donors making a credit card contribution have the opportunity to increase their gift amount to cover the credit card processing fee.  

The Disaster Relief Fund will first focus on disproportionately affected communities by addressing economic needs and the health impact on vulnerable populations caused by COVID-19 related closures and other impacts of the outbreak. The long-term application of the fund will focus on additional needs that will inevitably arise. This long-term recovery work will be ongoing and it is the intent that this fund will continue to grow and serve as a source that can be activated quickly in the face of whatever the next disaster may be.

Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund

Donations can be made online at https://fdlareafoundation.com/donate.html by selecting the Disaster Relief Fund in the dropdown box or by mailing a check with Disaster Relief Fund on the memo line to Fond du Lac Area Foundation, 384 N. Main Street - Suite 4, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.

Thank you to our partners

We give special thanks to the following Fond du Lac Area Foundation fund holders for providing matching gift incentives during COVID-19:

  • Jo Ann Ward Fund ($2,000)
  • Society Insurance Charitable Fund ($10,000)