Fondy 100 Gives: Celebrating $127,500 in Grants Awarded

Fond du Lac, Wis. (November 1, 2021):


Fondy 100 Gives, a program of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, is proud to announce that it has achieved a significant milestone by awarding 17 grants totaling $127,500 to Fond du Lac County since its inception in July 2017. This achievement showcases the incredible dedication and generosity of the program’s 100 community minded members who are committed to supporting local nonprofit agencies and their immediate project and program needs.

Over the last four years, Fondy 100 Gives has witnessed the transformative impact of its grants on numerous projects in the community. The program has not only benefited the recipients but has also served as a source of inspiration for its members. Joe Braun, previous Executive Director of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, expresses his awe at the progress made, stating:

“It is amazing to see what has transpired over the last four years. From the number of nonprofit projects that have seen an immediate and positive impact to the number of members who have been a part of Fondy 100 Gives. It is truly humbling for the Fond du Lac Area Foundation to be a part of this journey. We are excited to see what the future holds for the program and our local nonprofits.”

Below are the following nonprofit organizations that have received grants from the Fondy 100 Gives since July 2017:

July 2017: Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund

October 2017: Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac

January 2018: Salute the Troops

April 2018: Family Resource Center

July 2018: The Treffert Center

October 2018: YMCA Youth in Government

January 2019: Women’s Empowerment Series

April 2019: Fish for Kids

July 2019: Sabish Elf Program

October 2019: Fondy Cares

January 2020: James House Ministry

July 2020: Marsh Haven Nature Center

October 2020: The Charity Club of Fond du Lac

January 2021: Sandi Paws

April 2021: Holyland Food Pantry

July 2021: Fond du Lac STEM Academy

October 2021: Fond du Lac Soccer Associate

What sets Fondy 100 Gives apart is its unique funding model.

Every dollar of the $127,500 in grant awards to date has been exclusively funded by the program’s 100 members. As a members-only initiative with a maximum enrollment capacity of 100, each participant contributes quarterly dues of $100. With 100 members on board, each funded project receives a grant of $7,500 and an additional $2,500 is allocated to build the Fondy 100 Gives Endowment Fund for future community projects.

Every three months, Fondy 100 Gives members have the opportunity to learn about local nonprofit projects through presentations given by three representatives. Each presenter has five minutes to share their project’s vision and impact, followed by a five-minute question-and-answer session. After the live presentations, members cast anonymous votes for the project they believe should be funded. The project that receives the most votes is announced immediately.

Fondy 100 Gives has proven to be powerful force for positive change in Fond du Lac County. With the unwavering support of its 100 members, the program has made a significant impact on local nonprofit agencies and their initiatives.

If you are inspired by the work of Fondy 100 Gives and wish to become a member, you can contact the Fond du Lac Area Foundation at 920-921-2215. For more information, feel free to email or visit the program’s website at You can also follow Fondy 100 Gives on Facebook at