United Youth Advisory Board Awards $9,000 in Grants to Local Programs

Fond du Lac, Wis. (May 19, 2023):


The United Youth Advisory Board recently made a significant impact on the Fond du Lac community by awarding $9,000 in grants to several deserving local groups. These grants will help support youth-serving organizations and promote positive change within the county. With the support of the newly joined Exchange Club of Fond du Lac, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young individuals.

For over two decades, the Fond du Lac Area Foundation has been a steadfast partner in supporting the United Youth Advisory Board. Through their generous matching grant program, the Foundation has enabled the board to double their impact on youth-serving organizations throughout the county.

Let’s take a closer look at the programs that received grants and the collaborative efforts behind this initiative:


One of the highlighted beneficiaries of the United Youth Advisory Board grants is the captivating “Hope on The Block” display located at the Fond du Lac Public Library. This project, pictured, showcases the community’s resilience and optimism. The Fond Du Lac Area Foundation recognizes the importance of promoting hope and positive change, making the inclusion of this display in the grant allocation a meaningful contribution.

The United Youth Advisory Board also awarded the following 13 programs grants in 2023. These organizations and initiatives represent a diverse range of youth-serving causes that contribute to the betterment of the Fond du Lac community:

  1. Junior Master Gardeners
  2. Fondy CARES
  3. Fondy Food Pantry Food for Thought
  4. Sophia Transformative Leadership
  5. Solutions Center
  6. Big Brothers Big Sisters
  7. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  8. Arc Fond du Lac
  9. Hope on the Block
  10. Fond du Lac County Coordinated Family Services
  11. Consumer Credit Counseling
  12. Fond du Lac Rugby, Inc.
  13. WeEmpowerHer (formerly Women’s Empowerment Series)


The Fond Du Lac Area Foundation extends gratitude to Fondy High School, Horace Mann High School, St. Mary’s Springs, and Campbellsport High School for allowing their students to actively participate in the United Youth program. Additionally, we congratulate all the seniors who will be graduating soon and commend their commitment to learning about the health and human service network.


We would like to express a special thank you to Kailey Rhodes, the United Youth Coordinator from Holiday Automotive, for her dedicated time and guidance in helping the youth make challenging funding decisions. Furthermore, we recognize the individuals who attended the photo opportunity, including Nick Tiefke from Hope on the Block, Lori Burgess from the Fond du Lac Public Library, Kailey Rhodes, and United Youth Board Members Benjamin and Marianna Leventhal. Their collective efforts and unwavering support have made a significant difference in the success of the United Youth Advisory Board’s endeavors.

These recent grants will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the Fond du Lac community. By supporting these deserving programs, The Fond Du Lac Area Foundation aims to create a better future for the youth and foster a culture of unity and collaboration.