The Ripon Area United Way is currently accepting applications to request funds from agencies that serve Ripon and surrounding areas.  More than 20 organizations and programs are currently United Way partners in Ripon proving everything from pre-school programs to after-school activities, emergency help in times of disaster, free books for young children in the community, child car seat safety inspections, employment and other support for persons with differing abilities, and more.


If your agency works to make Ripon a better and healthier place to live and work we invite you to submit an application.  For an application click on "Grant Application" near the top of this page.  


Applications are due no later than May 29, 2015 for the 2015-2016 funding cycle. 


For more information contact Jeff Puhlmann-Becker, president, at 920-229-4501 or

At their regular monthly meeting the Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September and October "United Way Months" specifically recognizing the work of the Fond du Lac Area and Ripon Area United Ways.

Gallagher's to Host Kick-off Reception

Gallagher's Restaurant on Watson Street in Ripon will be hosting the annual kick-off event on Thursday September 25th from 5:00 to 6:30.  This event is open to the public - and all are welcome!  


Deb Rogers and the staff at Gallagher's will be serving up a wonderful assortment of hors d'oeuvers with a complimentry glass of wine, beer, or soda (cash bar available for mixed drinks) in the tradition of warm hospitality Gallagher's has already established in the community. A suggested donation of $10 wil lsupport the mission and work of United Way in the Ripon community.  


Come enjoy great food, great conversation, and great fun!

Ripon Area United Way Announces 2014-2015 Pacesetter

The Ripon Area United Way is pleased to announce that PolyOne and its employees and partners will serve as the pacesetter for this year's annual campaign.  PolyOne moved into Ripon when they acquired Spartech (formerly Creative Forming) last year and they were a big part of the success of the 2013-2014 campaign.


PolyOne runs a two week internal campaign with incentives and events to encourage employees' participation and generosity.  As a corporation and locally PolyOne has a strong commitment to United Way and views their participation as their corporate social responsibility to give back to the communities where they have a corporate presence.  During the 2013-2014 campaign year PolyOne raised and donated almost $1.4 million to United Way programs across the country.


While the pacesetter is always an important part of the campaign, the success of the campaign ultimately lies in the generosity of organizations and individuals and gifts big and small.  


Thanks to PolyOne which has agreed to be the catalyst for this year's campaign to ignite the generosity of the Ripon community!