Green Lake County & Ripon Community Foundation

The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation is a permanent endowment fund for the communities of Green Lake, Ripon, Princeton, Markesan and Berlin. As an affiliate of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation provides a vehicle for local residents to make tax-deductible gifts to forever benefit their local communities for good, for ever.

View the Green Lake County / Ripon Community Foundation brochure

Board of Directors

  • Janis Edwards, Berlin
  • Larry Behlen, Green Lake (President)
  • Lyle Plagenz, Markesan
  • Robert Eidahl, Berlin
  • Barb Evensen, Ripon
  • Mark Judas, Princeton
  • William Neill, Ripon
  • Steve Sorenson, Ripon
  • Jeff Liddicoat, Ripon


Donating online is simple, convenient and safe. You can be assured that your personal information will not be compromised.

Donate Online

If you’re more comfortable sending us your contribution, please mail it to:

Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation
230 Ohio Street, Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI 54902


Individuals, families and organizations establish charitable funds with us to give back to the community in ways that help others today and for future generations. It’s easy to start a fund to reflect your own charitable interests with a gift of cash, stock, real estate or almost any asset. Or donate to an existing fund that supports something you’re passionate about.

Acorn Funds

Community Impact Funds

Designated/Agency Funds

Donor Advised Funds

Field of Interest Funds

Scholarship Funds

Special Project Funds


Charitable funds within the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation have awarded more than $1,000,000 in grants since the Foundation was established in 2000. Most grants are awarded through funds that support specific charitable organizations or causes or funds where the donors recommend recipients.

Several competitive grant opportunities are available for charitable organizations serving residents of the greater Green Lake area.


While some donors create scholarship funds that emphasize a student’s academic ability or financial need, others focus on graduates from particular high schools, students heading for a specific college or those pursuing a given field of study or particular co-curricular activity. The choices are as wide open as a graduate’s prospects.

To view scholarship opportunities benefiting area graduates, visit our scholarship website Fox River Scholarship Center.