• Providing scholarships
  • Supporting charitable purposes
  • Funding education projects


The Federated Youth Foundation is pleased to once again offer the Charles Van Sickle Endowment Scholarship in 2021. This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a pre-law or law student who has an interest in cooperative law. The scholarship is made possible by an endowment established in 2013 to honor Wisconsin’s renowned electric cooperative lobbyist and attorney, the late Charles Van Sickle. The scholarship will be awarded during the Spring 2021 semester.
All applications are due at the Federated Youth Foundation office no later than April 2, 2021. Applications received after April 2, 2021 will not be considered.
Send applications to: Federated Youth Foundation, PO Box 148, Baraboo, WI 53913-0148.


Members are the reason why we exist. We act as a trustee and efficient manager of foundation funds providing for investment growth within a reasonable secure investment policy, receive gifts and donations from individuals and cooperatives and foster statewide education programs.


Promote education of youth through awarding of scholarships and support communities through charitable giving.


We strive to provide services that exceed member expectations. Our core values include accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. We will be good stewards of foundation funds.

The Federated Youth Foundation (FYF) is a Wisconsin nonprofit organization, exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. FYF is here to serve your cooperative, credit union, or mutual organization if operating in the state of Wisconsin. Contributions received from Foundation members are accounted for separately under the name of that cooperative, except for that portion of a contribution the donor places in a general fund, known as the Cooperative Education and Training Fund.

Your cooperative has the right to forfeit its unclaimed funds for use in your community or for worthy statewide causes. Has your cooperative been exercising this right?

If not, the Federated Youth Foundation (FYF) can assist you with the procedure necessary to take advantage of this opportunity, and will, at nominal costs, administer your funds and distribute them at your request for scholarships or charitable purposes.

Federated Youth Foundation is a vehicle for receiving unclaimed property, gifts, and donations from individuals and cooperatives, credit unions, and mutual insurance companies.

The Foundation is governed by a board of seven directors, elected by the membership. Funds are invested with BMO Wealth Management and Homestead Funds. Earnings are used to pay administrative expenses. Remaining earnings are allocated to the Cooperative Education and Training Fund to fund special projects approved by the board to foster statewide cooperative education efforts up to $20,000 AND the rest is allocated to member accounts based on average quarterly balances.


Ethan Giebel, Executive Director
Federated Youth Foundation
PO Box 148
Baraboo, WI 53913-0148
(608) 548-2818 or EMAIL

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