The Federated Youth Foundation (FYF) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1971 to administer a trust that Wisconsin co-ops of all kinds, including electric co-ops, use to support a wide variety of community projects.

Funding comes from unclaimed capital credits—or patronage—from cooperatives of all sorts, and what we then do in turn is provide that money back to the communities where it came from. That is done in the form of scholarships, which are the biggest piece of it, but then also charitable giving in the form of gifts to police departments, libraries, all sorts of nonprofit organizations, food pantries, and the list goes on and on.

In fiscal year 2021-22, FYF funds provided for 644 college scholarships and 337 charitable contributions distributed in co-op communities throughout Wisconsin.


Rob Richard, Executive Director
Federated Youth Foundation
(608) 467-4649

Mailing Address:
Federated Youth Foundation
6405 Century Avenue, Suite 102
Middleton, WI 53562-2200

Associate Membership

Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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