FSP Spotlight: The Cheeseletes

Aug 31, 2022

The Cheeseletes, a fiscally sponsored program of United Charitable, are committed to continuing the legacy of the cheese legends who built the American cheese industry and pursued its improvement and growth. By organizing fun community fundraising events benefitting the cheese industry’s educational non-profits, The Cheeseletes empower young cheese professionals looking to further their education and experience in the cheese world.

Like their impact, The Cheeseletes’ annual fundraising event, The Cheeseletes 5k, is nationwide! The Cheeseletes 5k has been held in De Moines, Iowa, Denver, Colorado, Pittsburgh, PA, Richmond, VA, Portland, Oregon, and virtually. The annual event brings the community together to support the mission of The Cheeseletes. Smiles, passion for the American cheese industry, and hilarious costumes abound. The Cheeseletes create and promote their event and have participants register using RunSignUp, a strategic partner of United Charitable.

Funds raised, including those through the Cheeseletes 5k, help to support the projects of The Cheeseletes. These include the Cheese Culture Coalition, a grassroots organization of women to promote equity and inclusion within the cheese industry by empowering BIPOC communities through education, and their upcoming ‘Back in the Vat’ grant program, a grant opportunity for American cheese professionals to experience an all-expenses paid in-person educational experience, up to $2,000 each. 

United Charitable is honored to be the Fiscal Sponsor of The Cheeseletes. If you would like to learn more about the program, please visit their website at: https://www.thecheeseletes.org.

Cheeseletes 5k 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA

Cheeseletes 5k 2017 in Denver, Colorado

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