Boys & Girls Club Awarded Grant for Academic Programming

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded Boys and Girls Club of Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Children and Youth Fund, the John and Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund, the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund, and the Callsen Family Fund. This grant will be used to purchase supplies to assist the Boys and Girls Club in running their academic programming.

Every year the Boys & Girls Club of Door County has nearly 500 youth pass through its doors and between 180-200 every day. The Club works to provide programming to each of these children in order to help them achieve academic success, live healthier lives, and build good character and citizenship. With all of this activity, the Club uses a large amount of consumable supplies.

The Door County Community Foundation also awarded TJ Walker Middle School students a Youth as Resources Grant from the Service Club Coalition. This grant will be used to purchase supplies to make fleece tie blankets for residents of a long-term assisted living facility.

“Door County has an aging population and assisted living facilities create an environment and home for this elderly population,” said a student of Mr. Sigl’s homeroom class. “In order to help make these residents feel special we would like to make them a gift that is heartfelt and practical.”

They are just a few of the grants awarded by the Family of Funds at the Door County Community Foundation. For more information about various grant programs, visit

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