Community Investment Fund Receives Innovation Award

Destination Door County’s Community Investment Fund was honored with an Innovation Award at the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism, March 12, held in Lake Geneva.

The Innovation Award is presented to a business or community that has demonstrated outstanding initiative through the implementation of new strategies that positively impact their organization and destination. 

Destination Door County’s (DDC) initiative utilizes room tax dollars generated by overnight visitors to Door County to fund projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life for residents and workers, while simultaneously enriching the visitor experience. 

“Our groundbreaking Community Investment Fund embodies our commitment to enhancing both resident livelihoods and visitor experiences, said Julie Gilbert, DDC CEO & president. “This accolade reflects the dedication and creativity of our team and our ongoing efforts to enhance the visitor experience while supporting the local community.”

Eligible Community Investment Fund applicants include Door County-based 501(c)(3) public charities, 501(c)(6) organizations, and local units of government. Since its launch in 2023, the Community Investment Fund has granted $1,204,952 toward 24 different projects across the peninsula.

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