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Category: Philanthropy

  • Community Foundation Awards Grants

    The Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) has awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northeastern Wisconsin a $5,000 sustainability grant from the Door County Children and Youth Fund to enhance programming. BBBS programs match volunteer mentors with Door County youth to support healthy behaviors and decision-making, which lead to positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes. […]

  • Goal in Sight for Nicolet Beach Playground

    Launched in November 2021, the fundraising appeal for a new, all-inclusive playground at Nicolet Beach in Peninsula State Park has reached a new audience: 73% of the donors are first-time contributors to the Friends of Peninsula State Park, and their gifts account for about 53% of the funds raised. “While we have raised about 90% […]

  • 100+WWC Participates in Matching-Grant Program

    100+ Women Who Care of Door County (100+WWC), which has raised more than $270,000 during the past four years, has been invited to participate in a matching-grant program of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation (RMSFF), which offers the potential to raise an additional $20,000 to support area nonprofit organizations.  In 2022, the RMSFF grant […]

  • Rotary Interact Collecting Bikes for Refugees

    The YMCA Rotary Interact chapter is partnering with Catholic Charities of Green Bay to help provide bikes for Afghan refugees because 125 people in 20 families will be relocated to Brown County. To support this effort, donate bicycles in good working condition to Nor Door Sport & Cyclery in Fish Creek or Sturgeon Bay, or […]

  • Seventh Day Adventists Donate $20k to Those in Need

    The church board of the Sturgeon Bay Seventh Day Adventist church approved the distribution of $20,000 to aid organizations, and church members voted to select Neighbor to Neighbor, Door Community Child Development Center, Door-Tran, Lakeshore CAP and Green Bay’s Altrusa House. It also approved contributing to four statewide, four nationwide and four worldwide organizations that […]

  • Women’s Fund Seeks Grant Applicants

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is making a push for organizations to apply for its spring round of grants.  “Maybe it’s a bit of a COVID-19 hangover, but we haven’t received the number of grant applicants that we normally do,” said Women’s Fund board member Karen Peterson. “We want to get the word out […]

  • Lighthouse Tower Capital Campaign Closes

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) has announced that its $9.2 million capital campaign for the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower is officially closed.  Museum administrators learned in early February that its $1.75 million application to the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Tourism Capital Grants Program had been approved; then DCMM supporter David G. Hatch stepped […]

  • Death’s Door BBQ Donates

    Death’s Door BBQ recently presented donations to the Washington Island Community Health Program and Neighbor to Neighbor. Death’s Door BBQ chair Richard Jepsen (center) presented a $1,000 check to Christine Andersen (left), executive director of the Washington Island Community Health Program; and $1,000 to Neighbor to Neighbor representative Janet Hanlin (right).

  • Grants Awarded to Housing Partnership, Crossroads

    The Door County Housing Partnership (DCHP) recently received a grant for $5,000 from the Women’s Fund of Door County – a component fund of the Door County Community Foundation – for the Affordable Housing Home Collaborative Build.  DCHP is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to construct a home for a single mother and her four children. […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: The Problematic Shift from ‘We’ to ‘I’

    by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation  I read something truly fascinating the other day that is indicative of a troubling trend in our nation: During the past 50 years, in all the books published in the United States, the frequency of the word “I” has doubled. This fact comes from Robert […]

  • United Way Endowment Fund to Begin 2022 Granting Process

    Applications are now available for the 2022 United Way of Door County endowment fund grants. The organization’s board established this fund in 1997 to assist with the future financial stability of the organization and community. The amount available for calendar year 2022 is $10,000.     Proposals are awarded based on grant-application criteria. Specifically, the grant committee […]

  • Nominate Volunteers for Golden Heart Awards

    Celebrate our community’s many generous volunteers during the 20th annual Golden Heart Awards on April 6, 6 pm, when the ceremony will again be held virtually with limited in-person seating at the Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium. Nominations are being accepted until March 25 for the six award categories of adult volunteer, environmental stewardship, group […]

  • Women’s Fund Receives $100,000 Grant

    The Women’s Fund of Door County has received a $100,000 grant award from the Ford Foundation to collaborate with child care experts and community partners, including United Way of Door County, to identify and implement long-term solutions for the peninsula’s ongoing child care shortage. United Way is a recent recipient of a $3.5 million grant […]

  • Spectrum Awards $500 to Ephraim Fire Department

    Spectrum has donated $500 to the Ephraim Fire Department through its national Spectrum Employee Community Grants program. The funding will go toward updating equipment. “On behalf of the members of Ephraim Fire, we cannot thank Spectrum enough for selecting us to be one of their grant recipients,” said Justin MacDonald, fire chief of the Ephraim […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: Insights on Giving in Affluent Households

    by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation   For nearly a decade, the Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households has been conducted in partnership with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. It is the most comprehensive, longitudinal study of the giving habits of America’s wealthy families. The […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: Insights on Giving in Affluent Households

    For nearly a decade, the Bank of America Study of Philanthropy: Charitable Giving by Affluent Households has been conducted in partnership with Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. It is the most comprehensive, longitudinal study of the giving habits of America’s wealthy families. The study’s 2021 version was recently released and offered insights and […]

  • Kick Ash Gives Back During February

    Throughout February, Kick Ash Products will have valentine-themed boxes inside the store to receive donations for DOOR CANcer, HELP of Door County and the Ellie Helm Foundation in an effort to raise money for these organizations and give back to the community. In-store donations at 12001 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay can be made […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Donation from Nicolet Bank

    The Nicolet National Bank Foundation recently donated $500 to Neighbor to Neighbor, a local nonprofit that provides short-term medical-equipment loans, peer companions for homebound individuals, respite for family caregivers, and the Lemonade Club cancer-survivor support group. All services are provided free of charge. In 2021, Neighbor to Neighbor supported 1,654 individuals, saving them more than […]

  • Giving Circle Awards $12,000 to Sue Baldwin Fund

    The 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) of Door County giving circle met in January to recognize and award grants to local nonprofits. The Sue Baldwin Fund received the main award of $12,000 for the financial and emotional support of those living with cancer. 115 Club Ltd. and Write On, Door County also received awards of […]

  • Humane Society is Safe Haven for Ringworm-Positive Felines

    The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus is still buzzing with activity behind the scenes, despite having temporarily paused adoption services because of COVID-19-related impacts on staffing. Shelter staff members have been caring for many cats and kittens with ringworm, a fungal infection that takes weeks, if not months, to be cured. The WHS […]