Category: Philanthropy

  • Washington Island Foundation Receives COVID-19 Reimbursement Grant

    The Washington Island Foundation has received a grant from the Door County Emergency Response Fund of the Door County Community Foundation. The funds have been earmarked to reimburse the island’s Recreation Center for COVID-related expenses such as a hand-sanitizing station and disinfecting supplies for the indoor pool deck.

  • Bader Funds Help Keep Door-Tran Rolling

    Bader Philanthropies recently awarded Door-Tran $15,000 for both the 2022 and 2023 calendar years to help meet the increased transportation demands of its volunteer programs. This funding will help support office hours in Sister Bay monthly on the third Wednesday, 10 am – 12:30 pm, which began in fall 2021.  Door-Tran implemented various transportation programs […]

  • Bless a Teen for Christmas Seeks ‘Adopters’

    The Door/Kewaunee Bless a Teen for Christmas program is looking for participants to “adopt” a teen for the holidays by providing gifts and items they need. So far, there are 101 teens in the program. The group is also looking for businesses to put out pre-made donation boxes. Find the group on Facebook to learn […]

  • Holicek Honored for Peninsula State Park Advocacy

    The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks has recognized Chris Holicek, president of the Friends of Peninsula State Park (FPSP), with an Individual Member HERO award. The awards honor Friends groups and individuals who have contributed substantial time and energy to a state park, forest or trail. Holicek is one of two 2021 individual award winners. […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center Receives Recovery Grant

    The Belgian Heritage Center has received a Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grant that’s funded in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  The Belgian Heritage Center, 1255 Cty DK in Brussels, is located in the Namur National Landmark Historic District on the former St. Mary […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Receives Packers Foundation Grant

    The Green Bay Packers Foundation has chosen Midsummer’s Music’s resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, to receive a grant supporting its outreach work in Green Bay. The quartet works with youth through the highly interactive Einstein Series for school-aged children. Quartet members give private and group lessons, and they visit schools to perform and […]

  • Crossroads Receives Cellcom Green Gift

    A $1,000 Cellcom Green Gift will go to Crossroads at Big Creek, a preserve that conducts research and offers education and outdoor experiences to inspire environmental stewardship in learners of all ages. The Green Gift will support Crossroads’ efforts to add a trail map to its Ida Bay Preserve to increase use and provide additional […]

  • Associated Bank Awards Grant to Altrusa Club

    Associated Bank has awarded the Altrusa Club of Door County a $2,000 grant for its annual Back-to-School Fair. The money will be used to purchase athletic shoes and socks for participating students. Statistics shared on the Shoes That Fit website report that having the proper athletic shoe increases self-esteem and physical activity and improves behavior […]

  • Ericksons Support HELP of Door County

    Although Domestic Violence Awareness Month has ended, HELP of Door County’s important advocacy work does not end. That’s why Bob and Connie Erickson donated $5,000 to support HELP as it continues its mission throughout the year, and they hope others will also donate to help fund this important mission. HELP of Door County ( provides […]

  • Holiday Party Returns to Southern Door High School

    The Southern Door School District invites everyone who is 62 or older and who lives in the Southern Door community to attend the 35th annual holiday party Dec. 8, 1 pm. The students and faculty of Southern Door High School sponsor this event and provide student-crafted door prizes, a holiday-themed music program and a lunch […]

  • Grant Will Support Altrusa’s Back-To-School Fair

    The Altrusa Club of Door County has received a Green Bay Packers Foundation grant to be used to buy athletic shoes and socks for students at the Back-to-School Fair, an annual, Altrusa-sponsored event. This year, 709 students throughout Door County received assistance. “We would like to thank the Packer Foundation for their generosity and support,” […]

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be Carryout Event

    The Sturgeon Bay Area Community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, will be held as a carryout event again this year. Deliveries will be available only for those who are homebound. Because of the need to minimize the number of volunteers in the church at any one time, only hot food […]

  • Civility Corner: The Second Tool of Civility: Be Silent to Listen

    by Orlaine I. Gabert, Door County Civility Project The first tool of civility, discussed in the Aug. 6 issue of the Peninsula Pulse, is to pay attention. Listening is the second tool of civility. Most of us believe we’re good listeners, but probably we’re good hearers instead. Listening goes beyond hearing what is said to […]

  • 100+ Women Who Care Selects Three Fall Recipients

    The 100+ Women Who Care of Door County (100+WWC) giving circle met at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion in October to recognize and award grants to Peninsula Preschool, Door County Habitat for Humanity, and the Washington Island Community Health Program. Members listened to presentations about the organizations, then voted to select the honorees.  Ann Morgan, co-founder […]

  • Operation Christmas Child Gears Up for Drop-Off

    Operation Christmas Child volunteers are preparing for the safe collection of hundreds of Christmas packages Nov. 15-21, when donors may donate their shoeboxes filled with gifts curbside at First Baptist Church, 610 N. 5th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Volunteers will be ready to unload the filled shoeboxes, and paperwork can be completed digitally curbside or […]

  • Kewaunee County Democratic Party Coordinates Food Drives

    Food insecurity is on the rise in Kewaunee County, so the Kewaunee County Democratic Party (KCDP) has coordinated with local school districts, the Algoma United Methodist Church and the Kewaunee Optimist and Rotary Clubs to host three Feeding Families food drives in November. The project will benefit students in the Kewaunee Storm Snack Pak and […]

  • UUFDC Celebrates 25 Years With Matching Donations

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving back to Door County through a matching-donation campaign to support local nonprofits as they address critical needs.  The UUFDC’s 25th Anniversary Community-Support Initiative will direct the combined Sunday collections designated for “community support” during each fiscal quarter of the anniversary […]

  • $22k Being Awarded to Three Local Nonprofits

    The next quarterly meeting of the 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) of Door County giving circle will be held Oct. 25, 6:30-7:30 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Registration will begin at 6 pm. During this in-person meeting – with a livestreaming option available – 100+WWC will award approximately $22,000 to […]

  • $12,000 Raised for Local Charities

    The Old Bolts Car Club ( hosted its 15th annual Harvest Festival Car Show on Sept. 18, when more than 225 classic cars, trucks and specialty vehicles were on display.  An opening ceremony included playing the national anthem, the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard color guard displaying the colors, and a large American flag being suspended […]

  • New Partnership Bridging Housing-Affordability Gap: Door County Habitat for Humanity announces new homeowner selection

    If they could have avoided liability issues, leaders of Door County Habitat for Humanity and the Door County Housing Partnership would have literally shouted from the rooftop about their new partnership on a home build. Instead, they played it safe by making their announcement from the ground about the agreements that have been signed for […]