Door County Community Foundation Announces Kopseker Funds Available for Community Elderly

The Door County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant proposals for Kopseker funding. Non-profit agencies that help older adults with their medical, hospital, nursing and homecare needs may apply. Grant proposals are due March 1, 2008.

Alyce Kopseker created a legacy by directing her funds where she felt they were most needed. She could not know the future but felt the Board of Directors of the Door County Community Foundation could identify and effectively respond to the emerging and changing needs of our senior population.

Since its inception in 2002, the Kopseker Fund has granted over $216,000 to area non-profit organizations that help seniors live healthy lives. Some examples of fund recipients include the Door County Red Cross Transportation program, Neighbor to Neighbor durable medical equipment purchase, Katie’s Fund at the Door County Memorial Hospital, Family Centers “Not Just Desserts” and Help of Door County’s senior program.

The Door County Community Foundation was created in 1999 to connect donors to evolving community needs, serve as a catalyst for community change and be a repository for charitable assets to benefit the community in perpetuity. The foundation assets are over $5,000,000.

If you would like more information about the criteria for the Kopseker funds, or the Door County Community Foundation, please call Jane Stevenson at 920.746.1786.