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 for child care expansion across the peninsula.
“The pandemic has created many obstacles for women and their families, and this grant will help us to improve the lives of those who are struggling in our community,” said Annika Paulsen, co-chair of the Women’s Fund of Door County. “Improving child care access and affordability in Door County will require creativity and collaboration, and we are thrilled that the Ford Foundation is helping us get off to a strong start.”
The Women’s Fund (womensfunddoorcounty.org) has kicked off a collaborative community-engagement process to deploy the funds for maximum impact.