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 that there are resources available, and we want to help people do great things. We’re here to help support women and girls in all aspects.”
The Women’s Fund provides grants of $1,000-$5,000 for projects that are research based and data driven and that address the needs of women and girls by providing education and information, building self-esteem and supporting solutions for critical issues.
Micro grants from the Women’s Fund have helped dozens of organizations provide innovative or necessary programs and resources, including, recently, Door County Medical Center’s donor milk program, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-to-one youth mentoring, and Sevastopol High School’s advanced physics for women effort.
For HELP of Door County, the grants have helped the organization provide resources to women in the Door County jail to help them transition into better lives when they get out.
“It has helped support our programs in tails to teach women what a healthy relationship is,” said Milly Gonzales, executive director at HELP. “This program has helped hundreds of people over the years.”
Applications for the spring grant cycle are due March 20. Read about eligibility and how to apply at womensfunddoorcounty.org/grants.