Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to Write On Door County

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded Write On Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Arts Fund. This grant supports the offering of intergenerational writing workshops that bring together young students and older adults with the purpose of learning more about each other and our community.

The intergenerational workshops are facilitated by local writers who provide guidance in writing fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Attendees are led through individual writing exercises as well as group activities. In addition to these workshops, Write On Door County offers a variety of classes throughout the year for youth and adults, from beginning writers to experienced professionals.

“Write On believes in the power of writing and sharing stories. The Community Foundation is pleased to support this collaborative initiative that brings together people of different ages and geographic areas to enhance understanding, consideration, and respect for one another and our community,” said Dick Egan, board secretary of the Door County Community Foundation.use 2015-06-12 10.42.52

Picture from the left: Dee Paulsen, board member of Write On Door County, Jerod Santek, Executive Director of Write On Door County and Dick Egan, board secretary of the Door County Community Foundation. 

The mission of Write On, Door County is to facilitate and promote writing in Door County by nurturing the work of writers, supporting readers and audiences, and developing opportunities that encourage broad participation. Located on nearly 40 acres of meadow, orchards, and woodlands in the heart of Door County, Write On provides a peaceful retreat for writers who need time to focus on their craft.

To volunteer or learn more about Write On Door County, please call (920) 868-1457 or visit,

The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Education Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Healthy Water Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, and the Women’s Fund.

For more information about the Community Foundation’s services and various grant programs, please visit

The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County. The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers nearly $16 million in charitable assets.

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