Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to Neighbor to Neighbor

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County, Inc. a Sustainability Grant from the Green Fund. This grant supports their Emergency Room Loan Program.

The Emergency Room Loan Program makes Door County safer for the vulnerable populations by enhancing safety services available to them on evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays through a collaboration with the Ministry Door County Medical Center’s Emergency Room. Certain pieces of durable medical equipment will be loaned to those being discharged through the Emergency Room at times when Neighbor to Neighbor is typically closed.

“Offering quality medical equipment for those in financial need is an invaluable facilitation program offered by Neighbor to Neighbor,” said Linda Laarman, board member of the Door County Community Foundation. “With the Emergency Room Loan Program, the organization is able to assist Door County residents at times when Neighbor to Neighbor volunteers are not available to provide services.”

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From left to right, Linda Laarman, board member of the Door County Community Foundation and Ann Bennett, Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers.

 Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a non-profit organization that comforts and assists people experiencing problems arising from conditions or limitations that lead to a deterioration in their quality of life.  Since 1981, Neighbor to Neighbor has offered four core programs:  Medical Equipment Loans facilitated through three medical equipment loan facilities located in Sturgeon Bay, Northern Door and Washington Island, Peer Companions, Respite Care, and the Lemonade Club which is a support group for cancer patients and survivors.

The many committed volunteers of Neighbor to Neighbor help to ensure that Door County residents have access to needed programs and services that saves their clients thousands of dollars annually and allows them to live at home independently and safely.

For more information about Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers, please visit or call 920-743-7800.

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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