Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to the Door County Medical Center Foundation

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Door County Medical Center Foundation a Sustainability Grant from the John and Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund and the Bernice and Gene Hawkins Charitable Fund for the Ministry Fund.

The Ministry Fund Program is an initiative to improve the health and well-being of the people in Door County, especially the poor and vulnerable. In 2016, the Ministry Fund helped nearly 1,000 individuals in our community and distributed over $54,000 worth of assistance.

“The Ministry Fund, also known as Katie’s Fund, is a safety net when there is no other help available,” said John Herlache, Board Member of the Door County Community Foundation. “The Community Foundation is proud to support the Ministry Fund which provides one-time assistance to help Door County residents overcome a crisis.”

Since its founding 16 years ago, Door County Medical Center’s (DCMC) Ministry Fund has given more than $500,000 to local individuals struggling to meet their basic needs. Funds are given to patients in need of everything from durable medical equipment to prescription medications. The fund also provides help in paying utility bills or getting transportation to receive medical care, or finding temporary shelter while receiving medical treatment.

For more information about the Door County Medical Center Foundation, please call (920) 746-1071 or visit

The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Education Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, Healthy Water Fund, and 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 more than $20 million in charitable assets.

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