Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to the Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes a Sustainability Grant from the Children and Youth Fund. This grant supports the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Girl Scouts in Door County will participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) and grow in a ladder of leadership through age appropriate programs. GSLE is an outcomes-based program that uses age appropriate activities designed to provide a foundation of skills and experiences girls need to reach their full potential. The program focuses on 15 outcomes helping girls discover who they are as individuals, identifying their own skills, interests, and values; helping girls to connect and team with others of diverse backgrounds and opinions, with understanding and empathy; and helping girls feel empowered to identify needs around them, form a plan, and make a positive difference.

girlscouts“The world needs girls who understand at an early age how important their leadership abilities and skills are for themselves, their families, our communities, and our global environment,” said Jacinda Duffin, board member of the Door County Community Foundation. “Girls need the confidence to raise their hand in class to ask questions, to add their insights to the conversations around them, and to conquer the many challenges the world will offer throughout life. We are pleased to award this grant to the Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes who is working with the girls in our community to instill those skills.”

The mission of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc. (GSNWGL) is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts offers activities which address girls’ current interests and their future roles as women. In partnership with committed volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives: leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

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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 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 more than $20 million in charitable assets.


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