Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to The Ridges Sanctuary

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Ridges Sanctuary a Sustainability Grant from the Carol Coryell Charitable. This grant supports the Washington Island Environmental Education Pilot Program. The pilot program with Washington Island school will connect concepts learned in the classroom with place-based environmental education.

“The goal of the program is to inspire students to love and care for the places they call home. The benefits of place-based education for students are immeasurable,” said Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation. “We are excited to support this program that will teach students about the habitat while instilling a sense of environmental consciousness through education.”

Pictured from left to right are Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation, and Anna Foster, Ridges Environmental Interpreter at The Ridges.


The mission of The Ridges is to protect the Sanctuary and inspire stewardship of natural areas through programs of education, outreach and research. For more information on The Ridges Sanctuary, please 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 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 Community Foundation was launched in 1999, currently administers more than $22 million in assets, and distributes nearly $2 million to charities in Door County every year.

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