Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to HELP of Door County

The Door County Community Foundation recently HELP of Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Carol Coryell Scholarship Fund for Deserving Students. This grant supports the Voices of Men educational effort.

Voices of Men focuses on engaging men and boys in the work of ending sexual assault and domestic violence.

“Domestic violence and sexual assault are often thought of as women’s issues,” said Roger Johnson, Board member of the Door County Community Foundation. “Voices of Men works to change that perception and get people thinking about these as human issues and we are pleased to provide this grant in support of that mission.”

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From left to right are Roger Johnson, Board member of the Door County Community Foundation, Steve Vickman, Executive Director of HELP of Door County.  

HELP of Door County provides services and programs throughout the Door County Peninsula to victims of domestic abuse. They work to improve the well-being and dignity of individuals, families, and intimate relationships. HELP of Door County does this by supporting and enhancing their strengths to reduce the incidence of violence and conflict within their relationships. HELP does not provide counseling but they are here to listen without judgment, support without blaming and empower victims through advocacy and information. Due to the generosity of our community, all victim services are free and confidential. For more information on HELP of Door County, please visit http://helpofdoorcounty.org/.

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 www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

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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Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to Open Door Bird Sanctuary

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Open Door Bird Sanctuary a Sustainability Grant from the Bernice & Gene Hawkins Charitable Fund. This grant supports the Birds Are for Everyone program.

The Birds Are for Everyone program allows local organizations to enjoy presentations made by the Open Door Bird Sanctuary at a significant discount while maintaining the fee structure which covers the costs of operations.

“The Open Door Bird Sanctuary raises avian awareness and inspires coexistence with the rich natural world of Door County,” said Marcia Smith, Chair of the Door County Community Foundation. “We are pleased to provide this grant which will expand the reach of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary and inspire new audiences who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience a program.”

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From left to right, Rob Hults, Executive Director of Open Door Bird Sanctuary, Marcia Smith, Chair of the Door County Community Foundation, and Jillaine Burtin, CFO of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary.

Open Door Bird Sanctuary is a 34-acre sanctuary that provides homes for un-releasable birds of prey. They become incredible ambassadors of the environment and work with us to inspire and educate the public both at the sanctuary and at many other locations.

For more information on the Open Door Bird Sanctuary, please visit www.OpenDoorBirdSanctuary.org.

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 www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

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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Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to Door County Master Gardeners

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Door County Master Gardeners Association a Sustainability Grant from Green Fund and the Clifford and Clara Herlache Heritage Foundation for the Door County Seed Library (DCSL).

DCSL is a free seed lending program where participants can learn about gardening, grow a bounty of food and flowers, and save seeds for the next season.

“The Door County Seed Library is a repository of open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flowering seeds that participants can ‘check out’ for free and grow at home.” said Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation. “We are pleased to support a program and hope that the benefits of the Seed Library will ripple through our community as more and more residents become aware of the importance of eating wholesome food.”

From left to right, Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation, Penne Wilson, Door County Seed Library Team Lead, and Jeanne Vogel Door County Master Gardeners President.

The Door County Master Gardeners Association, Inc., in partnership with UW-Extension, shall strive to make a positive impact on horticulture in our community through education, community outreach and stewardship of our environment. To learn more about the Door County Master Gardeners, please visit www.dcmg.org

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 www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

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.

Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to Altrusa

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Altrusa of Door County a Sustainability Grant from Carol Coryell Charitable Fund and the Door County Kairos Fund for the Back to School Fair.

Through the Back to School Fair, Altrusa supplies students with grade-level school supplies, backpack, shoes, toiletries, underwear. Socks, a school spirit shirt, and school registration fees.

“The Altrusa Back to School Fair provides 600 Door County students with the materials they need to thrive at school,” said Jeff Ottum, Treasure of the Door County Community Foundation. “The other component of the Back to School Fair is that the identity of the students receiving these supplies are kept confidential, so all students walk into school on the first day ready to learn, achieve, and maximize his/her potential.”

From left to right, Cheri Meyvis of Altrusa and Jeff Ottum, Treasurer of Door County Community Foundation.

Founded in 1917, Altrusa is relevant to many civic-minded people who are interested in creating better communities. Last year, Altrusans proudly gave over a million volunteer hours around the world, including clubs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Bermuda, Ireland, India, Scotland, New Zealand and Russia.

Several decades ago, Altrusa decided to institute literacy as an area of focus for the organization; since then, service areas have expanded to include HIV/AIDS and disaster relief. During our last biennium, Altrusans assisted in relief efforts for the Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes, as well as the Tsunami in Japan. Most importantly, Altrusans give their time and resources in areas that are deemed most important in their local communities.

The Altrusa story is evolving every day through club accomplishments. When you visit any Altrusa club, you will see leadership and service in action. Please visit:  http://www.altrusa.org for more information.

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 www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

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.

Sustainability Grant Awarded to Leadership Door County

The Women’s Fund of Door County has awarded Leadership Door County a Sustainability Grant. This grant will support emerging women leaders in our community.

“Leadership Door County has been exploring Door County and creating an awareness of its resources and services since its inception,” said Patsy Vollrath, Board Member of the Women’s Fund of Door County. “We are pleased to award this grant as Leadership Door County is uniquely qualified to seek emerging female leaders in the community and encourage them to use their developed leadership skills to support the community in addressing key issues and creating and enriching the environment in Door County.”

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Pictured from left to right are Dawn Vandevoort, President of Leadership Door County, and Patsy Vollrath, Secretary of the Women’s Fund of Door County.

Leadership Door County brings together community members who have diverse viewpoints to become stronger leaders and to understand community issues through experiential education. For more information on Leadership Door County, please visit http://leadershipdoorcounty.com/.

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 www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

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.

 

Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to Lakeshore CAP

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Lakeshore CAP a Sustainability Grant from the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund for JAK’s Place.

JAK’s Place, a program of Lakeshore CAP, is a peaceful, quiet place where consumers diagnosed and learning to function with their very individual mental illness diagnosis can find the tools they need to help cope and ultimately recover.

“JAK’s Place serves as a mental health resource providing structured and social programming all facilitated by professional volunteers at no cost to the consumers,” said Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer at the Door County Community Foundation. “Last year, they served over 200 community members and we are pleased to support the mission of JAK’s Place, as well as their future consumers.”

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From left to right, Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation, and Jane Herlitz, JAK’s Place Program Director.

JAK’s Place is Lakeshore CAP’s unique local response to the shortage of mental health facilities and practitioners in rural Northeastern Wisconsin.  Known as a mental health drop in center, JAK’s Place empowers adults with diagnosed mental illness by building support and providing the resources to move toward recovery.

For more information about JAK’s Place, please call (920) 818-0525 or visit https://lakeshorecap.org/jaks-place/.

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 www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

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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Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Receives Grant from Community Foundation

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center a Sustainability Grant from the Ruth and Hartley Barker Memorial Fund for the Door County Wayfinding Initiative. This initiative will link our communities together as a unified and economically strong destination experience through the use of vehicular and/or pedestrian wayfinding signage.

“We are pleased to support this Door initiative,” said Marcia Smith, Chair of the Door County Community Foundation. “To have the continuity throughout the peninsula and onto Washington Island would help enrich the visitors’ experience.”

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Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center and Marcia Smith, Chair of the Door County Community Foundation.

The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is dedicated to promoting Sturgeon Bay as Door County’s premier destination to live, work, stay and play. For more information on the SBVC, please call  920-743-6246 or visit https://www.sturgeonbay.net/

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 www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

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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