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 Patrick O’Hern, 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.”

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From left to right, Kate Graf, Social Worker and Founder of the Door County Medical Center Foundation’s Ministry Fund, and Patrick O’Hern, Board Member of the Door County Community Foundation.

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 www.ministryhealthy.org/DCMH/home/Foundation.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 the Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay School Districts

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, and Sturgeon Bay School Districts a sustainability grant from the Ruth and Hartley Barker Memorial Fund, the Children and Youth Fund, and Arts Endowment Fund. This grant supports a visit from children’s book author, Lisa Wheeler.

Michigan author Lisa Wheeler will spend one day at each of the four Door County mainland school districts to give presentations to students in grades K-8. Wheeler has written over 35 picture books including the popular Dino series about dinosaurs playing various sports.

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“In her school talks, Lisa Wheeler will share her research process with students and talk about how even fiction stories need research,” said Marcia Smith, Chair of the Door County Community Foundation. “Getting these children excited about the writing process at a young age sets them up to enjoy reading and writing for a lifetime. We are pleased to contribute to that fundamental joy.”

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.
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 http://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 the Door Community Auditorium

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Door Community Auditorium a sustainability grant from the Ruth and Hartley Barker Memorial Fund. This grant a ticketing and data management software upgrade.

“The Door Community Auditorium is the peninsula’s year-round’ venue for performing arts, entertainment, cultural and educational activities,” said Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation. “From national touring acts, to community partnerships and school events, DCA serves as a center to enrich and entertain the community. We are pleased to provide this grant to support a software upgrade for a wonderful organization.

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Pictured, from left to right are Alan Kopischke, Production Manager of DCA, Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation, and Cari Lewis, Executive Director of DCA.

Home of unforgettable experiences, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is Door County’s year-round venue for performing arts, entertainment, cultural and educational activities. DCA is recognized as a 501(c)3 organization and supported by Door County visitors and residents through ticket sales, sponsorship, membership and volunteer labor. For more information on the Door Community Auditorium, please visit http://www.dcauditorium.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 the Wisconsin Humane Society

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Wisconsin Humane Society- Door County Campus. a sustainability grant from the Bernice and Gene Hawkins Charitable Fund. This grant supports animal vaccines and veterinary medical expenses for homeless, abused, and unwanted companion animals in Door County.

“The Wisconsin Humane Society vaccinates all animals upon admittance to the shelter, which provides protection against potentially fatal illness to animals with unknown histories,” said Rob Davis, Board Members of the Door County Community Foundation. “We are pleased to support the Humane Society and the services they provide.”

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Pictured, from left to right are Rob Davis, Board Member of the Door County Community Foundation, Puma, a cat currently available for adoption, Kellie Delveaux, Philanthropic Advisor, and Dan Miller, Shelter Operations Manager, both of the Door County Campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society.

Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society has been saving the lives of animals in need for nearly 140 years. WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals.

For more information on the Wisconsin Humane Society, please visit www.wihumane.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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Door County Community Foundation Awards Grant to HELP of Door County

The Door County Community Foundation has HELP of Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund and the Bernice & Gene Hawkins Charitable Fund. This grant supports HELP of Door County’s Hotline Program.

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. The hotline provides free, confidential services to domestic violence victims at any time and any place in Door County.

“Last year, HELP of Door County fielded 588 hotline calls,” said Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation. “No two domestic violence relationships look exactly alike. The highly trained advocates at HELP deal with unique situations every time they receive a call with the primary goal of ensuring domestic violence victims are safe. We are hopeful these funds will help achieve that goal.”

HELP of Door County provides services and programs throughout the Door County Peninsula to victims of domestic abuse. HELP works to improve the well-being and dignity of individuals, families, and intimate relationships. They do 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. All victim services are free and confidential. For more information about HELP of Door County, please call 920-743-8785 or visit http://www.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 http://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 Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $20 million in charitable assets.

Women’s Fund Awards Sustainability Grant to YMCA

The Women’s Fund of Door County has awarded the Door County YMCA a Sustainability Grant. This grant will allow 5th grade girls to participate in Girls Night Out.

Girls Night Out is a 9-week program created and designed to help 5thgrade girls successfully navigate what can be a challenging phase in their lives and make it a positive and healthy experience. Participants were involved in hands-on activities that helped them to understand and make their way through the social, emotional, and physical challenges that lie before them, as well as explore the benefits of healthy choices that include nutrition, physical activity, and building emotional resiliency.

“As in every community, there is a need to help girls understand and prepare for the changes that occur within themselves emotionally, and around them, while transitioning into their teenage year,” said Jennifer Moeller, Chair of the Women’s Fund of Door County. “We are pleased to provide this grant for Girls Night Out so the YMCA can effectively tackle the major changes and issues that 5th-grade girls face in daily life.”

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The mission of the Door County YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all through program centers located in Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay.  The Door County YMCA touches the lives of more than 7,800 individuals annually and seeks to strengthen the foundation of our community by providing people of all ages with the resources and solutions for healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

For more information regarding the Door County YMCA, please call (920) 743-4949 or visit www.doorcountyymca.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 the 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 Grant to Sunshine House, Inc.

The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Sunshine House, Inc. a sustainability grant from the Health and Human Needs Fund. This grant supports a system upgrade. This system upgrade will enable the Sunshine House staff and clients to stay well-informed and safe. As the outdated phone system can no longer be supported technically, the ability to communicate and deliver program services effectively is a top priority.

“This project will keep Sunshine House, Inc. staff and clients informed and safe by maintaining communication within and outside of the Sunshine House,” said Marcia Smith, Chair of the Door County Community Foundation. “We are pleased to support this imperative upgrade.

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Pictured, from left to right are Marcia Smith, Chair of the Door County Community Foundation, and Cindy Weber, Executive Director of the Sunshine House.

Since its inception, Sunshine House Inc. has been providing services to Door County’s citizens with special needs and disabilities. Each individual who participates in the services offered at Sunshine House Inc. has a unique program designed to meet each individual’s requirements. Circumstances that may have affected an individual include: developmental disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, other neurological disorders, and brain trauma. For more information on the Sunshine House, Inc., please visit http://www.shunshinehouseinc.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 http://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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