Looking for Ideas on Where to Give this Christmas Season?
Peruse the Community Foundation's comprehensive list of charities that work hard every day to serve the Door County community.
Leave a Legacy. Donate to a Non-Profit Endowment Fund.
Many charities entrust the administration of their Endowment Funds to the Door County Community Foundation. It's a safe and responsible way to manage endowed gifts, long-term assets or operational reserves. The non-profit community also counts on the Community Foundation’s planned giving expertise to facilitate gifts into their endowments.
Give through your Estate Plans. Download the 2016 Guide to Endowments.
The Guide is incorporated into the annual Philanthropy Issue of Door County Living. Pick it up on racks and newstands now or you can download the Guide online today.
Doing Great Work for Door County? Apply for a Sustainability Grant.
In our continuing effort to increase our impact in the community, our Sustainability Grants and Advancement Grants invest in promising initiative serving the people of Door County.
Confidential Peer Advisors Available for Non-Profit Leaders.
A Confidential Peer Advisor is a retired executive from a Door County charity that is willing to provide confidential advice and counsel to a current Executive Director or President/CEO. This isn't a mentoring program. It's an opportunity for the paid staff leadership of Door County's charities to have private, confidential discussions with someone who's been there.
The Secret Treasures of Door County: Sturgeon Bay.
Author and photographer Tom Jordan's beautiful book celebrating Sturgeon Bay's secret treasures is now available for purchase. 100% of the profits go to the granting programs of the Community Foundation.
The Door County Community Foundation serves year-round residents, seasonal residents, and visitors across all of Door County, including the City of Sturgeon Bay; the Villages of Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Forestville, and Sister Bay; the Towns of Baileys Harbor, Brussels, Egg Harbor, Clay Banks, Forestville, Gardner, Gibraltar, Jacksonport, Liberty Grove, Nasewaupee, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, Union, and Washington Island; and all of the unincorporated areas of Door County.
Simplify Your Giving
with a Donor Advised Fund
“The Community Foundation is a perfect fit for us. We care about a lot of different organizations. We can contribute to all the charities we love through our Fund. Working with the Community Foundation really simplifies things for us.”
- Dick and Annie Egan
Create a Philanthropic Legacy
in your Estate Plans
“The Community Foundation is a terrific way for us to give back through our estate plans. The attorneys like it because it centralizes our giving and really simplifies our estate documents. It also minimizes our administrative costs so we can maximize the amount of money that’s available for charity.”
- John and Nell Herlache
Give to the Future
through a Discretionary Fund
“When we were approached about creating a Discretionary Fund with the Door County Community Foundation, it was an easy yes as we both had talked about the best way to show our love for all that Door County has offered us over the years.”
- Bill and Mardi Glenn
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from the Community Foundation