DCCF’s Environmental Fund Now Accepting Applications from Door County Charities

Sturgeon Bay, WI – The Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) announced today that it is inviting local charities to submit applications for financial support from the Community Foundation’s Environmental Fund.

This is just one of several new granting initiatives that were recently launched by the DCCF. Thanks to the generosity of both year-round and seasonal residents, the Foundation also offers grants to charities out of its Arts Fund, Health and Human Needs Fund, Lifelong Education Fund, and the Children and Youth Fund.

“Door County is blessed with an abundance of natural resources,” says Bret Bicoy, President and CEO of the DCCF. “From our lake shore to the wetlands, our orchards to the meadows, the open spaces and our rural roads – there is something about the beauty of this place that keeps us here or calls us back each year.”

The DCCF welcomes applications from traditional environmental organizations that are working to sustain and preserve our environment. However, it also encourages non-environmental charities to bring forth ideas on how they might incorporate an environmentally conscious perspective into their work.

Applications are available online at www.DoorCountyCommunityFoundation.org. Applications and all supporting materials must be received at the DCCF by Friday, September 12.

“The DCCF is a tool to help generous people give back to Door County,” says Bicoy. “We welcome the opportunity to talk with people about how they can leave a gift to charity in their estate plans.”

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 approximately $5 million in charitable assets.

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