Help Restore Little Lake!
Little Lake was once considered one of our true environmental treasures - and it can be again with your help. Learn more about this important community project and see how you can help restore Little Lake.
Give through your Estate Plans. Download our Guide to Endowments.
Include a gift to a charity's endowment in your estate plans. The Guide is an excellent tool for individuals and estate planning professionals to discuss giving back to many of the different charities in Door County. Download a copy today!
Where Should You Give? Explore our List of Charities in Door County.
Door County is a special place. There is a spirit that keeps us here - or draws us back each year. So it's no wonder that Door County is also home to countless people who are working hard to sustain our quality of life. There are over 350 charities, associations, service clubs, and other citizen groups serving our community! In an effort to help connect people who care with the causes that matter, we have compiled this list of tax-exempt organizations that are based in Door County.
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.
Doing Great Work for Door County? Apply for a Sustainability Grant.
In our continuing effort to increase our impact in the community, we've restructed our discretionary grants program into Sustainability Grants and Advancement Grants.
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