For the latest news, read the Community Foundation’s Blog.
The 2019 Guide to Charitable Giving is incorporated into the Philanthropy Issue of Door County Living.
Copies are available on racks and newsstands all over the County – or you can download the guide by following the link above.
Read previous Perspectives on philanthropy in Door County by Bret Bicoy in the archives of the Peninsula Pulse.
Read articles from the annual Philanthropy Issue of Door County Living:
Door County’s Charities: The Essential Ingredient in our Quality of Life.
Balancing Act: The Responsibilities of Non-Profit Boards and Staff
Charitable Giving Through Your Estate: An Overview of Simple Planned Giving Tools
Beyond the Rhetoric: The Economic Impact of Charity in Door County, Wisconsin
Curing Donor Fatigue: The Search for Fulfillment
Tom Jordan’s newest book, The Secret Treasures of Door County, is now available. Follow this link to learn more.
Tom is donating all of his profits from the book to the Door County Community Foundation. Those moneys will be granted out to the charities of our community.
The Door County Advocate published its 2015-2016 Impact Issue which highlights people and organizations doing good work for Door County. Featured in this year’s issue is both the Door County Community Foundation and its President & CEO, Bret Bicoy.
Read the article, “Gift to Charity is Investment in County’s Economy” and learn more about how the Community Foundation’s role helping sustain and advance our community.
In the article “10 Questions with People Who Impact Door County,” you can read a bit about our President & CEO.
Leadership is plentiful in every community, but often narrow in focus and limited in reach.
New forms of leadership are needed to kindle new forms of civic dialogue and engagement – leadership that is visionary and inclusive, capable of transcending single issues and partisan politics, grounded in clearly articulated values, and deeply committed to improving the quality of community life.
The Door County Community Foundation is taking unprecedented leaps into this leadership breach, developing and using our knowledge, networks, reputation, ability to contribute and leverage resources, and growing political acumen to drive change in Door County.
Whether by commissioning studies, creating indicators projects, conducting stakeholder interviews and focus groups, or convening all of the known organizations and entities that deal with a particular issue, the Community Foundation is acquiring a deep understanding of our community. We also recognize that expertise comes in many forms and includes the practical knowledge gained by people whose daily lives are affected by the issue being addressed.
The Community Foundation is mindful of the privileged position we occupy thanks to the remarkable generosity of the people of Door County. We fully recognize our obligation to attend to the well-being of the entire community. We understand that our endowment funds afford us the luxury of the long view in a society with a short attention span.
Our Board of Directors has set forth a directive wherein the Door County Community Foundation aims to become the nexus where the energy, talent, ideas, and resources of those who care passionately about our community converge to meet the opportunities and challenges facing Door County.
To learn more, contact us at the Door County Community Foundation. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.
“My clients were comforted to know that a responsible organization like the Door County Community Foundation is ensuring that their charitable gifts will be used as they intended. The Community Foundation’s leadership places extreme emphasis on honoring the intentions of donors. That made it easy for me to suggest the Community Foundation as a vehicle for giving back both for those that desired to give now as well as those desiring to give through one’s estate.”
Attorney at Law
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
“I am continually amazed at the folks in Door County who rally to support those in need. My clients often say giving through the Door County Community Foundation helps them give back to those individuals and organizations that make this County such a wonderful place to live.”
Robert A. Ross
Attorney at Law
Ross Estate Planning
“Using the Door County Community Foundation can greatly simplify the charitable part of your estate. You designate your Fund at the Community Foundation as the beneficiary of whatever assets you want to donate to charity. Then the Community Foundation distributes those moneys pursuant to your instructions. And it all happens in your family’s name.”
Attorney at Law
Pinkert Law Firm, LLP