Contributions Received as of 4/2/2020
In an effort to provide a coordinated philanthropic response to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the Door County Community Foundation and the United Way of Door County have activated the Door County Emergency Response Fund.
The Community Foundation has made the initial contribution of $15,000 to the Emergency Response Fund. Please consider joining us and make an online donation to help the people of Door County.
Overcoming the extraordinary challenges of today – and the months ahead – will require an extraordinary effort by the people of Door County. Because we’re asking you to have faith in us, our commitment is to be fully transparent on how every dollar contributed to the Emergency Response Fund is used. We’ll regularly update totals of the moneys raised to date along with a complete accounting of how those moneys are being used to help the people of Door County. We’ll publish information on this website, periodically send out email updates (subscribe here), and make community wide announcements from time to time.
While we will be completely open as to how we’re using your contributions, we do have a request of you. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through the challenges we’ll face in months ahead. Almost inevitably, the size of the problem will be larger than the moneys we have available to address it. Difficult choices will need to be made as to which organization or coalition is a higher priority at any given time.
Further, as significant as the problem is today, it will grow considerably as the crisis begins to impact our season and people remain out of work for longer periods of time. That means we’ll need to spread the distribution of the money you’ve contributed over many months. Regardless, you have our commitment to distributing every dollar you’ve donated to the Emergency Response Fund to help people who live right here in Door County.
Finally, since we’re being completely honest, we’ll almost certainly be asking you to give again. We’re facing some rough waters ahead, and we won’t make it if we try to sail alone. We may have to stay apart for a while, but we’ll get through this if we come together as a community.
To give online with a credit card, click here.
To give by check, mail your contribution to:
Door County Emergency Relief Fund
Door County Community Foundation, Inc.
222 N. 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
To give stock or other assets, please call the Community Foundation at (920) 746-1786 or send us an email.
To make a contribution from your Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation, please contact Christine Henkel at (920) 746-1786 or send her an email.
SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE
Requests for assistance are being accepted by the joint Community Foundation – United Way Emergency Response Fund Task Force. 501(c)(3) public charities, faith-based organizations, and other public entities serving the people of Door County are eligible to apply. Individual people who require non-emergency assistance should contact the Door County Emergency Support Coalition.
Requests must be submitted online. APPLY NOW
This application is designed to be completed at one sitting and cannot be saved incomplete. You may download this PDF version of the application to review the questions prior to submitting your request, but you still must visit the link above and apply online.
Requests will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Submissions received by Monday at 8 a.m. will typically receive a decision by Wednesday evening. Checks should be mailed as soon as you need the money.
Please only submit one request at a time, but you may submit multiple requests during the duration of this crisis and the subsequent recovery period.
For more information or to informally discuss your request before submission, please call the Community Foundation at (920) 746-1786 or email to email@example.com.