Door County Service Club Coalition Youth Grant Programs
The Door County Service Club Coalition has partnered with the Community Foundation to offer two separate youth grant programs.
Youth as Resources Grants
Purpose: To provide financial support to projects in which youth use their skills, talents, and abilities to serve or educate others.
Typical Grants: Average of $200. Maximum of $500, although exceptional projects may qualify for higher levels of funding.
Eligible Applicants: Any youth group comprised primarily of residents of Door County, be it organized or informal, may apply.
Application Materials: To apply, first download the Youth as Resources grant application. Handwritten responses are acceptable.
Youth in Theatre Grants
Purpose: To provide financial support to Door County theatrical productions in which youth play a significant role in its production and/or on-stage performance.
Typical Grants: Maximum of $500.
Eligible Applicants: Any charitable, educational, civic or youth group comprised primarily of residents of Door County be it organized or informal, may apply.
Application Process: To apply, download and complete the Youth in Theatre grant application. Handwritten responses are acceptable.
Applications are due by 4:00 pm on the first day of the month as follows:
Youth Presentations to Service Club Coalition Board of Directors
General Guidelines for Both Grant Programs
Your application must be received in the offices of the Door County Community Foundation by 4 p.m. on the application deadline noted above.
For applications submitted by high school and middle school age students, the application itself must be completed by the students. For younger children, an adult may complete the application in consultation with the youth. The idea is to ensure that the project is largely initiated by the youth themselves.
Applications may be handwritten.
As a part of the review process, at least one youth representative from your group is required to present your project idea to the approximately 7 Reviewers at a meeting in Sturgeon Bay on the corresponding Youth Presentation date noted above. You will be informed of the location of the meeting and the specific time slot for your presentation shortly after you apply.
On occasion, our spam filters inadvertently screen out emails from some charities. You should receive an email within 3 business days of our receipt of your application confirming its receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation, please call (920) 746-1786 to confirm that we received your application materials.
The Youth Presentation should not exceed 5 minutes and will be followed by questions. High school age students are expected to make their presentation without any assistance from an adult. Middle school age children may be prompted and assisted by an adult. Elementary school age children should be available to answer questions, but an adult may make the presentation.
Applicants will be informed of the final decision within 2 days after their Youth Presentation is made. If the application is awarded a grant, a brief final report presentation is required.
Only one application per youth group will be accepted in each grant cycle. However, a charity may have several different youth groups which apply under the auspices of the same charity so long as different children are involved in each of the youth groups.
Faith based groups are welcome and encouraged to apply, but grant funds may not be used to advance any particular religious belief. No one may be denied participation in a project that is funded because they do not hold a particular religious belief.
Any equipment purchased as a part of the grant must be owned by a 501(c)(3) public charity or donated to one after the completion of the project.
Grant funds may be used to pay salaries, but only in unique circumstances which must be explained in the application.
Payment of Grant Funds
Applicants that apply under the umbrella of a 501(c)(3) public charity, school or government agency will receive a check payable to the organization shortly after the grant is approved. Applicants that do not operate under the umbrella of a charity, school or government agency will be reimbursed for expenses after receipts and other documentation are presented as proof of actual expenditures.
Submit your Application
We’re happy to answer any questions and help guide you through the application process. Contact us at the Community Foundation for assistance.
Mail your completed application form to the Door County Community Foundation. It also may be delivered by hand to our office in downtown Sturgeon Bay. A drop box is outside the door for afterhours delivery. Click here for mailing addresses and directions. You may also email your application as a PDF file.