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Sustainability Grant

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits for Programs that
Enhance the Quality of Life in Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Door County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/07/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for operational support of activities that enhance the quality of life and provide for the needs of local community residents. Funding is intended to alleviate challenges faced by working families that arise from the area's unique seasonal economy. Applicants must serve the residents of Door County.

Through the application for a Sustainability Grant, a nonprofit organization might receive assistance from the Arts Fund, the Children & Youth Fund, the Education Fund, the Green Fund, the Health & Human Needs Fund, and/or the Historic Preservation Fund. There no longer are separate applications for each of these Discretionary Funds as there were in the past.

While it is not required of any applicant, those that demonstrate any of the following will receive special consideration during the evaluation process:

  • Collaborative - brings different organizations together to accomplish a common goal
  • Innovative - offers a new or unique approach to addressing an issue
  • Sustainable - demonstrates an ability to continue beyond the duration of any grant awarded
  • Inclusive - considers the community’s diversity by engaging diverse peoples
  • Environmentally Conscious - incorporated practices that are environmentally friendly
  • County Issue - addresses an issue that is widely recognized throughout the entire County as a priority.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179914

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants typically range from $2,500 to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations are welcome to apply.

The following do not qualify for a Sustainability Grant:
-Retiring debt or budget deficits
-Loans or re-granting programs
-Multi-year commitments (charities may reapply in future cycles for the same idea)
-Activities which advance a particular religious belief
-Individuals or groups that are not qualified public charities or units of government

Grants are generally not made to pay for activities that occur prior to the awarding of a Sustainability Grant.

Fundraising expenses, capital campaigns, and grants to an endowment are generally not supported by Sustainability Grants unless the applicant can articulate special circumstances which make their request particularly important.

Pre-Application Information:

Sustainability Grants are accepted multiple times a year as follows:

Winter Sustainability Grant Cycle
Applications Due: 1st Thursday of January at 4:00 p.m.

Spring Sustainability Grant Cycle
Applications Due: 1st Thursday of April at 4:00 p.m.

Summer Sustainability Grant Cycle
Applications Due: 1st Thursday of July at 4:00 p.m.

Fall Sustainability Grant Cycle
Applications Due: 1st Thursday of October at 4:00 p.m.

Applicants should receive an email within 3 business days of the receipt of the application confirming its receipt. Applicants will be notified of a decision generally about a month after the application deadline.

Each charity is limited to one application per Sustainability Grant cycle. However, charities may submit applications in successive grant cycles or to the other granting programs of the Community Foundation that might be open at the same time.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please complete the Community Foundation’s Common Grant Application and submit via email to applications@givedoorcounty.org.

Door County Community Foundation
222 N 3rd Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-746-1786
grants@givedoorcounty.org

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