Destination Door County has announced the recipients in their inaugural round of new community investment grants awarded to local municipalities and nonprofits. A total of 8 grants were awarded ranging from $5,000 to $90,000 as they will support projects benefiting local residents as well as visitors to Door County. The County of Door, along with 3 municipal governments and 4 area nonprofits, were chosen as this round’s grant recipients.
The Village of Sister Bay was awarded $90,000 for a multi-jurisdictional trail. The Door County Land Trust is receiving $75,000 for a bridge at Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve. The City of Sturgeon Bay will get over $45,000 for an aquatic weed harvester while the County of Door is getting $44,000 for a new playground at John Miles County Park. $40,000 is being awarded to the Door Community Auditorium to support a blues, roots, & jazz festival. The Town of Gibraltar will receive over $15,000 for a playground at the Fish Creek Beach. The Door County Historical Society will conduct restoration work at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse with a $10,000 grant, and the Northeast Wisconsin Antique Power Association will receive a $5,000 grant towards an historic replica of the Valmy Service Station.
There are two more grant cycle opportunities this year with application deadlines of Thursday, July 6th, and Thursday, October 5th. Qualified applicants include local nonprofits, charities, and local units of government. More information and an online application are available online at communityinvestmentfund.org.