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“The Community Foundation's mission is to inspire people to give back to sustain the community we love.
The strong verb 'inspire' has the same root as the word spirit. It is easy to see the profound difference between a sports team with spirit and one without it.
The same is true for communities. It is the Foundation's role to tend to the spirit of Door County.”
- Tom Torinus
Since our founding in 1998, the Green Fund, Inc. has been a prominent champion of the natural treasures of Door County. Originally envisioned as a funding resource for land acquisition and preservation, the Green Fund has been an enormous success right from the very start.
At it's most basic, the Green Fund pools the contributions from citizens who care about our environment then makes grants to the most promising initiatives in our community.
In time it became clear that celebrating and preserving our environment requires more than investing in land acquisition. In addition to the purchase of land, the Green Fund needed to begin supporting environmental education, funding land preservation, eradicating invasive species, and assisting other types of “green” projects.
So in 2010, the Green Fund, Inc. and the Community Foundation agreed to join forces and launch the all new Green Fund, a fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc.
Our vision hasn’t changed – and neither has our logo. Many of the members of the Board of Directors of the Green Fund, Inc. serve on the new Green Fund’s Board of Advisors.
By merging our activities with those of the Community Foundation’s Environmental Fund, we’ll be able to minimize our shared administrative expenses and maximize the amount we have to grant out to environmental projects right here in Door County.
Of course, none of this is possible without the continued friendship and support of folks like you. By pooling our resources with the contributions of countless other good people, we’ll be able to sustain this very special quality of life we enjoy in Door County.
The Door County Green Fund operates under the umbrella of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc. Its Board of Directors, through various committees, awards grants from the Green Fund to projects which serve the Door County community. In addition to the Green Fund, the Community Foundation administers Healthy Water Door County. Click on the logo below to learn more about this sister fund to the Door County Green Fund.