Arts organizations, environmental groups, historical societies, and other non-profits could now be eligible for relief from the Door County Emergency Response Fund. As the county continues to reopen in the aftermath of the pandemic, all organizations are incurring expenses related to COVID-19 mitigation. A joint effort between the United Way of Door County and the Door County Community Foundation, these organizations can now request their own grants to address these concerns. Door County Community Foundation President and CEO Bret Bicoy says they are still focused on helping people who are facing tough economic times. He adds that many of the area non-profit organizations are major economic engines for the county.
Organizations eligible to receive consideration from the Door County Emergency Response Fund can apply at RespondDoorCounty.org. The Door County Emergency Response Fund has raised over $1.2 million for COVID-related relief since it was reactivated in March 2020.