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Door County Community Foundation

Post Office Box 802
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
United States

Mission

To inspire people to give back to sustain and advance the community we love

Most Meaningful Change

In 2014, we will be ready to launch the Door County Scholarship Network, a collaboration among the community’s scholarship providers. Most of our local scholarship providers will begin accepting a common scholarship application, greatly simplifying the application process for young people. We are also set to launch an online searchable database of local scholarships. Every student in our five local school districts will be able to go online and provide some basic information (GPA, test scores, co-curriculars, type of college, etc.), and the database will list scholarships for which they may qualify. This collaboration will radically change the way scholarships are administered in our community.

1999 Year Founded
$13,080,012 Endowment Value
$1,396,913 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.29.14

Population Area Served

30,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationDoor County Community Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box 802
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownSturgeon Bay
State / RegionWisconsin
ZIP / Postal Code54235
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)342 Louisiana Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Sturgeon Bay
Map State / Region (If Different)WI
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)54235
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone920.746.1786
Emailbret@doorcountycommunityfoundation.org
Websitewww.givedoorcounty.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Bret Bicoy, President & CEO
Primary Contact’s NameBret Bicoy
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident & CEO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1999
Mission StatementTo inspire people to give back to sustain and advance the community we love
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced30,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members18
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$4,037,020
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$2,019,220
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$1,762,407
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$1,396,913
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$13,080,012
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversitySlightly important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentLot
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsLittle
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingLittle
ChildrenFair amount
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersVery unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery unhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsIn 2014, we will be ready to launch the Door County Scholarship Network, a collaboration among the community’s scholarship providers. Most of our local scholarship providers will begin accepting a common scholarship application, greatly simplifying the application process for young people. We are also set to launch an online searchable database of local scholarships. Every student in our five local school districts will be able to go online and provide some basic information (GPA, test scores, co-curriculars, type of college, etc.), and the database will list scholarships for which they may qualify. This collaboration will radically change the way scholarships are administered in our community.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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