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The Fayette Community Foundation’s work is proudly community-driven, taking data and voice to strategically plan for long-term outcomes while providing resources for immediate needs. Following the 2021 community  needs assessment that propelled The Red Door Fund for Mental

Health, the Fayette Community Foundation named workforce development and education as its

second public initiative to champion.

In 2023, the Fayette Community Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of The Green Door Fund.

This Fund will focus on enhancing local workforce development and education by convening community partners to begin identifying resources and solutions on this public initiative. This Fund exists to support the economic security and educational advancement of our local students and professionals in our community. By leveraging assets and resources, this community-led fund plans to invest in organizations and programs that enhance the workforce skills and knowledge in our rural region.


Service Areas

Applicants for funding from the Green Door Fund for Workforce Development & Education must be located (physical address) in one of these 36 counties (see map on the left) OR provide programming, services, or support to residents in at least one of the counties. 

Applications are now open

Click the button below to learn more about our grant guidelines and application process.


Invested into the community in 2023


Invested into the community in 2023

2023 Community Impact Grantees


  • $3,120: La Grange Education Foundation for Welding Facility Updates

  • $3,000: St. James Preschool for Internship Program

  • $3,000: ACCSS for Career Quest Program

  • $1,000: Boys & Girls Club of Champion Valley for Computer Technology Updates

  • $1,000: And Then for new positions 

  • $1,000: Hesed House of Wharton for Assistive Technology

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