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Schreiber Community Grants Program

Grants to Northeast Wisconsin Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies for Diversity, Education, and Community Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)

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Grants starting at $1,000 to Northeast Wisconsin nonprofits, schools, and municipalities for programs in the areas of environmental sustainability, community development, health and human services, education and life-long learning, and cultural and ethnic diversity.

Eligible programs are those that serve Brown, Kewaunee, Oconto, Calumet, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Shawano and Winnebago Counties.

More details on the program areas are as follows:

- Health and human services: Improve the physical and emotional well-being of people of all ages. Focus areas include children and families, health and wellness, youth development, basic needs, and self-sufficiency.

- Community development: Strengthen the local community through volunteer efforts of the community and civic organizations.

- Education and life-long learning: Encourage, enhance and support strong educational systems in the community and life-long learning programs and initiatives that enhance the well-being of the community and its economy.

- Cultural and ethnic diversity and inclusion: Encourage an understanding of the importance of diversity in the community in ways that support or create a diverse, healthy community for everyone, regardless of race, class, gender or beliefs.

- Environmental sustainability: Promote a healthy environment in the community by encouraging activities that positively impact the environment.

Strong programs will:

-Address a well-defined need with a clearly defined action to meet the need/opportunity
-Improve the quality of life for the Northeast Wisconsin community and/or its residents
-Use innovative approaches to address community issues
-Help the organization become self-sufficient
-Use partnerships and/or collaborations with other non-profits or other entities to leverage impact
-Be feasible and likely to succeed
-Demonstrate a reasonable level of risk
-Propose appropriate and reasonable budgetary items
-Attract additional funding and leverage resources
-Create well-defined, meaningful and measurable project outcomes and methods to report actual outcomes (Measurement complexity should be relative to the size of the grant request.)
-Have long-term impact, especially relative to cost
-Have a positive standing with Schreiber Foods and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation regarding previously received grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156668

Estimated Size of Grant:

Strong proposals will usually request $1,000 to $100,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants must:

- Be either a non-profit organization [exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and not be classified as a 509(a)(3) supporting organization] or be a governmental body, such as a school or municipality.

- Serve the people of Brown, Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Winnebago Counties.

- Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability or national origin.

The Schreiber Community Grants program generally does not fund:
- Annual appeals, sponsorships or other fundraising activities and events.
- Religious activities or programs that serve or promote, or appear to serve or promote, specific religious organizations, groups, denominations or religious beliefs.
- Individuals.
- Debt retirement, deficit financing, reduction of an operating deficit or replenishment of resources used to pay for such purposes.
- Lobbying or legislative activities.
- Programming or expenses occurring before the grant is awarded.
- Efforts substantially serving people outside of Brown, Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano or Winnebago counties.

Pre-Application Information:

The online application process opens two months prior to the deadline, November 1, 2017.

Before applying for a grant, applicants are encouraged to talk to program staff to discuss ideas.

If your organization does not work in northeast Wisconsin, but there is a Schreiber facility in your area, please contact your local facility to learn about Schreiber funding opportunities in your community.

How to apply:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Amber Paluch, Vice President of Community Engagement
(920) 432-0800

Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
320 N. Broadway Street, Suite 260
Green Bay, WI 54303

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin: Brown, Kewaunee, Oconto, Calumet, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Shawano and Winnebago Counties