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Funds for Greater Green Bay Grant

Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools to Benefit
Local Residents and to Address Operational Needs Due to COVID-19

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Greater Green Bay Community Foundation (GGBCF)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies, schools, and municipalities in eligible counties to benefit local residents and address operational needs as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. Funding is intended for projects, equipment necessary for the projects, technology, and training. Applicants may also request operational support in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The Foundation places primary emphasis on applicants that benefit residents living in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto Counties.

Although all innovative ideas that meet emerging needs or opportunities will be considered, these are priority areas:

  • Arts and Culture: To infuse artistic and cultural opportunities throughout our community through creative expression. These may include historical, multicultural, visual, literary, theatrical, and musical. 
  • Education: To improve knowledge, train, instruct, and enhance skills to ensure individuals receive educational opportunities that better the course of their lives and careers. Especially programs addressing outcomes related to Achieve Brown County
  • Environment and Conservation: To protect, preserve, manage and provide access to or improve resources for the benefit of the natural environment, wildlife and humans. 
  • Health and Wellness: To benefit the general condition of a person's mind, body and spirit to help individuals be free from illness, injury or pain. This includes preventive, mental/behavioral, addiction and dental health programs ranging from early childhood to seniors. 
  • Human Services: To assist individuals, groups and communities such as the poor, sick, elderly, children or youth, to transition to more self-sustainable lifestyle.  
  • Public Benefit and Community Improvement: To provide for the good of our community at large and empower individuals or groups of people with the skills they need to effect change.  
  • Youth Development: To promote, encourage and provide access to broad-based youth development, especially among underprivileged youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160375

Estimated Size of Grant:

An appropriate request is $3,000 to $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must meet the following:
- Be a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service or a governmental body, such as a school or municipality.
- Directly serve the people of the greater Green Bay area, with primary emphasis on those residing in Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto Counties.
- Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability, or national origin.

The Funds for Greater Green Bay does not support the following:
- Ongoing operations of single organizations (*Applications for operational support are currently being accepted in response to the COVID-19 emergency)
- Annual appeals, capital campaigns or other fundraising activities or events
- Religious activities or programs that serve, or appear to serve, specific religious organizations, groups, denominations, or beliefs
- Individuals
- Endowments
- Debt retirement, debt financing, reduction of an operating deficit or replenishment of resources used to pay for such purposes
- Lobbying or legislative activities
- Capital improvements
- Programming or expenses occurring before the grant is awarded
- Efforts substantially serving people outside of the eligible counties

Pre-Application Information:

The Funds for Greater Green Bay will be disbursed through two application cycles a year. Applications must be received by the Foundation on July 1 and January 11.

Decisions will be announced within 8-10 weeks of the application deadline.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Amber Paluch, Vice President of Community Engagement, prior to completing an application.

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Staff Contact:
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
P: (920) 432-0800
F: (920) 432-5577

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USA: Wisconsin: Greater Green Bay Area, with primary emphasis on those residing in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto Counties

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