Since its inception in 1986, the Green Bay Packers Foundation has distributed more than $2 million to assist in a wide variety of activities and programs that benefit education, civic affairs, health services, human services and youth-related programs. The Foundation is one of the main ways the team gives back to the community in appreciation of the tremendous fan support it has received through the years.
Seed money for the establishment of the Foundation trust fund was provided by the team. While the Packers' annual contributions make up the majority of the trust fund, the team also accepts outside donations.
In its annual distribution of funds, the Green Bay Packers Foundation provided 62 grants to groups and organizations in the state of Wisconsin. Those grants totaled more than $176,000. Of that amount, more than $104,000 was awarded to Brown County organizations, and more than $72,000 was distributed to other groups around the state. Among the Brown County organizations that received assistance from the Foundation this year were Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Heritage Hill Foundation and the Neville Public Museum Foundation. - More Info
Students from Brown County benefit from a team effort involving the Green Bay Packers, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Scholarships Inc. The Packers Scholarship Program, established in 2002, awards $15,000 in scholarships each year.
Half of the total is awarded to students in four-year colleges, while half is earmarked for the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Education Foundation for students in two-year associate degree or apprenticeship trades programs.
The criteria for scholarships include community service, involvement in athletic activities (sports as well as any fitness-related student activity), academic achievement of at least a 3.0 grade point average (worthy candidates with a lower GPA may be considered), financial need and residency in Brown County.